INTENTIONAL IN 2018 | how i made over $1300 in one month with side hustles

YOU GUYS. i've been working SO hard on my side hustles & i am so, so proud of the amount of money that i've been able to bring to our family's income this month. i wanted to share how i did these things & my plans to continue this kind of income through my side hustles in the coming months. 

if you've been reading my blog for a little while, you know that i am a firm believer in the side hustle. they keep me busy & help me stay creative. i really enjoy them. i've tried a few different things, but i've settled on three that i love & want to grow into hopefully something more than just a side hustle one day.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

i really hope that one day i can do photography full-time, but for now, i am grateful for the extra income it brings us. the way that i've been able to supplement our income through photography has been by working with bloggers. i have a few bloggers that i've contracted to work with me in 2018. (if you'd like more information on that, shoot me an email at hello@sadie-banks.com & i'll send you ALL of the details & we can get shooting!!) i also freelance and work with whomever needs photos when my schedule allows it. i love working with bloggers & have met so many new friends through photographing them!

PRINT SHOP

you may or may not know, i have a print shop! i sell LDS temple prints on etsy & here on my website! i love every single one of these photos & am so, so glad that others have loved them enough to purchase them to hang in their homes! i am so surprised & thankful every time i get a notification saying i've got another print order. 

LITTLE LOVES

little loves is an endeavor that parker & i started in september. it was parker's idea & i just fell in love with it. little loves is an online baby clothes shop & while we are still working out details to make it better, we are so stoked whenever we get an order. 

HOW DID I MAKE $1300+ WITH THESE SIDE HUSTLES?

there are a few things that i think have helped us make money through these side hustles:
1. preparation
2. consistent posting on social media
3. keyword usage
4. follow up

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i had been preparing for january 2018 for about six months before january even happened. most of the preparation was for my blogger contracts. i created them, reached out to bloggers in hopes they'd sign & then created a price guide for any other blogger who might want to work with me. once i got those things underway, i started advertising a little bit on social media. i followed up with bloggers that i had emailed. i was able to sign 3 contracts from following up!

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the keyword usage was most helpful for my print shop. i made sure that my keywords for my prints were relevant and ones that people were actually searching. (you can check this on etsy!) all but three of my sales have come through keywords & searches on etsy.

consistent posting on social media has been CRUCIAL for little loves. every time we are consistent with posting for a week, we receive at least one or two orders. (not too shabby for a shop that just opened & that we haven't worked on very much for the past two months... we've been busy)

my goal for these three side hustles for the rest of january & for february are:
1. work with three more bloggers who are not contracted
2. post twice on instagram & facebook a day for little loves
3. update my keywords for my print shop
4. utilize pinterest