Good morning everyone. I hope all is well. We are now in month number 2 of 2016. Hopefully, January went well for you. I had a pretty good month.
I continued freelancing. I even found another client. Combining my freelance writing with my eBay sales, I made a little over $500. That’s cool, but the goal is to make at least an extra $1000 each month. My eBay money sales were pretty low. That was to be expected with people trying to recoup after Christmas. I know this month will be much better.
Top Posts of January:
Last month was also the first month where all of my debts went down in amounts. I have a loan that’s in deferment. I don’t need to make a payment on it, but I decided to do so. Seeing the numbers get smaller each month is addicting. Hell, I’m even thinking about getting another part-time job for a couple of days out of the week, but not sure if I should do it. On one hand I want to do it, but on the other I figure that if I don’t get one I can start looking for more freelance opportunities. What would you do if you were in my situation?
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I also want to share with you the results of my original thrifting challenge. This was the 1st of two challenges that I did last year. I purchased items from a thrift store and wanted to show people how much I could flip them for. The 2nd thrifting challenge finished in October. This one surprisingly took much longer than I expected. I originally started it in July.
I purchased five items. Below are the item names plus the amounts that I paid for them and sold them for.
Keith Brooking Bobblehead – Paid: $4.94 Sold: $20
4 Super Bowl Cups – Paid: $1.60 Sold: $1.00 (Small loss)
1 Expired Computer Ink Cartridge – Paid: $0.80 (Actually unsold. I added it to a group of 20 other ink cartridges that I’m selling.)
Atlanta Braves Lunch Box – Paid: $1.21 Sold: $4.01
Kids Air Jordan 5 – Paid: $2.92 Sold: $16.99
I spent a total of $11.47 and turned it into $42. That’s almost four times more than what I spent. I plan on having another thrifting challenge once it warms up.
Last but not least I want to share with you my latest t-shirt design. What do you think?
How was your January? What do you have planned for February?