In 2016, I quit my job of 9+ years, became debt free, networked with some incredible people, started my first GoFundMe campaign, started my own website, co-founded a new business project, went to more music festivals and gaming events than I can remember, qualified for my first Credit Card in over 8 years while earning 110,705 bonus point miles my very first month and discovered how to wake up every day with a sense of purpose.
I never thought that my life would change so drastically in such a short period of time. It’s crazy to think that this all happened because I took that first step to pursuing my own dreams just a short while prior. It’s definitely been my best and most life changing year to date and the beginning on an exciting journey ahead.
Here is how I did this December and what my plans are for 2017 and beyond.
For the sake of completion on a year in review, I decided to also include the totals of each of my income streams for all of 2016 as well.
For myself and most consumers in general, I feel that we are all bargain hunters by nature. Haggling or negotiating a discounted price with a business owner is an everyday common occurrence if we feel that we can get a better deal somehow.
At the time of this writing, I have made $1915.91 in cash-back, not taking into account additional pending purchases. Once those transactions are completed, I will have been paid out a little over $2000.
As more of a public service announcement than anything, I wanted to educate you on their existence so you can start saving immediately – especially for the holiday season. It’s a lot easier than you think!
Let me show you how.
Happy November and a Post-Thanksgiving, everyone! Gobble gobble! I’m stuffed!
The holidays are officially here, and that means people are shopping like crazy!
At the time of this post, my eBay store has officially crossed the mark for highest grossing month so far! Wooo! Still 2 days left to go!
The short and sweet secret to achieving this momentous milestone was simply goal setting, but it’s how I did it that made all the difference this month, and for future months to come.
From not having much to do to having a shit ton of work in the blink of an eye, it’s been a surprisingly welcome change of pace so far this October.
For the past 2 months prior, I spent most of my time reoptimizing my eBay listings and providing better and faster customer service. Some days I felt like I could only do so much of it before getting burnt out.