I’m pretty excited about this month’s progress on the student loan debt. By decluttering, and selling, I was able to scrounge up an extra $376.46 for my student loan. Pretty good, considering I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I have limited opportunities to leave the house, eat meals, sleep, etc.
For some of my figures, I rounded up to the next dollar. For others, I didn’t. Next month I’ll try to be more consistent. Okay, here it goes:
EXTRA INCOME PUT TOWARDS STUDENT LOAN DEBT
Selling stuff on Amazon Marketplace = $80.63 – This figure is after shipping is taken out. I didn’t figure in the cost of envelopes, because I already had some.
Amazon Trade-In = $35.36. One of my teaching books was fetching a higher price on Amazon Trade-In. That’s rare, so I jumped at the opportunity and traded it in. Amazon Trade-In gives you Amazon credit instead of cash, but I’m counting this towards my earnings because we use Amazon to buy things like Pull-Ups, andglorious Hendrickson’s Dressing, which they don’t sell where we live in Washington State.
Garage Sale = $189 – A fabulous decluttering, money-making endeavor in which we met a lot of strange people who wanted to buy our stuff that we couldn’t sell online. I followed these tips, and they helped a lot.
Ibotta = $6.50 – I just started using this app to get cash back for grocery purchases. Money back for buying mass quantities of milk? Please and thank you! I’m also starting to use Checkout 51, but I haven’t made enough cash back to cash out yet.
Swagbucks = $10 – I can’t emphasize enough how little time I put into this. I just use it to search for the random things I’m always searching for like weird medical symptoms, recipes, and the hours for Costco.
Couponing = $4 – I just got the idea to start using my coupon savings toward my student loan payments on September 21, so this figure is kind of low. I’m not an extreme couponer, but every little bit helps, no?
Rebates = $6 – I forgot I sent in for a rebate from Better Homes and Gardens last month. The check showed up, and went directly toward the student loan.
Kindle Direct Publishing = $36.23 – I wrote an ebook for teachers who want to be stay-at-home moms last year. I should do more to promote the book to bump up this figure.
Etsy sales – $5.01 – I have two printables on Etsy right now. Again, I need to do more to promote my stuff there. And, I should make more printables, because it’s fun!
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