Thu, 8 March 2018
Pretty much anyone who's ever dipped into the personal finance community has heard about side hustling. Here at His & Her Money, we're huge advocates of entrepreneurship, and we want everyone to know that getting a side hustle (or several!) can be an incredible tool for not just paying off debt and generating extra income, but ultimately achieving financial freedom in the process. Having more income is a powerful asset, and you might even be able to turn your hobbies into cash!
On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we're so glad to have Michelle Schroeder-Gardner on the show with us! You might know Michelle from MakingSenseOfCents.com, and as well as being a blogger, she's a personal finance expert, wife, and full-time traveler. She started her blog back in 2013 as a hobby, but once she realized she could make a go of it, she paid off a whopping $40,000 in student loan debt, left Corporate America behind, and she and her husband have been making the best of financial freedom ever since!
Michelle was working full-time as a financial analyst when she got her first student loan notice in the mail - that was when she realized that she didn't want to be tied down for the next 8 to 12 years paying them off. By now Michelle was following the personal finance community, reading stories of debt smashing success, and it didn't take long to realize that she could do that too! Her first side hustle was mystery shopping, and that was just the beginning. From there, she and her husband found more ways to manage money: eating out less, cutting costs, and of course, side hustling.
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Michelle didn't know much about blogging when she first started, let alone that she could make a living doing it. Her work-life balance involved weekends and later hours, and she even used her vacation days to work on the blog. But hard work paid off: 6 months after she started blogging, she made her first $100; a year after, she was earning roughly $5,000 a month; today, she makes over $1,000,000! Michelle is an incredible wealth of tips, tricks, and advice, from networking and blogging conferences to advertising and making the most of your blog presence online. Her journey is incredible, and yours can be too!
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