• The Side Hustle Report #3 – self publishing

    Welcome back to the side hustle report! If you haven’t read this before, the side hustle I’m trying this year is writing or self publishing short stories. It’s something I did back in 2013 and am trying it again in 2017. I’m looking at February data here. It’s crazy to think that March is almost over and spring weather will be upon us soon. As a recap, January was a $11.34 gain after expenses on $29.34 in earnings. There isn’t a huge market for short stories. I’m not expecting this to be a huge earner. However, there’s no harm in earning a little bit of extra cash while practicing my…

  • The Side Hustle Report #2 – publishing ebooks

    Welcome back to the side hustle report! It’s month one of actually publishing ebooks. I’m hopeful that positive results follow. Last time I talked about my writing process and laid out the baseline as well as my earnings for the month. As a recap, December was a loss of $10.44 after expenses. I spent some money preparing covers for January. I’m writing mainly short stories which don’t sell that well. That means the cap on my earnings here is pretty low. However, I’m trying to use this as an opportunity to learn as a writer and earn a tiny bit of money on the side. The eventual goal is to work up…

  • The Side Hustle Report #1 – writing for money

    Writing for money is something I’d like to do when I retire so I figure it’d be to give it a try again now. I went into detail about my love for writing in this post a few weeks ago so I won’t reiterate all that here. I started writing again in December in order to get started on building up a base of stories/novellas to publish starting in 2017. This first report sets a baseline for 2017. It will show how much I earned passively in December from the work I’ve published in 2013. It’s not a lot but it’s more than 0. I’m hoping that writing and publishing…