YAY! We are at this exciting point in our 52 Week Take Back Your Finances Challenge. We are at the part that many LOVE, bringing in a bit more income each month!
Over the last couple of weeks you have done some prep work and tasks to start and complete this next task with success and a bit more ease. We have shared a few things throughout the challenge to prepare for this point, but especially the past couple of weeks.
Let’s review those so that we can be ready for this week’s challenge:
- Brainstorm extra money making ideas (includes free printable)
- Steps to take to turn your ideas into extra money
Now that some very necessary and essential prep work has been done, it’s time to put the pedal to the metal if you will and rev our income-earning engines!
We want to remind you that money does not fall into your lap, nor does it grow on trees. We just want to emphasize this again because, although we have found tips, tricks and resources to help provide a 2% income increase consistently (not every single month, but often enough to make a HUGE impact on our finances, although we still strive for that 2% goal each month) it still takes work.
If you want to see results, you have to actually DO SOMETHING. We just want to see you do that little something, sometimes more, sometimes less to bring in that extra 2%. You will not have 2% more in your bank account this month by just sitting there.
Okay, we know that the above statement is obvious, but at the same time, we have ran across people in our journey here that think 2% will “just happen.” It won’t. And that’s the reality of it.
But…on a positive note, you are only looking for 2%. You are not looking for an impossible goal, you are not looking for an improbable goal, you are not looking for a lofty goal…not even a big goal. It’s a SMALL goal! Let that be an encouragement to you.
And…with this small goal – BIG things CAN and MAY happen! You just never know how that small income-producing endeavor might just blossom into a more significant part of your lives. We have even known some families that have turned their ideas into full-time income to support their family.
We are so excited for you! We just know how this 2×2 plan in total has completely changed our lives and so we are excited about the possibilities of what it will do for you.
This Week’s Task
You’ve probably already guessed it!
That’s right… time to actually implement your plan and start increasing your income by 2% this next month.
First, to figure out what your 2% increase needs to be, be sure to refer to the 12-month Budget Planner shared from week #7 on the second page of the month where you figured in your 2% increase.
Gather your additional resources and information from the past challenges, especially the last two weeks and make a decision about what to try first and go out there and DO IT! This is going to be a goal to work towards each and every month and that means a HUGE potential with the little steps.
There’s no need to rehash all of the information shared, ideas for you and more as these were listed in many places in the prep tasks, but as a quick reference, be sure to see our list of over 130 money making ideas.
We did want to share some marketing ideas with you in case your first endeavor on this financial journey may require a bit of marketing. The article we have previously shared talks about the cheap and FREE ways to market your new small adventure.
Friends…go out there and make it happen!
Need to catch up? Come join us on this challenge from the very beginning by clicking on the 52-Week Take Back Your Finances Challenge and sign up to start receiving your automated challenge from the very beginning!
One final thing…we also have a Facebook Group where you can engage in discussions, receive encouragement and talk to others that are participating in the challenges too for more ideas! Head to the Be Intentional with The Thrifty Couple Facebook Page HERE and ask to join us there! You can also invite friends and spouses too!
Disclaimer: We are not licenses financial planners. We are only a couple that have been just a hair-breadth away from bankruptcy and found our way out of debt with a goal to now help others. Please make sure to consider any advice given on our site and in this challenge as tips we have used ourselves; they may not work for everyone. If you have questions please make sure to contact a licensed professional.