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Heyooo! Happy Friday! 

Remember a few weeks ago when I said Don’t Go Broke Buying for Someone You Love? That wasn’t me telling you not to express your love through gifts, it was me telling you that you don’t need to go into debt over the holidays. 

Recently, I’ve started a cash envelope system in my house specifically for “extras”. Essentially, I have 4 envelopes, each envelope has written on it – what the envelope is for, and what the goal is. When I add cash to an envelope, I write it down on the back. I also, typically, write out my plan. 

Now, I’m not just throwing any ol’ money into these envelopes. This is solely cash that’s made from doing some extra hustle. I’ve introduced this system to a few of my friends who are picking it up – it’s not perfect nor flawless, but it’s definitely helped me visualize my goals and save accordingly. 

But let me tell you – I’m all about the holiday hustle! So I thought this week I’d share some ways on how you can make some extra money this weekend. 

Consign Clothes – I’m not going to say you’re going to make a fortune doing this, unless you’re swimming in clothes. But taking clothes to consignment shops or even places such as Plato’s Closet, can really stack up the cash. My youngest daughter is extremely particular about clothes, so instead of saving all of my oldest daughters hand-me downs, I now ask my youngest if she likes the item or doesn’t. If she does, I’ll hold on to it, if she doesn’t – I add it to a “sell pile”. Now, my sell pile almost always includes all of my youngest daughters clothes in it, and with two growing kids, it can pile up fast. I then take these clothes to a retailer that’s owned by Plato’s Closet but it’s for kids, called Once Upon A Child. I will say it’s a hit or miss with what they take, but I’ve walked out of that store with 40 bucks -50 bucks in my pocket before. Some times it’s 20, but to me, money is money and it spends the same way. 

If you don’t have kids, try out Plato’s Closet or  similar in your area. It’s a fast and easy way to make a couple extra dolla dolla bills this weekend.

Uber/Lyft – next, try out Uber or Lyft. My Uncle lives in New Orleans and ubered for quite some time, he told me he would rack in an extra 1,000 to $1500 on the weekends. My uber driver in Pittsburgh, told me she averages about $800/weekend. Now, if hauling people in your car isn’t your jam – think about driving for Postmates, UberEats, or similar.

Marketplace – Facebook Marketplace has made me a good chunk of change. Declutter your space and list those items on Facebook Marketplace. In the past 8 weeks, we’ve cashed in on over $500 by letting go of some things we no longer need. 

InstaCart is not something I’ve personally done, but a woman local to me  does this 3 times a week and averages $500. Essentially with Instacart, you go grocery shopping for someone else! They submit their order and pick their desired grocery store, and you, as the shopper – go shopping for them and then deliver it to their home! Not a bad gig to bring in some extra cash.

And last one – if you’re a service based entrepreneur – think about creating a mini course, or e-book, or if you already have these items, run a one-day sale to generate some extra funds! If you’re a product based entrepenreuer and you’d been sitting on an idea – go ahead an launch it and make it available for pre-orders. Your product doesn’t have to be finished or even available, for you to start making money on it! 

So while I’m not encouraging you to go into debt over the holidays, I am encouraging you to pick up the holiday hustle, get creative and be fiscally responsible with the money that does come flowing in. 

Remember, that Our thoughts, our words, our emotions. So, it goes without saying that our money is made of energy too. Fuel your money and treat it nicely. Don’t stay negative things like “I’m poor or I’m broke” even if it’s how you’d describe your current finances. Instead, switch it to start saying things like “ I am grateful  for the abundance and prosperity in my life.” or “There is no limit to the amount of money I am capable of earning.” 

Use your words and thoughts in a positive way, change your money mindset! If you need extra help on this, go back and listen to these episodes we’ve had on the podcast revolving around money:

Permission to Prosper with Anges Kowalksi
Financially Free with Kumiko Love
How to Master Your Money and Tackle Your Debt with Whitney Hansen

I’d love to see how you’re hustling this holiday season! Share it with me on Social Media, I’m everywhere @MindBizLife 

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That’s all for today, I’ll see you next week and until then remember:  every level of life is an opportunity to grow. Be well my friend.