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I Earned XX,XXX Money: Side Hustles Changed My Life

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In this article, I am going to share my ways on how I earned β‚±XX,XXX amount of money by doing different side hustles and how it changed my life... for the better or for worse? Hmm. πŸ€”

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If you already read this article of mine: 20 Things I'm Grateful for in My 20 Years on Earth, you would know by now that I started to have a side hustle 3 years ago when I was in 11th Grade at 17 years old.

When we were in Grade 11, me and my 2 best friends had been planning to do online business. We thought of selling clothes or some apparel because it is what people are interested in. They like clothes, bags, and other stuff.

In those times, online selling was just starting to sprout. It wasn't that big compared to today wherein almost everyone is doing it already.

Back then, many weeks or months have passed yet our plan is not yet happening and I feel kinda impatient already. I thought to myself that if no one initiates or takes action, our plan will just go to waste.

So one time, my ate or elder sister-in-law was selling sling bags and I volunteered to post it online also and if someone bought from me, I would have some small profit. And so I did. I think I only sold one or two bags that time but I already feel happy and proud of myself because this is a stepping stone for me. πŸ₯°

The following day in our school, my best friends approached me and told me, "Wow! You started already!". Afterwards, the days passed by wherein I took the courage to take an action and start.

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Apparels

My Photo

My first ever side hustle is online business which I started around first week of December in 2019.

This first side hustle of mine is very memorable for me because everything is my first time and I learned so many things. From then on, I started to brainstorm on how I should set up my own online business. I consider things like what I should sell, the theme of my online business, the name of my shop, target audience, ways on how I can sell it, ways on how I can promote, the logo, suppliers, and so on.

I sold clothes, shorts, bags, and iconic socks together with one of my best friends but most of the time, I am the one who does all the work. Most of my target market are my classmates, schoolmates, millennials both in person and on the internet.

I didn't earn that much money here but what I earned so much are the learnings and experiences. And that's much more important for me.

Premium Accounts

After a while, I stopped selling apparel because there are so many online businesses also that are popping out. That means I have competitors and buyers have more options on where they should buy. The pandemic also came so I completely decided to stop selling.

I track my income and expenses cause I love listing things down. There was a time during the lockdown, I felt unusual about my income and expenses list because I got used to having income every month. But I thought to myself, "what product will I sell this time during pandemic?".

Then around April last year, I came across a post on the internet wherein someone is selling a Netf*** account. I never tried subscribing to it because it is expensive if I am the only one who will use it. But then, they are selling shared accounts so the fees are split into 5 people and that is what makes it affordable. I tried it for 1 month and binge-watched a lot of k-dramas and other films. After 1 month when my subscription expired, I asked the seller if she accepts resellers because I was willing to be. After that, I can't remember what happened anymore but I ended up finding trustworthy suppliers and became a reseller until now (but I am not that active now in selling it as I used to before).

So far, selling premium accounts is my side hustle wherein I have the most accumulated money.

I like selling it because it is a digital product, not a physical one. I don't have to step outside our house just to ship an item and I don't have to do packaging, and stuff because everything is just digital and online. It is very convenient for me to simultaneously do online selling and online class at the same time.

The most unforgettable moment I had when I was selling this was in February when I tried to do Facebook ads. Maybe in around 1-3 days, I earned around β‚±10,000 already which is by far my most accumulated within a short period of time.

E-books

My Photo

Through selling premium accounts, I also discovered from my supplier about selling e-books because it is also a form of a digital product. I earned just enough.

Art Commission

My Photos (some are commissions, some are not)

Around May or June last 2020, I learned how to do basic digital arts. I learned through YouTube and asked some help from my close friend through Messenger.

After I did some artwork, 'sobrang kapal ng mukha ko' (shameless) because I immediately opened an art commission. Hahaha. Feeling pro. 🀣

Around this time, I started to be determined to earn money because I have a plan to buy a gaming laptop for architecture which is absolutely expensive, around β‚±50,000 and above. And until now, I'm still saving up for it. My goal is to buy a gaming laptop this year.

Maybe that's the reason why I opened an art commission even though I'm not that pro yet in making digital arts.

This side hustle is my third most accumulated money.

Load

My Screenshot

Since I started selling premium accounts, I frequently used online wallets like GCash, PayMaya, and coins.ph. Afterward, I learned that you can buy loads through these online wallets and you can get 5%-10% cashback.

My family always needs a load for their work and personal communication, so I thought about having a loading business and they are my customers. At least if they are going to buy a load from me, they don't have to go to stores anymore. Hahaha.

As of now, I use coins.ph to buy load because it has 10% cashback.

I only earn a small amount by doing this but I'm fine with it.

Presets

My Photos

Just like e-books, I also discover selling presets because it is also a digital product. This side hustle is my least accumulated money.

read.cash & noise.cash

These two platforms are what I consider my main side hustle at the moment. This is my first time to earn not through fiat money but through cryptocurrency which is Bitcoin Cash or BCH. πŸ’š

At the moment, I am not earning much through read.cash because Rusty is not visiting me for 3 weeks now. I really miss him. πŸ₯Ί What I do is to be active on noise.cash to regain my low earnings in read.cash. Good thing, my heart value in noise.cash is doing quite nicely. Anyways, subscribe to my noise.cash because I am noisy there: CrazyRichFilipina. πŸ€—

So far, this is my second side hustle with the most accumulated money. I guess if Rusty keeps on noticing me until now, it would surpass my Premium Accounts earnings. But it's okay.


After discussing my side hustles, I am going to talk about how did these changed my life aka my fruit of labor from doing these stuff...

My Fruit of Labor

  • Learnings

    Through doing side hustles, I have gained experiences that lead to giving me so many learnings. I learned how to negotiate with people, handle social media business accounts, advertise/promote, edit photos, and all that online business jazz. I also learned to be keen about my finances.

    I have a goal to become a girl boss someday, so those learnings/knowledge that I gained, I can use them again when I put up my serious business in the future.

    I also realized that earning money is not that easy. That's why we should pay respect to people who do their best to earn a living such as our parents, waiters, garbage collectors, and others. We have no idea how hard they work so the least that we can do for them is to respect and be kind to them. πŸ’ž

  • Phone

    Because of selling apparel (combined with my saved school allowance from my parents) back in 2019, I managed to buy myself a phone for the very first time. Back then, the phones I had were just the old phones of my older siblings aka pinaglumaan. That's why getting myself a brand new phone is a big deal for me.

  • Things

    Some of the material things I bought are from my own money through my side hustles. I don't ask that much from my parents because I feel shy.

  • Experiences

    Whenever me and my friends has to go to a trip somewhere, eat out, or just hang out, I don't have to ask money from my parents most of the time. I don't mind that much spending money on experiences because it is an intangible thing aka memories that I am going to hold onto forever.

  • Investments

    By doing side hustles (and some allowance and gifts from my parents and others), I am able to venture into investing when I was 18. Read my first ever investment here and my another investment here: Invest in Pag-IBIG MP2: What is that?. I think I can't be able to invest if I only lean on to my allowance because right now during pandemic, I don't have any allowance. πŸ₯΄

  • β‚±6X,XXX

    This is only my rough estimate. This is actually small number for someone doing side hustles for 3 years. But take note: I don't actually do side hustles regularly because I have my lazy days and busy academic seasons. 😡 However, this time, I try to push myself everyday to at least do something that would earn me money.

Those are my fruit of labor! It may not look that much but it is really a game changer for me.

To someone out there who also do side hustles but felt like they are not earning enough or they are earning very slow, remember...

"Small progress is still a progress."

To everyone who are also doing side hustles, I salute you! Everything that we do may not be easy, but in the end, we still keep on pushing ourselves. You may sometimes think if what do we get from doing this work but always remember that hard work and effort will never betray you, it will pay off. Let's keep going.

"Take a leap of faith. You never know what's waiting for you on the other side."

Disclaimer: Everything I discuss here is not meant to brag, but just to share and hopefully to inspire. What I earned for years is actually just a small amount compared to others who also do side hustles for how many years, that's why I really don't have much to brag about. Haha.

Also, some people here are telling me that maybe I'm rich because of my username, CrazyRichFilipina, which is only inspired by the film "Crazy Rich Asians". Hahaha. How I wish, guys. Let's just say that I'm on the way on becoming rich. #Manifesting #LawOfAttraction πŸ˜†πŸ€ž


This article is my entry to the Writing Prompt # 12: Fruits of Labor of @JonicaBradley. If you wish to also join, check out her article and follow this simple rules:

  1. Write anything about The Fruits of Labor

  2. Write 100% original content

  3. Write at least 600 words so Rusty will come to reward you

  4. Submit your story to PromptlyJonica here

  5. Tag me @JonicaBradley

  6. Have fun!

That's all. Thank you for reading! ❀️

I also want to extend my gratitude to @Eylz2021 for renewing her sponsorship yesterday.


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Another legit question, how do I put the title of my previous article as a hyperlink? What appears to mine was the affiliate link, not the title itself. Thank you in advance!

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1 month ago

Ang dami mong sideline hehe..Sana all my talent...Congrats sa earnings mo..Sana lumaki pa yan..

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2 months ago

Thank you! Sana nga po.

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2 months ago

Wow you're doing great, in your age andami nyo ng sinubukan para kumita. "small progress is still a progress" you're right and I agree with this. Continue doing what you're doing now. I know your parents are proud of you.

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2 months ago

Thank you so much! I will definitely continue. :)

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2 months ago

Aweeehhhh iba talaga pag ma diskarte. Kailangan pa rin ba ng load kapag nag netflix?

$ 0.01
2 months ago

May subscription po every month around 500 ata yun.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Need internet bhe?

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Opo. Pero pwede ka din mag download to watch offline.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Galing niyo naman po. Deserved niyo po iyan. Kaya go lang ng go.

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thank you sis 😊

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2 months ago

Welcome sis.

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2 months ago

Grabe napa ka pursigido at ma paraan. Alamin lang talaga yun kaya mong gawin at gawin NG mahusay totoong may pera kahit saan. Galing mo gurl!!!

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2 months ago

Salamat po! May pera naman po talaga basta't naghahanap ng paraan sa legal na paraan hahaha.

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2 months ago

Woah 😍 you are such a hardworking person. I am glad to hear that you do commission art works.

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2 months ago

Thanks! I don't do art commissions atm though cause I focused on other side hustles already.

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2 months ago

Very commendable. You are very enterprising and at such a young age, you'll indeed be a Crazy Rich Filipina in due time! Good luck.

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2 months ago

Thank you!!! I hope so.

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2 months ago

Ang talented mo naman ate. Wala akong talent ni isa, kumain lang. Di ko lang alam kay Rusty kung bakit ganyan Anyway, sana bumalik na siya hahaha

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thank you! May talent ka. Yung pagsusulat natin dito, talent na natin yun. 😊 Sana nga ivisit nya na ako ulit haha

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2 months ago

Great Article. thanks, i hope you keep on posting more like this

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2 months ago

Thank you @Lewel! I'll try to write more like this but as much as possible, I want to try variety of topics. 😊

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2 months ago

Wala akong masabi. Sobrang galing mo mars. Jusko, di ko.sure if maggaawa ko yang mga ganyan. Wala akong confident sa sarili ko when it comes to arts huhu. Sanaol blessed πŸ€—πŸ€—

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2 months ago

Thank you mars!!! Actually, wala din ako masyadong confidence sa ganito pero kapalan na lang talaga ng mukha hahahaha

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2 months ago

Nako mars. Galing mo nga eh.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Online business at e-loading lang ginawa ko dati lol 🀣 pero sa next month, baka mag tratry akong ukay ukay. HAHAHA napaka talented mo nga pala btw β˜ΊοΈπŸ’š

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thanks mare! Good luck sa ukay-ukay business mo. 😍 If magkalapit lang tayo sana, magvivisit ako. Mej mahilig ako sa ukay-ukay eh.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

You seemed to have learned a lot through online business. Great experience by exploring into so many tasks. Good luck.

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2 months ago

Thank you! I really did learn a lot.

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2 months ago

Legit question: Isn't selling N**flix subscription illegal? And e-books, too?

You're one of a kind hustler! I want to do that and get out of the rat race in the corporate world.

$ 0.00
1 month ago

Hope you got lot of experience from online business. Not easy to explore in various tasks in different areas. Good luck to you

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thank you! Good luck to you also.

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2 months ago

Nakakainspire and proud namang talaga! πŸ‘ keep it up! Tuluy-tuloy lang ang blessings

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2 months ago

Thank you! ❀️

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Ang galing naman! Ako, I tried enrolling in Clickbank and I forgot the other website about eCommerce and stuff. I learned a lot but I wasn't able to apply my knowledge. But I am glad parin.

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thanks! Okay lang yan. Try and try lang. Kahit ako may ilan pang pinag-tryan tapos kung saan ako nagagandahan at nageenjoy, pinapagpa tuloy ko kahit papano.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

:) There is no harm in trying ika nga :)

$ 0.00
2 months ago

So proud of you ghorrrrl!!!! GO GET THEM COINSSSSSS!!!! LEZZZZGOOOO

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thank you ghorl!!!! LEZZZZGOOOO πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Grabe hahaha. San mo kinukuha yung mga damit na binebenta mo dati? Or may supplier ka lang na kinukuhanan?

I can't do online selling since Im not a fan of social interactions. Kaya I tend to work on my own hahaha. Perfect na perfect ting pagsusulat sakin :))

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2 months ago

Yup. May supplier po ako.

It's mostly through online kaya wala masyadong social interactions. Ako din naman di masyadong magaling dun. Pero fake it til you make it na lang hahaha. Writing is for you talaga! Keep going!

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Nakakabilib..Nagbunga ubg mga paghihirap mopo ..to earn that much.. Sabi nga nila kung gusto may paraan.. Plan ko din sana na mag benta ng load ..kung di lang nagpandemic...sa school..

$ 0.01
2 months ago

True talaga yang kasabihan. Pwede ka parin mag benta ng load ngayong nasa bahay, sa mga family mo.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

What phone did you buy? 😍

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Just realme 3 po.

$ 0.00
2 months ago

ganda, sis and good job sa achievement mo 😍

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Awe. Thank you so much po 😊

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Great story miss, efforts will never lie indeed!

Accumulation and hard work is the right key towards success, hoping for wonders and success in your future endeavors miss!

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Absolutely. Thank you so much!!!

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2 months ago

hello @crazyrichfilipina im so inspired by you. i have been employed for many years now and I really wanted to start business long ago. i tried crochet but people were shocked of the price I give them with out thinking that it was hard to do. I really am thankful to my mentore @jurich60 for inviting me here,

$ 0.03
2 months ago

Awe! I'm glad that you're inspired. ❀️ Keep going on your business. Maybe you can ask advice from other crochet business owners to make your business better. Good luck to your business!

$ 0.00
2 months ago

Hands down. Grabe ang galing mo huhu. I've always wanted to venture out on business kaso di ko alam kung anong magiging business ko hahaha. Sobrang amazed ako ngayon dahil sa mga nagawa mo. ❀️❀️❀️😻

$ 0.03
2 months ago

Waaaah sorry for the late reply. Thank you! If di mo daw alam kung saan ka magsstart sa business or kung ano ibebenta mo. Think of what's the last thing you bought daw at yun ang ibusiness mo. :)

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1 month ago

Galing naman. Sanaol. Hahaha! Cheers to becoming a girl boss in the future. πŸ₯³

$ 0.01
2 months ago

Thank you po! Sana nga 🀞

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2 months ago