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Side-Hustles From Scratch #14 — Getting Ready For Xmas Early

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Another Thursday and another progress update. No miracles, just real slow progress. Get future updates e-mailed to you every Thursday by signing up for my mailing list.

And if you missed the previous updates, here is a complete list for you:

Trying Popular Online Side-Hustles From Scratch

Hopefully, in a year or so, we can look back at this list as a roadmap to a successful side hustle.

Update #14

I have decided to prepare for Christmas early. And have started creating Christmas-themed designs. I am also still obsessed with AI image generation capabilities. If you’d like to give it a shot, here’s how you could start.

How to Get Started With Midjourney AI — Create Astonishing AI Art Now
Beginner-friendly guide to creating art with AI

I have been focusing on exploring the depths of AI and writing for the most part of the week. But I’ve also created lots of designs. And played with some new tools.

I might also do an earnings report for my writing side hustle which I have not included in this series. If there is interest I will publish how much I have made at the end of the month. This month has been pretty good so far.


Total: $55.14


Print-on-demand: $0.61

Affiliate marketing: $52.26


  • Series started — April 21, 2022

  • First photos accepted to Shutterstock — April 26, 2022

  • First video published on Youtube — May 5, 2022

  • First sale on RedBubble — May 10, 2022

  • First referral on Medium — May 12, 2022

  • First actual affiliate sale 34$ — August 7, 2022

Affiliate Marketing

My biggest earner so far is an AI-powered video editing tool. That lets you turn articles into videos. And some other great stuff. I have only featured this tool in one article:

I Turned My Medium Stories Into YouTube Videos and You Can Too!

Affiliate sales have made me 38$ so far. And the article itself has made me over 70$ on Medium to this day.

I should probably write a more in-depth overlook of the tool. There is a huge potential for using tools like this as well as affiliate income. The affiliate program offers recurring revenue. And you can also have sub-affiliates.

I also have 3 referrals on Medium that bring in around $6.80 each month. And to attract more affiliates I keep writing on this platform regularly. As well as covering the platform on other writing sites like

This week I wrote a guide for new Medium writers that could potentially attract more refferals.

Promote Your Medium Articles Like A Pro


I had a plan for launching a Christmas-oriented store early for a while. And now I have done it. I’ve got quite a lot of designs ready to go. But the uploading will take some time. As I need to choose good keywords and come up with titles and descriptions.

I also need to design the header for this store.

Here are a couple of the first designs I have uploaded as an experiment:

Christmas decorations Throw Blanket by RetroChristmas

Christmas decorations Socks by RetroChristmas

Mid journey recently came out with a great new feature that allows the creation of seamless patterns:

Awesome New Feature From Midjourney — Seemless Tiles

It has a ton of potential for creating designs, textures, etc.

I also played with a tool called chaiNNer.

It allows to set up batch actions for images. You can resize entire folders of images with this tool. Create tiles. Use different models of AI upscalers. Basically, your imagination is the limit.

It is a bit technical. But It is actually easier than it seems. If there is interest I will do a tutorial.

Here’s a screenshot of the interface.

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It’s all customizable.

I also created a store on Teepublic. But still have to do the uploading.

Goals For The Week

Overall goals:

  • Work on prioritizing.

Affiliate marketing:

  • write a review on Pictory.AI


  • Focus on uploading

In Future updates:

  • A transparent look at my progress

  • I will share what I have learned

  • I will share other valuable sources of information

Here is a list of all articles in the series:

Trying Popular Online Side-Hustles From Scratch


If you have any suggestions or questions, or just want to share your thoughts, leave a comment below

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Can you earn money on posting articles that you published elsewhere also the same question for medium?

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Yes, you can! It just needs to be your original writing. And you need to be transparent about it.

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