Make Money… doing things that you’re already doing.

Imagine what you would do if you had a couple extra hundred bucks coming in every month. 

And before you scoff and say “I don’t have time to do anything MORE just to make a couple hundred dollars…” hear me out. 

MOST of the members in the Pretty Money Club are busy Moms. We are a tight group and have spent A LOT of time together creating and revising our budgets. We have already figured out where our money goes, learned where we can save, set up automatic transfers to save money for our future needs, and given ourselves a “spend with joy” budget to buy whatever WE want on a regular basis. 

Now we’re getting ambitious. We are on fire for our goals. We know that reprioritizing just a few hours a month of our time can expedite that family vacation, or earn us that gardener so we can spend that sunday afternoon at the lake with our kids rather than in the dirt pulling weeds. 

And making extra money is NOT hard. There is SO MUCH MONEY in the world… you just have to be willing to stick yourself out there and say “HEY! I WANT YOUR MONEY.” 

Well, okay, you will have to work a little for it. But probably not as hard as you might think. 

We talked about four different ways to generate extra income this month:

1) Doing things we are ALREADY doing. For example:

– Jennifer LOVES to garden and has a bunch of indoor plants, too. Instead of just giving away the ones she propagates or pruning the excess and throwing it away, she started potting and selling them. She picked up free nursery pots off marketplace, spent $15 bucks on potting soil, and has already made $180 selling plants at $10 a pop. 

– Heidi is big into meal prep. Since she is ALREADY doing it on a regular basis, she decided to check out her local mom group and found another busy mom that is willing to pay for pre-made meals a couple times per week. Time bonus for the other mom, cash bonus for Heidi.

2) Doing MORE of what we are already good at. For example:

– Marina is a grade 5 teacher. She decided that she would start a small math club to tutor kids who need the extra support after school for one hour every Thursday. There are three kids in the group and she charges $15 per week per kid. That’s $180 per month… and well worth it to the parents. 

– Erica does high level consulting for the government. Her skills are transferrable to coaching small business owners privately. We are currently brainstorming her side hustle. 

3) Reaching for the low-hanging fruit. For example:

It doesn’t require a large skillset or a university degree to clean a house, detail a car, walk a dog, or babysit. But don’t think of taking on a job like this as doing extra chores. Think about it as filling a gap in your budget and making more room for the things that you love. Money certainly can buy happiness if it means that you have extra money to spend on experiences with your family, or if it means you can indulge in some YOU time.

You might even be surprised to find that it does not feel like a huge chore. One of the Pretty Money Club members took on one client for bi-weekly house cleaning. She goes for three hours every other saturday morning from 8-11. She pops in her ear buds and listens to podcasts as she mops and scrubs. By the time she gets home, her partner has fed the kids and they’re ready to go do family stuff. She feels refreshed, having had quiet time to herself listening to something she enjoys annnnd she even got in a bit of a cardio workout. 

4) Creating a business. For example: 
One of the Pretty Money Club members is really good at building resumes… and figured out that she has a passion for helping people articulate what they’re good at! She’s actually an awesome coach! Not only can she help them put together a stunning resume, she can build their interviewing skills and leave them with more confidence in themselves than they had before they met her. This sparks a lot of joy in her life and fuels her with purpose… even more so than her regular job. 

This is something that she can definitely make a profit doing… but she has been practically GIVING these skills away.  week I am going to have the ladies put on their business hats… and really dive into what it means to build a business, how to make sure they’re profitable, and how to avoid the burn-out.

So… why am I giving you all this juicy incite into what the Pretty Money Club members do? 

Because I want you to see what’s possible, {first_name}. 

I want you to see what you can accomplish when you are in a group of like-minded women to encourage you and collaborate with. 

We busy moms have a LOT going on… but I guarantee you, we can take on MORE. We can gain more for our families and for ourselves! 

If you want to know when the Pretty Money Club is accepting new members, just put your name on the waitlist here and I will definitely let you know. 

Wishing ABUNDANCE to you,
Love Lindsay.

Published by theprettymoneyblog

To all you women that are working too damn hard to feel like you’re just getting by paycheque to paycheque… To all you ladies that just don’t have the freaking time for financial jargon and complicated budget systems… ​To all you women struggling to feel in control of your money, ’cause you know you can rock it if you just had a simple map… I see you. I GET you. I'm a busy mom of two boys and a wife to my business partner. I love baseball, red wine, and our family trip to Mexico every year. After more than a decade as a licensed professional in the personal finance industry, I’ve figured out strategies that are simple, but have massive impact on your wallet. I’ve left out the jargon and fine print because I know you don't have time for that. The Pretty Money Club enrolls new members twice a year for the 8 week course that will turn your ugly budget into top model pretty money... and most of our members stay in the club after class is done to keep learning and stay in touch with all the women they built community with.

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