“Money trees is the perfect place for shade and that’s just how I feel”
– Kendrick Lamar, Money Trees
At the start of the month I had thirteen dollars in my savings account, a speeding ticket, and a gym membership that needed renewal. Between diligent spending, hard work, and a little bit of luck; I met all my expenditures and still have money left over. Since I don’t have a traditional job, I made my money by doing the following:
- Planting over 600 Christmas trees in one afternoon.
- Troubleshooting several local websites.
- Affiliate marketing.
- Scrapping metal.
- Manuel labor.
- Writing documents for others.
- And a bunch of other menial tasks that are too trivial to mention.
Over the last thirty days, I’ve also seen great progress in my secondary challenge of improving my Spanish skills. In one month I learned more Spanish than I did during my entire high school career, all because I put in a conscious effort to study the language for an hour every day. While I’m, obviously, still not at the level of proficiency that I want, I have gotten a lot better with conjugation and grammatical tense.
My only regret this month was that I was so busy making actual money that I didn’t have time to write as much about business as I had hoped. Fortunately I plan on blogging for a long time, so there’s a good chance that you’ll see some more posts about making money.
While this challenge wasn’t as pleasant as some of the others, it was essential to my personal growth. I learned a lot about finance, and developed a greater work ethic. I also experienced several small personal victories that will lead to much greater things within the near future…