Author: Side Hustle Rich

One Year in Review

I just realised that my very first post on this site went live 13 November 2018, which means I have quietly blogged on this site for just over a year! Time flies when you’re having fun huh?! In fact, I was so pumped when I first started this site that I posted twice in the same day! This site may be new, but i’m no stranger to blogging, and have my own personal site vinyarb, where I write (sporadically) about more personal views outside of personal finance, and sometimes movie reviews. So, what were some of the highlights of...

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Daymond John, Shark and Founder of FUBU

When you think of Shark Tank, Daymond John probably wouldn’t be the first name to jump out at you, given the other more illustrious sharks like Billionaire Mark Cuban, and Kevin-Mr-Wonderful-O’Leary, and resident hottie Lori Greiner. So when an entire podcast episode was dedicated to Daymond John of FUBU, I dived right in. It was insightful to hear him talk about the humble beginnings of FUBU, and how he had to work day jobs at Red Lobster so he could keep building FUBU part time. I really love this podcast series called How I Built This. Have a...

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CFD Trading Side Hustle Year-to-Date Review 2019

Since I started this blog in November of 2019, I’ve documented that my goal was to suss out side hustles, and eventually scale a couple of them to be able to replace my income, so that I can potentially work on side hustles full time, giving me more time, or rather, more flexible time. We’re 2 months away from the year ending, so let’s take a look at progress! Here’s the table for those of you who prefer the format. MonthProfitJan$2,696.76Feb$2,786.32Mar$1,885.89Apr$2,652.69May0Jun0Jul$2,266.67Aug$392.34Sep$1,228.87Oct$5,824.95Total$19,734.49 If you’re thinking about the big fat 0s in May and June, I took a break from trading...

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Income Report – October 2019

October represented by far the best month of the year for my CFD trading side hustle, driven by Q3 earnings expectations and results. 12 trades were closed over the month, for a total profit of $5,824.95. Most of the trades made involved the usual suspects on my watchlist, Netflix, Facebook, Tesla. Facebook, despite their privacy concerns and concerns of slowing growth due to saturation, is still proving to be a revenue beast, gobbling up ad share whilst ramping up new inventory on the Stories format. Their stock is cheap, and I’m sure they’ll be back above $200 before the...

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Citibank Global Wallet Review

Up until early this year, everytime I went overseas for work or holiday, I have to trudge up to a money changer, get ripped off on forex rates, change a ton of cash (especially if it’s a long trip), and then stealthily try to hide the manila envelope full of cash while I dart home, all the time praying I wouldn’t be robbed. That’s just pre-trip. Post trip, I’ll find myself ladled with foreign currency coins that I’ll have trouble changing back to SGD because moneychangers won’t take coins. Thanks to my new job (disclaimer time, I work at...

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Unveiling my MCO VISA card!

So, I wrote about applying for an MCO Visa Debit Card, powered by crypto.com previously, and yesterday, I received the card in my mail! I have to say they are more efficient than some of the banks I’ve applied cards to! The card comes in a really simple yet classy packaging, and since this was my first metal card, I was quite surprised by the weight of it. It’s got a nice solid touch to it. Definitely adds weight to my wallet, but since it holds crypto, which I believe to be the future of money, it should weigh...

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My Crypto MCO Visa Card

Those of you who read my site on a regular basis will know I dip my toes into crypto now and then and believe in the future of cryptocurrencies. So it should be no surprise that when a Crypto Visa card lands on our shores, I’ll be excited to give it a whirl. Especially when it comes with free* Spotify and Netflix, plus cashback! Introducing the MCO Visa Ruby Steel Card I didn’t get the upper tier card (too much to stake), but I did apply for the Ruby Steel card (you’ll need to stake 50 MCO for 6...

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Be a Blogger in 5 Days (A 5-Part Series)

Does blogging help me? From a financial point of view, not yet… but from a personal enrichment and fulfilment point of view, very much so. Blogging platforms are also getting easier and easier for the layperson to dive into. It’s really easy to get into the blogging world. As long as you have a laptop, some wifi, and a point of view on a few things, you’re more than ready to start blogging. So, to make things really easy and simple, I’ve come up with a 5-part series, suggested to be consumed across 5 different days (doesn’t have to...

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Income Report – September 2019

Wow, did September just zip by? On the personal front, I started my new job. Good news, it pays better. Bad news, OMG the culture and everything else is a 180 from where I came! It was and still is an overwhelming learning curve, and hopefully things can only go up from here. I will leave total judgement for the end of 90 days, or 3 months on the job. Anyhow, project income increment has gone well, given that I’ve just received my paycheck for the month of September, so that’s keeping me happy at the very least. On...

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Data is not a bad word

With the Cambridge Analytica saga, everyone and their dog has a strong opinion about their data privacy, and data protection. But do they really know enough about it, or are they just jumping on the buzzword of the year and adding noise without value to the discussion? Yes, folks like Facebook and Google, having a mountain of data on us, have a responsibility to come up with a robust framework around what can and can’t be done around user data. But we, as consumers, and first and foremost, humans (AKA currently arguably the most intelligent species on the planet),...

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What can you do with Google Search Console?

So, you’ve got a blog. You’ve got amazing content, and you’ve got some traffic. Now what? Well, now you need to build on that solid foundation, and work at getting better at building out content, and seeing what types of content or keywords are attracting users to your site. This is where Google Search Console comes in. Google Search Console is a free tool from Google that empowers website owners, content marketers and SEO consultants to monitor and optimise their website’s performance and organic search rankings on Google. You can use Google Search Console to: Track the progress of...

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Optimising for Income VS Budgeting your Latte

I wanted to expand on a quick update post I did recently on optimising for income. There are generally two directions you can choose (or better yet, both!) to eke out money for investments; you can cut down on existing spends, or you can try to increase your income. I find that generally, my willpower is not super strong, so I tend to favour the 2nd option, and I will try to show you why, here. Cutting down on existing expenditure, or some people like saying, going the frugal way, requires a lot of discipline. Depending on what you...

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Income Report – August 2019

August was a month of changes. A month of transitioning from my previous role with Vrbo/HomeAway, taking a much appreciated one week break from work, and prepping for the new job. That said, I managed to put in some trades, but only closed on one in August for Facebook, for a $392 profit. Not great as far as income goes, but still a positive. Hopefully September brings a better return. Trade war headwinds really made the last few months rather tricky to manoeuvre. But that also brings about volatility and opportunity. On the personal front, I’ve since started at...

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Invest in Art with Masterworks

Technology and the concept of distributed, or fractional ownership, is driving the adoption of what was once investments reserved for the rich and fancy. Big ticket investments like property and art are now becoming affordable and aimed at the masses, with companies like Partbnb and Masterworks paving the way in this respect. I happened to stumble upon the masterworks site and thought it was interesting. After all, the art market does not have a positive correlation to other asset classes like the equities market, so it could prove to be a good diversification strategy. Art also seems to be...

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