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How to generate an extra $2-$5K per month.

When COVID-19 hit, a lot of our financial situations changed. Whether you lost your job or decided to become better at saving money, having a side hustle is one of the best ways to pay off your debt.

On top of my full-time job, I currently have a few side hustles that have helped grow my retirement savings. Some of them have even started generating passive income.

A good side hustle is flexible and pays well for the work you're providing. However, some require a little bit more commitment than others depending on how much you are planning on making.


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To help me on the good and bad days.

Life is constantly moving. Everything changes daily and gradually. You learn to love people and you learn to lose them. You make mistakes and gain lessons along the way.

You get hurt but you also fight back stronger than ever — knowing that every day is a new opportunity to grow into the person you want to be.

  1. Do not be afraid to walk away. From your job, your relationship, your friends. Anything that doesn’t make you happy does not deserve your time or energy.
  2. Celebrate your mental health journey. When was the first time you saw a counselor? Asked…


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An investing solution for people who want to invest, but not sure where to start.

The idea of buying stocks on my own has always been intimidating. Most of my life, I’ve basically walked into a bank, talked to a financial advisor, told him or her what I needed and ended the conversation with, “Sure, that sounds good!”

Fast forward to 2021 and I can finally say that I now have the confidence to independently choose what stocks and ETFs I want to invest in.

For those who are reading, you might already be skeptical of the idea of a trading app. …


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My honest review.

There are so many articles on how to make money online these days and a lot of the times, we think to ourselves: is it legit? Is it even worth it?

I get it. I’m a skeptical person too.

But then when I quit my stable job and had to invest in multiple side hustles to pursue my career, I came across several income streams that were worth keeping.

And yet, even though I have a full-time job doing what I love already, I still enjoy earning extra money on the side. …


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Think about a problem you can solve for your audience.

When it comes to blogging, it’s important to remember to not put all your eggs in one basket. Why? Because you need multiple income streams to actually generate a consistent paycheck.

First things first. You’re on Medium already. Great. If you regularly blog on here, then you should think of this as your base.

When I first started blogging, I wasn’t really thinking of myself as a problem solver. But as I started to develop my writing style, I realized that I was drawing in a particular type of person.

Have you thought about who your audience is?

I think…


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Want to start supporting ethically sourced companies?

In the beauty industry, most companies are surprisingly founded or owned by men. Why? Because women are often less encouraged to step into leadership or entrepreneurial roles. I find this odd considering we, as women, are the main target of beauty products.

This year marks my 15th anniversary in the biz. I’ve worked for a handful of cosmetic companies, both as an associate and as a manager. I’ve met many women like myself who were timid about quitting their jobs and chasing their dreams.

Outside my day job, I began working for myself as a freelance makeup artist. I increased…


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The most important sentence before pushing that ‘publish’ button.

Before you publish a post, think about how you want your reader to react when they come across your headline. Do you want them to be excited? Intrigued? Curious? How do you, as an audience, decide when it comes to choosing what you are reading on Medium?

With the amount of information online these days, sometimes we literally only have one chance to draw in a potential reader. Yes, it all comes down to first impressions.

When I first started writing, my articles weren’t grabbing as much attention. But as I kept honing my craft, I took note of what…


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The things you need to do to make this goal a reality.

When I was a kid, I always pictured myself living in a beachfront apartment looking over the ocean. I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, work in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and earn a six-figure salary that allowed me to live the life I wanted.

Well, it’s happened. But it took me a long time to get here. 14 years and 36 days, to be exact.

What does the term “six-figures” mean? …


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Experts break down the skin benefits of this potent topical ingredient.

Vitamin C has been one of the most celebrated ingredients on the market and experts raving about it for many years now. Why? Because it is widely known as an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, which is generated by your body when exposed to certain conditions.

According to board-certified dermatologist, Patricia Wexler, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process — which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.”

We know that consuming foods high in antioxidants aids your body in fighting off free radicals. …


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Stop holding onto those jeans that don’t fit anymore.

I’ll admit — it’s hard for me to let things go. That shirt I wore to that concert. Those pants I used to love but are now torn and two sizes too small. Yes, I’ve been known to hold onto articles of clothing that supposedly had some sort of sentimental value to them. In other words, I’ve been known to hoard.

Those hats and scarves I used to love have now been piling up in my storage room in a box full of dust. And as the months and years go by, they are still sitting there collecting particles.

But…

Katy Velvet

A 32-year-old writer with a lifetime of stories about mental health, gender inequality and an incurable obsession with cats.

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