Well hello there! Let me start by saying…”I’m Back!!!” Yes! It’s been a bit over one whole month since I’ve posted on my blog and honestly, I’ve been away for allll of the right reasons!
#1- I married my best friend and love of my life, Scott.
#2- I was makin’ those Benjamins yo’ (said in my best ghetto gangsta voice which is totally nonexistent)
So, I DIDN’T post a March Debt Report but I DID create a draft of it and write down my March Debt Goals so, I want to tell you about them and see how my goals went for March…
Actually wait, I just went back and looked and it turns out that I did NOT write those goals down.
What the heck Tasha???!!
So instead, let me tell you how I did in March…
FABULOUS! I did freakin’ absolutely fabulous and here’s why….
My Virtual Assistant Business EXPLODED!!! So, as you might remember, way back in February, my goal was to make $300 in my VA Business and to sign ONE new client. In March, I made a bit over $1200 and signed SIX new clients!!! #whattheactualheck??!! It’s been crazy and unreal and amazing and I am feeling so blessed and excited and making plans for the future and…gah! it’s just crazy guys!
Let me give you a brief synopsis of what the turning point was for me. So, I’m on Social Media like alllll the time and a lot of my time is spend in Blogging and Online Business Owner Facebook Groups. From time to time I like to take a few minutes to answer people’s questions because so many people have been instrumental in helping me and I like to pay it forward. Anyway, one day in early March, I saw a post from a person who needed help figuring out why her Pinterest wasn’t growing. I quickly looked at her account (took me all of 5 minutes) and then I wrote out 7 things she needed to fix in order to increase her traffic and followers. Within a weekend her followers grew from 49-189! And now, 4 weeks later, she’s at 772 followers!
Well, she posted a raving review about how I took time out of my schedule to help her free of charge and the other woman I helped with the plug in chimed in…next thing I knew, I had booked a potential client appointment and three days later I signed that client to a 40hr per month package!!
A couple days after that, another woman saw the same review and hired me to write her monthly newsletter.
Then the 40 Hour a Week Client sent me a referral who hired me to work on her Twitter and Pinterest AND just a couple days ago increased her package to include a bunch of other stuff.
And the referrals just kept coming in from allll over the place ya’ll! It’s been insane! Especially since I had a week long honeymoon in there! But I am not at all complaining! Because of the the BOOM in business in March, I was able to completely pay off my lowest Student Loan! That’s $1300 GONE! How crazy??!!!
If you’re interested in hearing more about how I started my Virtual Assistant Business and what I do as a VA, you can watch the replay of my free webinar called Side Hustles That Work.
So, here it is…my full April 2017 Beginning Debt Report
April 2017 Debt Total: $47,858.15
|Debt||Debt Snowball Starting Balance||March 2017 Starting Balance||April 2017 Starting Balance|
|Credit Card #1||$15,997.90||$15,832.92||$15,834.44|
|Credit Card #2||$12,361.80||$12,041.75||$12,037.80|
|Credit Card #3||$3,854.52||$3,862.85||$3,862.30|
|Credit Card #4||$3,000.00||$2,831.60||$2,836.82|
|Credit Card #5||$665.72||$582.62||$554.86|
|Student Loan #1||$11,226.99||$10,816.39||$10,677.26|
|Student Loan #2||$2,669.73||$2,208.51||$2,054.67|
|Student Loan #3||$1,693.03||$1,343.45||$0.00|
Paid Off In March = $1661.94!!!
So what next? Well, here are my April 2017 Debt Payoff Goals.
#1- Make $1500 in through my blog/course and Virtual Assistant Business
#2- Pay off $1500 of my Credit Card #3
#3- File my taxes [both 2015 & 2016]…because I’m a slacker! BUT I have about $1700 coming to me in refunds.
My goal is to have Credit Card #3 Paid off By June 15th or earlier.
So there it is! I’m proof that it’s totally possible. We can do this! YOU can do this! Comment below and tell me your money goals for April!