The Saved Quarter Challenge #24, Earned $273

I earned $245.00 this week through writing/advertising and virtual assistant jobs and $28.00 from selling one of my husband’s textbooks on eBay, giving me a total of $273.

I now have $629.97 saved for July expenses.

While I am happy to see my monthly earning increasing, I am still a bit nervous about being able to afford Japanese school next winter.  That will be hundreds of dollars more a month in addition to my husband’s student loans that will come due.  I try not to think of it too much now and just focus on building my income earning potential.

Check out my other updates from The Saved Quarter Challenge:

My Goals for The Saved Quarter Challenge

Update #1, saved $204.60

Update #2, saved $48 a month

Update #3, saved $14 & bartered more

Update #4, saved $50.67

Update #5, earned $163.11

Update #6, No Progress!

Update #7, Earned $85.87

Update #8, Another Off Week

Update #9, Earned $124.92

Update #10, Earned $29

Update #11, Earned $10

Update #12, Earned $19.97

Update #13, Earned $269.10

Update #14, Earned $118.00

Update #15, An Off Week

Update #16, No Progress This Week

Update #17, Earned $220

Update #18, Earned $430

Update #19, Earned $41.25

Update #20, A Stagnant Week

Update #21, Earned $108.50

Update #22, Earned $253.76

Update #23, Earned $103.21


  1. Great job! $273 is a lot for a part-time gig!

    As far as Japanese school for your son, could you take a semester off and do an at home course? Or have your hubby teach him at home? Special time with dad is always a good motivator! 🙂

    • We may need to do that. The problem is that my husband is at work during the time the kids are awake except for 2 hours during the weekdays. Still, he should talk to them in Japanese more often.

      • I just saw a Rosetta Stone homeschooling course on Amazon for $159. It was in Spanish, however, I am not just how much the Japenese course would be. It made me think of you! 🙂

        Perhaps that is less expensive that the school?

  2. Would you mind sharing how you got into virtual assistant world? I am very curious and the only thing I seem to come across is scams..

    • Melissa says:

      Hi. It was really through word of mouth. One blogger I knew wanted help, and then based on the work I did with him, it led to several other jobs. I would say the best way is to get into forums and become active; that is how I got the initial job. Also, Simple Mom just recently had a post about it:

  3. you are awesome! thank you!

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