EXTRAS Quick Recaps

SavingsPinay October Quick Recap + Extra Income Report

October 31, 2016
Hi everyone! Today is yet another SavingsPinay Monthly Quick Recap. I know nakakabigla. It feels like yesterday when I did my September Quick Recap + Extra Income Report and now we’re already done with October. 

As mentioned in my previous recap I will be publishing my Monthly Extra Income Report. This income report is devoted solely on my side hustles or the things I do outside my day job. I hope this inspires you to make extra money whether online or offline. Let’s begin.


We reached 190,000++ Pageviews

Thank you for helping me reach my goal of 190,000 pageviews this month! To be honest every morning one of the first thing I do when I go on my computer is check my stats. It makes me happy to see our numbers growing. I think it is safe to say that my goal to hit 200,000 pageviews by the end of 2016 is possible. For November my target is 210,000 pageviews.

SavingsPinay Facebook Community All-Time High

I was soooooo surprised and overwhelmed by the number of new members joining the SavingsPinay Facebook Community. It really motivated me to work harder in keeping the group as active as possible. Before August ended we were about 46 members only and now it grew to 72 members in just a blink of the eye. I’ve always believed in the power of Facebook Groups because the communication is more intimate plus I get the chance to know each member better. If you haven’t joined the SavingsPinay Community in Facebook then what are you waiting for? Its FREE plus you get access to more personal finance tips from yours truly and other members of the group! Join now.



Female Network Let’s Talk About Financial Freedom! Event

I received an exclusive invite to Female Network’s Let’s Talk Financial Freedom 2016 event held last October 15. It was indeed an afternoon of empowering women to achieve their life upgrades through series of financial expert speakers, who are women too by the way. I really learned a lot and even shared it with the SavingsPinay Community on Facebook

The Invitation
The Talk

Photo during the event. Yung gift is press kit for bloggers 🙂

Posts from October
Extra Income Report for October

Today is the second installment of my Monthly Extra Income Report. I decided to do this to really inspire others, especially kapwa ko Pinays and Pinoys that earning money from your passions and hobbies is possible. We grew up thinking being an employee is our only chance to get rich, but this is 101% false. Read Last Month’s Income Report.

Walang yumaman sa pagiging empleyado lamang.

I’ve learned at a young age to use my talent and time well. If you want a clear picture on the different things I’ve tried and I am still doing to make extra income CLICK HERE.

Doing this Monthly Extra Income Report is my way of being transparent to you. Here I share what I did, how much I earned and what my next actions will be.   Having other sources of income will change your life. You’ll realize that there’s more than the four corners of the office. You’ll have your own identity that will make you stand out from the rest. 

Kung nagawa ko, kaya mo din! Making side money is possible and there’s a massive list of ways you can earn money online or offline whether it be a job or even your own business. 

I still have a lot to learn when it comes to making money online (and offline). To this date all my extra cash are from active income meaning kailangan kumilos ako para magka-pera. My ultimate goal is to turn all my side jobs to passive income streams. This can be a long journey but I’ll try to do it one step at a time and share the progress with you month after month. 


I earned 8,000pesos in October for Event Hosting alone.

I didn’t achieve my goal of 12,000pesos extra income as all-around event host in the Philippines. I hosted two weddings one at Ninoy Aquino Park and Wild Life last October 8 and at CVJ Marikina on October 20. I did however successfully managed to finalize my marketing spiel for tie-ups and started sending email to potential suppliers. I even received an inquiry about my rate. Yay! READ: Becoming an Event Host for All Occasion in the Philippines.

Next Actions:
  • Target FB Page this month
  • Buy 100-pieces calling card
  • Had someone film me while hosting 
I earned $100 USD in October for Freelance Writing

Now this gig came as a surprise and I couldn’t be anymore thankful. Someone asked me for a ghost writing service of 1,500 words and viola I got $100 USD on my bank account the following week. This is the biggest I earned this year doing freelance content writing and the article I did took me only 2 hours to create.

Next Actions:
  • Create a Portfolio Corner on the blog to turn visitors to potential clients (same next action as last month)
November Plans on the Blog and Side Hustles
  1. Maximize Free Time. I have a lot of free time to be honest and if only I maximize them to productive work I know I’ll get a lot of stuff done. My plan for November is to go on a productive sprint and just do everything I can to finish my pending projects in personal, in blog and in my side jobs.
  2. Stick to Blog Schedule with Quality Post. I haven’t been blogging that frequent both in this blog and my other blog, IzzaGlinoFull. With the current long weekend my plan is to create as many content as possible so all I have to do is edit and schedule for the coming work days. I really want to be on schedule for November and publish more than 12 posts. 
Final Notes from SavingsPinay

Overall October is still a grateful year for me and my finances. I enjoy doing the side hustle that I did and I pray for more opportunities to earn this coming month.  I hope you enjoyed this new format of monthly quick recaps. If yes then don’t forget to share your thoughts on the comment section below or my contact page or simply an email at izzaglinofull@gmail.com. I also entertain reader questions in the hope that I can publish them on the blog. If you have any question please, please email me directly so I can read and answer it.

How did your month go? Are you interested in earning extra income too?

Clariza Glino

Izza of SavingsPinay promotes financial literacy for the young and young at heart by providing insights and tips on budgeting, saving, investing and online entrepreneurship. Aside from this blog she also writes at www.izzaglino.com, a beauty and lifestyle blog for frugal Pinays and manages, www.izzagevents.com, a wedding and event business since 2011. For inquiries, topic suggestions or future collaborations email her at izza@savingspinay.ph