A single mother revealed how she stopped an extra $ 26,000 from her salary in just 12 months.
Canna Campbell, from Sydney, wanted to challenge herself to see if she could save small packages of $ 1,000 over the course of a year by saving, displacing, and manifesting.
The mother-of-one revealed exactly how she gained the impressive sum by eating vegetarian food, doing market research, staying on weekends and adopting a minimalist lifestyle – and her tips for others who wanted to try the $ 1,000 project.
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Single mother Canna Campbell (photo) wanted to challenge herself to see if she could save small packages of $ 1,000 over the course of a year by saving, displacing, and manifesting # 39;
The first thing Canna said when she started the $ 1,000 Project last May was that she set her goal (pictured with her son) – having a big goal and tidying up is important
The first thing Canna said she did when she started the $ 1,000 project in May was that she had set her goal.
& # 39; When you move your head and heart to a goal that excites you, you won't let anything get in the way & # 39 ;, she said about her in a YouTube video savings.
Canna said she told herself that she was not allowed to use money from her savings or her salary and instead started building & # 39; long-term passive income streams & # 39; by giving up all kinds of things and trying others.
Among other tactics, Canna said that one of the greatest things she did was a minimalist lifestyle – she barely bought clothes, ate veggie to save money on her groceries, and stayed in (photo: her book)
So how did she save the money?
Canna said that one of the greatest things she did was a minimalist lifestyle.
How did Canna save the $ 26,000?
* She did market research for extra money.
* She rents out her house on AirBnB.
* She used loyalty programs such as Woolworths and Qantas.
* She created 30 days of financial challenges for the fund.
* She has bought beloved outfits instead of brand new pieces.
* She made her wardrobe unclear and sold some of her clothes.
* She ate more vegetarian bills, which helped reduce her shopping bill.
* She embraced minimalism and drank coffee at home.
* She took on extra weekend jobs.
* They sold items on Gumtree.
* She tested apps for research.
& # 39; I didn't buy much for a year, and when I did, I made it last longer, Canna said. & # 39; My shopping went down. My energy bill has fallen. & # 39;
She also avoided buying new clothes for the entire year, and instead bought something in advance if she absolutely needed or borrowed a new outfit.
& # 39; I have also embraced the power of the quiet weekend, & # 39; said Canna.
& # 39; I like to be social, but I am also a big landlord. I would stay at home once or twice a month and perform economical activities, such as cooking at home with my son and inviting people. & # 39;
The expert said that this was not only good for her bank balance, but also for her soul.
Canna then ate more vegetarian food, which helped reduce her shopping bill, ate and brought lunch to work, as well as coffee at home.
With regard to generating more money, Canna took part in market research by continuing to local offices on quiet evenings and sharing her opinions on various products.
& # 39; Normally you will get cash on the spot if you do this, or it will be in your account a few days later & she said.
She also started working a little extra on the weekend – just an hour or two on a Saturday morning or a Sunday afternoon to generate more income.
& # 39; When I received my tax refund, I also used it as a package for the $ 1,000 project & # 39 ;, she said.
The average person receives around $ 1500 and spends it, but it's worth thinking about how you can prevent wasting it.
She also started testing apps for research and received extra money, sold some of her items on Gumtree, and even sold some of her clothing online to brag some extra money.
With regard to generating more money, Canna (photo) took part in market research by continuing to offices on quiet evenings and sharing her opinions on various products.
Speaking of FEMAIL, Canna said over time that the little things were really starting to beat.
What is the $ 1,000 project?
* Save discounts in $ 1,000 bags.
* Every time there is $ 1,000, it is saved or invested in buying long-term passive sources of income.
* Collect several bags of $ 1,000 slowly and then place them in different places.
& # 39; I took my lunch to work and many and most days I had coffee at home before I went to work & she said.
& # 39; These may sound like little things and it didn't feel a big deal to save $ 10 here and there, but over time this has really been added up. & # 39;
She also said that giving & # 39; fun financial challenges & # 39; – like Frugal February and the manifestation of March – meant that she started embracing the time spent at home instead of going against it.
& # 39; Every time I had an idea to make money, I would write it in the notes on my phone or my notebook and I would check them all when I reached them & # 39 ;, Canna said.
Canna (photo) said she is aware that $ 1,000 is a lot of money, but & # 39; it didn't overwhelm me because it was feasible and I felt motivated to get started & # 39;
The financial expert also revealed her tips for others who wanted to get started with an idea such as the $ 1,000 project – and it all comes down to setting goals.
& # 39; Have a big financial goal, but then divide it into more manageable goals, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Although I had a big dream of achieving, I only focused on $ 1,000 at a time. & # 39;
Canna said she is aware that $ 1,000 is a lot of money, but & # 39; it didn't overwhelm me because it was feasible and I felt motivated to get started & # 39;
& # 39; When I got the $ 1,000, I went to the next $ 1,000. It built momentum and before I knew it, I was really on my way, & she said.
& # 39; It's amazing how a sense of progress and success is addictive, and you can see how capable we really are. & # 39;
The Sydney-based mother (photo) has learned lessons since she completed the $ 1,000 project in May, but the most important thing she will keep with her is where to spend and keep your money.
The mother living in Sydney has learned a lesson since she completed the $ 1,000 project in May, but the most important thing she will keep with her is where they can spend and keep their money.
& # 39; Sometimes I noticed that I was too sparing, & # 39; said Canna.
& # 39; Not leaving a cleaner for four months, making sure I lost precious time with my son while I was furiously cleaning up and exhausting myself after an intensive day at work. & # 39;
Canna said that although she came to the stage where she knew it was a great way to spend money, she also realized that investing $ 70 a week in a cleaner & freeing up my time and energy to get more present are with my son & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You learn what you value and what you do not do, & # 39; said Canna.
& # 39; Don't focus too much on the big goal of the photo. Focus on what you can do and there. Then the money will rise slowly. & # 39;
Canna is the author of Mindful Money, which will be released in August. Click for more information here.
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