Dee writes in:
I just wanted to let you know that I MADE $156 last week thanks to your advice. I have been on the frugality stuff for a while now, but your words that at some point, you just need to make more money finally echoed in my head enough to urge me to apply for a part-time job…after my full-time job.
I’m not making much per hour at the side job, but it’s more than I was making just sitting at home. It was tiring to race from my regular job to the side job, but I still have enough time to sleep (and read blogs, apparently).
Lots of frugality people complain that they can’t cut costs any more. They’re right, of course. When you’ve cut to the bone, there’s only one thing to do: Earn more money. Take a part-time job. Freelance. Babysit. Whatever it takes.
The tough part? There are no pithy to-dos on how to earn more. You just have to think hard and try different things. A very unsatisfying answer…but also true.
[Update]: Here’s a detailed post I wrote on how to earn money by freelancing/consulting on the side.
[Update]: Here’s another great blog post with ideas on earning more