Originally Posted by muddie
I would strongly encourage you to look at where you could cut your expenditures first. In your judgement, is this income you're seeking for the purpose of "keeping up" or to get ahead? Just curious.
I'm in much the same position as Ox -- working 9-5, but not really making a ton of money and finding it difficult to have "fun" money after paying for bills, rent, student loans, etc. For me, it's entirely a quality of life thing. I would rather work harder and have the ability to do fun things with my girlfriend, own some nice stuff, and not be constantly worried about money.
Could I save money by cutting out coffee in the morning? Yeah, but I like coffee in the morning. Could I up the bank account by cutting out golf games with my friends? Sure, but I like playing golf. Life's short, and there's no make up at the end for the person who kept putting stuff off for later.
I looked into basketball refereeing earlier in the year, but it seems like no one was really hiring. I'll look into umpiring as well. Ideally, I'd love to make about $100-$150 extra per week, and that sounds like a perfect way to do that.