Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?
Lots of wisdom in the thread. Look for ways to cut spending. Always.
I also know that baby/child sitting can be big money. That can be a Fri or Sat night. Or it can be helping to shuttle a kid between school / sports / lessons if one parent is out of town during the week. It can be taking a day off work to watch a kid during the limbo of school being out but no summer camps being in session yet. It can be taking a kid to a matinee movie on a Saturday in December while parents do holiday shopping.
If you are responsible and have reliable transportation, there are plenty of working parents who would pay you well to help a few hours a week or one afternoon / evening per month.