Originally Posted by coachpipe
I told you guys I was picky. I dont want to work weekends because well I dont want to work weekends. Those are mine and im not giving them away for any amount of money..I dont drink so Spending money on the weekends doesnt really happen unless I take my girlfriend out to dinner. I dont want to work a night job because I need my sleep. I already have a hard enough time waking up at 6 am in the first place and I go to bed at 10-1030 every night. I also have a dog(and I live in an apartment) so she needs to be walked, and usually for an hour when I get off work. So by the time I walk her, eat dinner, work out and shower it is already almost 9. May be terrible excuses but they are what they are and working extra hours to get little to no money isnt something im willing to do.
Like I said an extra $100 isnt really that much to ask for. Or if you want to look at it another way. Save $100. Anyone coupon? or anything like that ? saving on groceries would be great. I shop as light as I can getting lunch meat and dinner for the week and Its $80-100 every week
All I really meant by side jobs is paid surveys or something ONLINE that can give me a little extra cash at the end of the week/month. Something to pay for my gas or some of my groceries. Its not like im asking for $15 an hour for doing nothing. Im just wondering if anyone knows of any survey websites that actually pay decent. Ive seen some that pay $1-3 per survey and heard of ones that pay $5-15 per survey. Im just looking for something along those lines
Your best bet is cutting expenses. Buy things on sale. Use coupons. Analyze all your discretionary spending and see if there's a few things you can cut down on. Just overall spending less money. If you're diligent, it can be done. You just have to make sure to be diligent, because it's easy to start cutting down, then two or three months later you've laxed and you're back to spending the same amount as you are now.
You might also qualify for some tax breaks that you may not know about. Are you able to claim the saver's credit, or are you close to being able to claim the saver's credit? If you're contributing to a retirement plan (and you should be) and if you can get your AGI below $29,500 through deductions, you might be able to claim part of the credit. Even the smallest portion is an extra $200 in your pocket at tax refund time. That's just an example of something that's worth looking into.
My guess is many of those online things you're asking about aren't terribly legitimate. If they were legit, a whole bunch of people would probably already be doing them. There are product survey focus groups you can try to latch on to, but they require time outside your working hours and they're inconsistent on how often you're able to land them.
Lastly, just know that the key to saving money and building wealth isn't what you earn, but it's what you keep.