Re: Anyone know of side jobs?
Serving and bartending have been, I've found, the best way to make bang for your buck on a side job. It can be exhausting work and if you hate it, you hate it. You'll never like it better and it's not worth it to try. But if you like it (I always did), it's a solid source of income. And it's great for a second income, because it's not reliable enough that you want to plan all your bills around it, but then good weeks become just good weeks for you to do what you like with. Like putting it in a Roth IRA, especially if you're young! Or whatever.
If you're in a big city, you likely won't be able to find anything decent that doesn't require experience and a commitment of a few nights a week to start. Barring that, though, I would think you could pick up a night or two a week. Yeah, you give up one night and you're tired for one extra day, but the money could be great for that sacrifice. If you can't give up one or two nights a week, you're probably going to have a hard time finding a second job to suit you. There aren't a lot of ways to make "easy" money in this economy. $100 a week isn't a particularly small sum either; that's $400-500 a month. I have friends who clear extra money writing reviews for music websites, but I think they make, like, $30 a month.
Beyond that, I agree that your best bet would be cutting expenses. Cyclone laid out some good suggestions, but just generally pay very careful attention to where your money is going. Write down everything you buy for two months, every cent you spend. It's tedious but it will really enlighten you as to where your money is going. I feel like $80-100 a week for groceries is a lot for one person. Where does that money go? Are you buying high-end brands? Fancily packaged processed foods? Can you buy higher quantities of more filling foods that will work out more cheaply each serving? Things like that.
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Last edited by vaticanplum; 08-07-2013 at 03:11 PM.