Each time R and I talk about our student loans, we often come back to the need to start doing more jobs on the side. We’ve looked at analyzing our budget, saving more, and only getting the things that we need – not want. But we now realize – all of that work is good, but it doesn’t address the big elephant in the room – which is, we actually have to start making more money, before we can think of mastering that money.
That said, neither of us are big spenders. Granted, I didn’t grow up with much, and so I have a hard time spending money on ‘non-essentials’ like clothes or household equipment. But we’re pretty much on the same page, when it comes to what to buy, and what not to buy.
So I’ve been digging to find a few side jobs that I can do. Here are a few ideas I’ve come up with:
- Running Facebook and Google ads for small (brick-and-mortar) businesses. With this, I have two main challenges: 1) deciding how much I have to know before getting started; 2) where to find clients
- Tutoring specific subjects (e.g. math, stats, engineering or GRE). I’ve checked a few tutoring sites (including Chegg, Kaplan, and Manhattan Prep).