When people first hop on board on the ‘Spending Less, Living Frugally, Saving Money’ train, they often hear two pieces of advice:
Spend Less. Earn More.
The first of these isn’t easy, as anyone who has tried to cut out treasured indulgances knows. Nor is it easy to go ask your boss for a raise, or find more clients and customers, if you’re in business for yourself. But I find that earning more isn’t as hard as one might think, if you’re creative about it.
Almost Frugal writer Emily was looking for ways to increase the budget she had allocated for her son’s Christmas gifts, for example. She ended up making and selling nearly a hundred in a six week period, as well as agreeing to supply cheesecakes to a local restaurant. That’s a good way to earn extra money!
How do you earn extra money?
(There’s a great thread over in the WiseBread forums, on this very topic, if you’re looking for inspiration!)