Have you considered making a few extra dollars by working from home? If you have decent writing skills and a creative imagination, check out Elance. I just found it and I’m already hooked! I’ve been browsing all the available jobs. I only bid on one so far but I really want to get more involved. One thing that I love about it is that you can “bid” on jobs. Find one that fits your style and offer your skills to the client. If you use the affiliate link I posted above, you’ll get 10 credits which enables you to bid on 10 jobs.
Living on a teacher’s income is sometimes (always!) challenging. I have to dress like a professional on a small budget. I often purchase things for my classroom out of my pocket. One thing that I try to avoid is spending more time away from my family. With Elance and other freelance writing jobs, I can earn a little extra from home after the kids are in bed. That’s a win-win for me. Also, I love to write, so it’s a great outlet for me as well.
Have you used Elance? I’d love to hear your experience! If you have any other great sites to share, please let me know.