Originally Posted by Casha'sMommy
I've considered caring for others children but my friends who do so have warned me not to. lol
I haven't actually done it either. It puts a weird strain on relationships and I just don't have the patience to deal with it.
And thinking about this, I seem to have a laundry list of part time jobs.
I have had summer jobs waiting tables, I have cleaned houses, worked at farmer's markets. I worked on a vegetable farm for a while. I picked fruit when I was in high school and living in California. That was decent money if I worked fast.
I sold plasma once when I was much younger. That was a crappy way to make money, but worked in a pinch.
My neighbor paid me $2000 to remove the asbestos from her basement. I had just done my basement and had a respirator and gear. Asbestos removal normally runs $10,000 or more, so she was happy to pay me and I followed the same guidelines as the pros.
I went to college and worked as an engineer before having kids. Now that I need to go back to work, I have no interest in engineering. I could do it sure, but I would be gone for 10 or more hours a day with a long commute and working in a corporate field. After paying commuting costs and daycare, I would probably make very little money.
So, with 4 kids in tow, I think about starting my own mini-farm. I think about hosting yoga weekends. I think about buying land and starting a pick-your-own style farm. I think about teaching classes on permaculture. There are so many things I am interested in -- just need to find a way to make money doing them.
I guess that is the trick. Hone in on one of your talents and give it a go. You like to craft and make things -- find a craft/art sale and just commit yourself to doing it once. It will be scary, but do it anyway. You never know what may come of it.