If you’re not quite familiar with my reasoning for job decisions, you should probably check out these two posts for some specifics. Or just know that I’m giving this a shot and we have money in savings so that if I can’t make up my full income for a few months we have a cushion. And if it doesn’t work, then I’ll go back to a full-time job. My current boss even offered me a position with the company if I want to come back (which was really cool).
1. The job checking newborns’ ears. This should be between 9 and 12 hours a week at $11/hour. There’s always the chance to get in more hours if people take off sick. There’s always the downside of not many babies being born and not even being able to get in the 9 hours.
I have this job and will be starting it full-time at the beginning of December!
2. I applied for a job at our local library, at 12 hours a week, $10.50/hour. Again, the chance of getting more hours if people can’t come in. My permanent schedule for the baby job works ok with the permanent schedule they posted. I’m very qualified for the job, so let’s just hope they think so.
I love working at libraries, I find it very meaningful to participate with getting people books and other materials–whether they’re seeking enlightenment, information, or entertainment.
3. Freelance writing and editing. I’m still working on this ingredient. I should be making some money from my blog (once I get the blogherad network running–they have to give me a code). And I make some from Associated Content. (I need to get more going on that.)
I have various sites lined up for finding gigs, I just don’t have time to apply for many now, what with the sewing, blogging, and 40 hours a week for work.
4. Sewing. This includes quilting, curtains, iPod cases, and other commissions. I started up a new little blog (madeby.financefreelancelife.com) for posting about this, networking with other people, and such. I’m trying to post more pictures over there too, since I don’t want to flood this blog with every little project I do, but I posting about them could be good for business.
I’m currently working on a really pretty purse and revitalizing a quilt. Together that should bring in a bit over $100. 🙂
5. Who knows what?
I’m open to possibilities. Tutoring at a local college? Giving music or sewing lessons? So many possibilities! They keep becoming more and more apparent. So here’s to a few months of trying things out and seeing what works!