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Diamond Mine: Digging for Freelance Work

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

As we discussed yesterday, if you’ve already cut expenses and still are short each month, adding income can help. Lots of good ideas are out there, and the links in this article provide a good starting place.

I’m not recommending, approving, or personally advocating for (or receiving money for providing!) the links below but rather providing them as jumping off points for you to explore the concept. And, not to be negative, but many of the suggestions in the sites below are unlikely to make you a lot of money – to earn money from writing a book, walking dogs, or being a wedding planner, you have to find substantial numbers of actual people wanting to pay you, pay you well, and continue to pay you for that service. And some of the tips in these sites are unworkable or possibly detrimental to your health (like selling plasma). But within the lists, you can find some good ideas.

Also, be wary of job scams. If the entity you are looking at asks for money or requires many hours of unpaid “training,” look elsewhere. There are plenty of legit freelance jobs out there that will pay you a fair wage, ask for no money from you, and pay you for being trained. Pass on the bogus ones and move on to the fair ones.

Here's a list of some sites that look cool and reasonably safe:

Good luck!!! I have every confidence you will find something. Thank you for joining me.

Kathryn Hauer, a Certified Financial Planner ™, adjunct professor, and financial literacy educator has written numerous articles and several books, including the “11-Step, DIY, Comprehensive Financial Plan Workbook” and “Financial Advice for Blue Collar America.” She works to help clients and readers understand and act on complex financial information to keep them and their money safe. She functions as a strong advocate and guiding light for her clients as they move through murky and unfamiliar financial and career worlds. Read more on her website.

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