I think I found a good way to make some money without working too much.
I signed up with a website called Thumbtack.com that seems to be a pretty ingenious idea. People go there to request help with different things like computers. It sends out requests to all the techs in the area who get to submit a quote. After 5 quotes have been submitted the user selects the best one. Sending in a quote costs $3.00. You may or may not get the job but it’s still a good way to get new customers.
I went to meet my first customer at a McDonald’s at Broadway and 410. They have free wireless internet access and are a good safe middle ground. That works great for people with laptops.
I can charge, say, $55 per job and still be lower than most other quotes. I could do one every day or so. Maybe multiple per day if things work out. That’s pretty good money for just 2-3 hours work. If I did three jobs a week I could be making $660 a month. I could live well on that without eating up too much of my savings. At least make it last much longer.
Hmmmm. There has to be a catch. This is too good to be true.
This is also good for my confidence.