High Paying, Part-Time Work
January 28, 2013 12:13 PM Subscribe
Please help me brainstorm ways to supplement my soon-to-be-radically-reduced income.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (24 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a junior associate at a BigLaw firm in Boston and am, unsurprisingly, unhappy. Very soon, I hope to be able to quit and work as an Assistant District Attorney, which will mean my salary will go from ~$170k to ~$37k.
I've thought a lot about making the change and think the financial sacrifice will be well-worth it. I am not looking for advice about whether
to make the switch.
But I may need to do a bit of part-time work on nights/weekends to help make ends meet. I've already thought about a number of possible options to bring in more cash. I'm hoping you can help me brainstorm more.
More details (as I'm posting this anonymously):
- I am in the Boston area.
- I'm open to working for myself or as a part-time employee.
- I will clear any work with the DA's office. Obviously this means I cannot do anything illegal or anything that would constitute the practice of law. It also means I cannot do things that are legal but might reflect poorly on the office (no MLM jobs, no self-publishing erotic fiction for Kindle). Finally, it means that I will report any earnings to the IRS. I'll get no particular benefit from jobs that tend to pay in cash/otherwise under the table.
- I'm a man in my mid-20s and in good physical shape but have no particular skills other than mushy liberal arts ones: writing, critical analysis, etc.
- Please assume I'm already minimizing my expenditures (including moving and reducing other expenses) and will obtain all loan-repayment assistance that's available.
I'm looking for something that would require no more than 5-10 hours per week and would maximize my income in terms of $/hr.