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Freelancing on the side/second job?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jay Sherman, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Hello SJ,
    I come to you with another question, like an insatiable 5 year-old. My question is whether any of you guys work second jobs to bring in a little extra dough. I've written for a Web site that was posted on JJobs for a little money on the side. It pays $15 a story and I can do as much as I want, so I've consistently done some of that on the side to supplement my income from journalism.

    Do any of you guys work a second job or freelance anywhere in addition to your full-time journalism job? I guess this question is more geared for the younger guys who are making sub-$30k, rather than the seasoned veterans around here or any bigwigs.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mow a lawn for $15, let alone write a story for that price.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How about if I throw in a glass of lemonade?

    For writing the story, that is.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Fresh squeezed. None of that powder crap.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It's a bad economy, Ace. Beggars can't be choosy. Take the powder crap or leave it.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Stir it up good, dammit!
  7. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    I should clarify, the stories are How To articles that take little-to-no research and about 10 minutes to complete. They are tedious so I only write around 5 a week, but $75 in my pocket (er, Paypal account) is nothing to laugh at, considering an added $300 a month is a sizable portion of my twice-monthly paycheck.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's cool. Hope I don't owe for that post.
  9. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    CountryTime is delicious
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    See? I can always find someone willing to write a story for $15 and some lemonade.

    Blow it out your ass, Ace. Your services are no longer needed.

    Ross, can you mow my lawn too?
  11. lono

    lono Active Member

  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    BleacherReport.com baybee!!!
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