Tuesday, October 21

Could you make $1500 in one day?

It's funny that I just had a thought about this and then Dawn posted it today on her Work at Home blog.

There are so many little things here and there that our family has going on that we need some extra cash to get accomplished outside of our regular budget. The little things can add up quick. Thinking about that made me just wonder about other things we could do to earn some extra money. You know aside from the 100 ways I already know of!

For those who have taken Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, you will understand this: Dave talks about building an emergency fund and uses the hypothetical sick child example. If your child became gravely ill and you needed $10,000 for medical treatment to save his life, could you come up with it? We would find a way, wouldn't we?

So if you needed to make $1,500, to use Dawn's example, in the next 24 hours, what would you do? Would you sell things? Take on extra work? Side jobs? We would have to do a combination of things. It would have to go beyond the regular jobs that my husband and I do now. We would definitely be selling some things. My husband is extremely handy and would probably be doing work around the house for every neighbor we have. If I had the time to think about it, I'll bet we could be pretty creative.

What are your ideas? If it were you, how could you earn that kind of money in such a short period of time?