“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
I’ve always felt that money doesn’t matter until you don’t have enough. While that is true its also a fact that a little extra money, even if it is only a few hundred dollars, can make a massive difference to the ease and quality of your life.
That is why this year I am going to refocus around the theme of making just a little extra money on the side.
In writing this blog I’ve come to understand that many people see the transition to simple living as idealistic hippy talk. I often get an “I’m a realist. I don’t live with my head in the clouds. I’ve got bills and a mortgage to pay” reaction when I promote simple living as a happiness solution. I realise now that for most of us the thought of leaping off the cliff of full-time working into the swells and tides of entrepreneurship is just too daunting. The transition is to great.
In contrast making an extra $50 a week or making an extra $100 a fortnight or $1000 a month sounds possible.
If you are in that frame of mind then please join me and make a commitment to make a small side income this year. You don’t need to quit your job, grow a beard and eat any garbanzo beans (unless you love them like me).
Start this journey by picking a figure that you think is achievable. Set that target.
For now please pick a number that isn’t scary, but is inspiring enough that having that income would make a material improvement in the quality of life. Fire goals like $2 per week and trade up to targets of say $200 instead.
Don’t worry about how you can do this just pick a number and ready yourself to take some action to achieve it.