Although an extra job will likely cut down on your discretionary time, remember that it will not last forever. Once you meet your goals for covering your adoption expenses, you can end your employment. If you also cut back significantly on your spending and do some fundraising, you may find that it will only take a short time to reach your goal.
Do you have a talent or hobby that you can use to earn extra income at home? You might be able to turn it into a business opportunity by networking with family members, friends, in the community, and with your co-workers to advertise that you are available. Some ideas include:
Another source of additional income is through direct selling. Look at several options to determine what product(s) and company you can stand behind, and also look at their commission levels; some offer more than others. Most companies have inexpensive starter kits available to reduce your start up costs.
If you are not interested in starting up as a distributor, you can contact the companies for a list of consultants in your area to see if they offer fundraising opportunities through catalog sales and/or home parties.
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