The Simple Dollar started as a way for me to organize my own thoughts about our ongoing financial changes and perhaps as a way to make a few dollars on the side. I started writing down my thoughts, put a few ads up on the site and shared the link with some friends. After a ton of work, it slowly built into a thriving side gig and then eventually into my full-time work.
Both before and after the launch of The Simple Dollar, I tried all kinds of ways to make extra money working from home. I had a small computer consulting business. I mowed lawns. I wrote about parenting issues.
Along the way, I learned a lot of useful lessons about how to make extra money from home. Here are the key lessons I learned.
Identify things you can do quickly and with a reasonably high level of quality that others seem to be unable to do with the same mix of speed and quality.
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