Over the past few weeks I've watched Shegazelle's blog as she tells of her (and Hegazelle's) various forays into earning extra money to apply to their efforts toward achieving financial peace. She's sold her bedroom furniture; Hegazelle has changed air filters and sold boxes of drywall screws from their garage; she's eaten leftovers for lunch for weeks straight; he's scoured Craigslist for odd jobs.
And it's paying off for them. They're paying that car off in record time, and their other bills, according to their monthly updates, are being paid down pretty quickly.
So, Shawna and I decided we needed to do something similar. We've looked around; we found a few things to sell, but nothing substantive. So we've been searching for some opportunities.
Mother grabbed me tonight, and gave me the perfect answer.
"Hey, you need to write to Shegazelle that you found a new way to earn extra money," she told me.
"Uh, what is it?" I asked.
"Well, a coworker's relative is doing it; they're making good money every weekend."
"Weddings," she said. "He got ordained as a minister!"
"Um, I don't really have any desire to become a minister, Mother. Plus, the whole process of getting a ministers license? Uh uh."
"But he got the ordination for free off of the Internet. And he makes $650 for a Saturday wedding!"
"Oh. You can do that?"
So: my proposal (rather, it's Mother's proposal): I'm going to go get my minister's license, for free, at the Univeral Life Church, and then begin performing marriage ceremonies. You can't beat $650 for a weekends work.
How's THAT, Shegazelle, for gazelle intensity?
Check it out; you can become a minister too! We can go do weddings together.