Best Tools to Minimize Freelancing Headaches with Xero

Best Tools to Minimize Freelancing Headaches with Xero

This post contains affiliate links. When I first started brokeGIRLrich three and a half years ago, it took me about 4 months to make any money. And man oh man, was I excited about that 0.01 commission from Google AdSense – not that it paid out that month since the minimum was $100 to receive…

Backup Plans and Working in the Arts

Backup Plans and Working in the Arts

In college, my parents were horrified when I said I wanted to major in theater. I was actually forbidden from doing it, so I just quietly double majored while they didn’t pay any attention to where their money was going. Mentally, I think I was prepared for a Plan B from the get-go. I’ve maintained…

My Side Hustle Journey

My Side Hustle Journey

Side hustlers aren’t born overnight – in most cases. In my opinion, they’re often birthed out of frugal overload and even then, it can take a lot of tries to get it right. After I hit my frugality limits trying to pay off student loans, it was time to figure out how to bring in…

3 Years of Blogging Recap

3 Years of Blogging Recap

When you poke around the internet trying to find side hustles to bring in a little extra money, one of the top hits you’ll find is advice to start a blog. This is probably because you are actually reading someone’s blog, so they’ve actually done it and are speaking from experience. Blogging can be a…

Ways to Make a Little Extra Money Online

Ways to Make a Little Extra Money Online

Here at brokeGIRLrich, we’re all about new ways to bring in some more dough. From the more outlandish (like online gambling) to the ones I’ve personally had a lot of success with (blogging), there are more ways to make a little extra money than most people are aware of. While none are a 100% guarantee…

Clifford the Big Red Dog Live

Accountability: October 2015

Profile I am thirty one years old and I am a stage manager and lighting director for a touring children’s theater show called Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! I make $700 a week and get a $30 per diem for each travel day. I pay no rent and have about $210 in monthly bills.…

Side Hustles You Can Do On the Road

Side Hustles You Can Do On the Road

Yesterday I was out eating dinner with one of my cast members and I told her about my mini money challenge and how I wasn’t exactly nailing it – trying to live entirely off your per diem is something that a lot of folks do, so I learned she was trying to do the same…