I write this thread today, with a big deadline sticking on my head. I had to borrow about $10,000 (a couple hundred or so more, actually) from a private lender, for my higher education that would fetch me a job.
I found a decent job, and I'm currently at it. However, I only earn so much with my job - no real hardships with life at the moment. But, the loan amount... is heavy; and to be able to repay it in 3 months' time, I'll need to do something in addition to my job. My job pays me about $700 a month, so doubling that is not an option (not that it would be anyway).
I write content online (been doing that for a little over 4 years now), and due to limited time availability (5 hours on weekdays, and complete weekends), I manage to make an additional $400 or so per month. I'm not a spend thrift, but I hardly manage to save anything over $100 because of some responsibilities and the costs of living in the city where I work.
So, here I am... with
1.) $38.70 in my PayPal account
2.) Content writing skills
3.) A decent hand at Photoshop
4.) I can make decent videos with Windows Movie Maker
5.) I can play really well with WordPress
6.) Knowledge in HTML, CSS [learning PHP]
7.) Faily good understanding of how Internet Marketing works
How do I go about making $10,000 within the next 3 months, starting today?
Could I leverage my existing strengths? I currently write content for $1 per 100 words. Could I charge more? Please read my samples at Affordable SEOed Content Your Readers Will Love - Sample Articles & Rates and help me identify a good pay-rate for my level/style of writing. While this can take me a few steps ahead, it can only do so much considering my deadline. What else can I do?
Any help and inputs are much appreciated. I know it's a tough task ahead, but I'm ready to work hard & smart, and reach the target, as I don't really have a choice.