saving up as much money as possible in a short period of time
I'm moving to NYC in exactly one month to begin grad school. I have a fellowship and will get a part-time job when I get there, but am trying to earn/save up as much money as possible to increase my proverbial financial cushion. I have a 9-5 job already, but am not allowed to work overtime. I scour craigslist gigs but rarely find anything or am chosen for the things I apply for. I've sold all my extra books and CDs, I did find a occasional babysitting gig, do freelance writing when I can (which isn't as often or well-paid as I'd like, c'est la vie), and am on some lists for focus groups that occasionally prove fruitful - none of these have yielded much in the way of income, however. I'd rather not get a retail job evenings just because I like to have a few hours at home (even if I spend them working) and I am going to be moving so soon. I have no waitressing experience. Is there anything else I can be doing to make money fast? I feel like there must be something I'm just not thinking of. Thanks in advance!