Browsing the jobs on craigslist last night, I had a thought that I'd had before. I could do tutoring as my only job. If I charged $50/hour (yes, math tutors can, in fact, get that much), I would only have to tutor 12 hours per week to make (without taxes) what I make in my current job (after taxes). Of course, I don't really think I'd want to tutor that much. I mean, I've enjoyed tutoring, except for the fact that it felt like a weekly appointment. If it were my only job though, it might feel less like that. But tutoring feels like something I'd want to be able to just quit if I got tired of it, and I couldn't really just quit my only source of income. My current job, I don't feel I need to be able to just quit, because it is very varied, whereas I see tutoring as fairly monotonous. magid suggested I could go half time at my current job and do some tutoring. A bit better sounding, but still not what I want to do, I think.
I guess it's good to know, though, that I could likely make a living from tutoring if for some reason everything else failed me.
It would be nice to be able to work that little, though, with something more freeform. Like If I had 12 hours of editing I needed to do every week, but it didn't matter when I did it. So, if I felt like it, I could do it all in one sitting at the beginning of the week and have the rest of the week off to pursue other things. Or I could drag it out across a whole week if I felt like doing that. Flexibility is the key.