I am a recent graduate with a MUP degree and an Urban studies undergrad degree. I am now working in Transportation Research, and have some experience (albeit limited, about a year in each as an intern, long enough to see how they work) working for a municiple planning department as well as a transportation planning consultant.
After communting for several hours a day while working and going to school, I now have the luxury of working near my home. However, with a family and large student loans, I am hoping to find a way to use my time and expertise (if you can call it that) to earn some extra money. For the most part, I am limited to working from my home as my wife will be taking classes in the evening soon and with luck eventually starting med school.
I am not sure how to go about finding this sort of work, if there is any out there. And then there is the issue of dealing with contracts and all of that stuff. Does anybody have any information about how someone like myself could get started with this sort of thing?