DH and I have been talking a lot about alternative income -- as in alternative to the 9-5 that he currently works as a consultant. Now, granted, he could go freelance, and consult independently -- but the discussion spawned an interesting discussion on diversification of personal income. Did you know that nearly half a million Americans make their entire living from selling product via Ebay? If those people were considered "employees", Ebay would be the largest American employer after WalMart. If you found yourself in a position where you needed to diversify your income sources (or if you're already doing it) -- and chose to work independently of a full-time employer, what would be three to five things that you would "do"? Personally, I already write magazine articles, and do some freelance editing work for various periodicals. I suppose I could sell my quilts and lace online -- I would imagine that there is a market for that, and I'd really like to write a book on some of the homemaking skills that are being lost as the older generations pass. How about you? What would you do?