I have a limited budget, gifted to me, roughly $150. We spend summers in the mountains near a resort area, which is otherwise very economically depressed. It seems to be either you are doing well, or really struggling. I am pretty sure there are some sewers, quilters out here, and lots of retired folks. I'm going to post an ad on the local post office and country store bulletin board, asking to hire someone. I don't want them to be a pro, just experienced and knowledgeable in these areas. What do you think will be a fair amount of $ to offer per hour? I was thinking maybe $10, am I being cheap? I am getting very frustrated and don't want to give up and I thought this might be a great way to get help and for someone who might be up to this kind of thing to make some quick cash. Be nice to make a friend, too, even - who knows. Also, should I be specific about what I want to learn? Any suggestions are welcome!