Thanks for the link! However, this post assumes the person is only making $25/hr in wages. I make more than that just from my teaching job alone. And I spend about $250/month in gas, on average, not $19/day, which comes out to $570/month, as I am a single person. And I make substantially more than that tutoring (4.8 times more than $25/hr), so it behooves me to drive the 45 minutes to 1.5 hours after school (depending on the client and traffic). It’s a matter of weighing my opportunity cost. In this case, my profit margins are huge ($3,840/month working 2 hours per day for 16 days a month) and so it would be fiscally nonsensical to not do what I currently do. If I worked 3 hours per day that comes out to $5,760/month, so it’s totally worth it. Yes, commuting is not fun, but the reward more than makes up for it. Doing the math, if I just work 2 hours a day for 16 days a month ($3,840), then my profit is $3,840 - $250 or $3,590/month or $43,080/year. Yeah, I think I’ll still commute, haha!