physics - 6:47 pm on Mar 6, 2008 (gmt 0)
You should definitely take on some contract work as well as researching aff programs and building traffic to your own blogs/domains. The contract work will bring quicker, more reliable cash while developing your own sites has the potential to bring you residual income.
Also, do you really think the only job you could get is at BK? Web developers of all sorts are in demand and you might be able to find a good job doing that.
Finally, have you considered moving out of the city? Your apt rent sounds more like a mortgage payment.