Federal workers are ready for a reset, but do they know what they really want? Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, this segment of the U.S. workforce has been at the forefront of developing and executing the policies and programs that have supported vulnerable Americans during the pandemic. Most rapidly transitioned to remote work in home […]
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As life gets increasingly expensive, earning money on the side can spell the difference between having to dip into savings to pay your bills and managing your living costs without tapping into your bank account. Here are a few tips for making the most of your side job.
1. Schedule those extra working hours
Plan well for the extra work that a side gigs brings and ensure that it will not harm your health (physical or mental) or negatively impacting your main job.
2. Network to drum up business
Like every other business, your side hustle most likely requires you to find customers. For you to improve your customer base, you will need to use your network. And you can start by talking to your friends, neighbors, former colleagues, and anyone else you think might be in a position to promote your services.
Sometimes, in the midst of the chaos, we lose sight of the things that really matter– Carta CPO, Suzy Walther (www.hrdive.com)
3. Make sure you’re being paid fairly
Just as it’s important to fight for a fair wage at your main job, so too should you get paid a reasonable amount through your side gig. Do some research to make sure the rates you’re charging are in line with the going wages in your area.
Sincerely, if you’re going to maintain a side job, it should be financially rewarding as well as manageable. And it should not negatively affect your worklife balance.