A new job on the up.
In an industry that is becoming increasingly crowded, temp work is increasingly being viewed as part of a growing trend that has seen many businesses hire “unpaid” temporary workers to provide extra help and services to their employees.
While it’s easy to see the potential for the rise of unpaid temp work, many companies have taken a step back from it to avoid being labeled as exploitative.
The temp industry is growing and in many ways it’s a great example of the benefits that come with a flexible schedule.
“We have so many people, and we have so much opportunity,” said Michelle Burchill, founder of the online staffing service, Backstage.
“If we had a week where we could have one person do this, we could easily create another one for an additional two hours of work.”
And while there’s no doubt that there will be an increase in unpaid temporary work in the coming years, the potential benefits are still worth celebrating.
“A lot of people don’t realize they have more opportunities in their career,” said Burchil.
“You don’t need a PhD to understand the opportunities.
And you can’t go from zero to one without making a change.”
The good news?
There are ways to keep your freelance job at the forefront of your career while keeping your paycheque up.
Here are six ways to pay for it, along with tips on how to find one that’s right for you.
Create a Payroll Plan 2.
Schedule your freelance gig to take effect 3.
Plan to work from home 4.
Make sure your freelancer works from home 5.
Find a place where you can spend time, such as a café or gym 6.
Keep your schedule flexible and allow yourself time to acclimate to the gig 7.
If you can manage to do all of the above, it should be easier to make the transition from part-time work to full-time freelance work.
1) Create a freelance gig.
If your job is a personal assistant, personal assistant tasks are a great option.
“As a personal helper, I can easily get paid for my time,” said Lauren.
“I’m in the field that people want to be around, and they can afford it.”
And since she is in the same profession as her client, Lauren and her team can do whatever they need to do for the client.
Lauren said she was able to secure the position by working from home.
“It’s just the right time to get a freelancer for this kind of work,” she said.
Lauren worked on the campaign of a local charity in Colorado and found the time to schedule her freelance gig in a coffee shop.
She then spent the week preparing and editing her portfolio.
When she returned home from her assignment, Lauren was able.
“Once I was ready to get back to work, I was able that the client was very happy with the work that I did,” she added.
The benefits of freelancing are clear, and you can even work remotely.
“With freelancers, there’s so much flexibility,” said Joanna.
“They can do things like send emails out to other people and be able to send out an email from home, or do any kind of scheduling.”
While Lauren does enjoy the freedom that freelancing provides, she does want to make sure her freelance work is fulfilling.
“There’s always some time in between that I feel like I need to be working on my portfolio,” she noted.
“So, I need something to be ready for if I need that work.”
If you need to work on your portfolio, there are a number of options to do so.
You can always use a portfolio editor like Burchills.
Burchillas portfolio can be edited and sent via email, or it can be viewed online and edited yourself.
If she’s using an online tool like Bazaar, she can even make changes to her portfolio so that it is ready to go.
The most effective way to make your portfolio work is to use a paid online editor.
While this can work for some freelancers like Lauren, it will not work for everyone.
Burtill is an example of someone who is not able to use the free online editor that Burchilla uses.
“My editor, Sarah, has done so much for me,” said Karen.
“She has saved my life on so many occasions, and I would not have had the job without her help.”
And even if you are using a paid editor, there is still the chance that you will find yourself in a situation where you do not have the resources to make changes.
“Sometimes the client will be in a position where they will not be able or want to pay you,” said Jessica.
“Then you have to make some compromises.”
Schedule a freelance job to take place.
If a job isn’t on the horizon, you can try to schedule it to