I have a passion for gonzo journalism. So I’ll admit the ideas behind this site didn’t magically occur. My spirit animal didn’t whisper them in my ear.
Reality is far better. I was “fired”.
Literally. My factory burned down on national news. Over 400 people lost their jobs. Including me.
A little self-esteem is good when you’re out of work. Say to yourself: I may be unemployed but this is not a fire sale. You’re not tapping into my expertise for 90% off.
I refuse to work for minimum wage. Better options exist. This site is about finding them.
Out of Crisis – Opportunity….
You’ve got an amazing opportunity if you step back and think about it. This was the first time in my career I was truly free to do whatever I wanted, without caring about what my day job managers thought. “You started a side business?” “Um, Yeah. You weren’t paying me, dude…” (Crickets)
I mean seriously, how do you respond to that without sounding like a manipulative sociopath? They expect you to take a massive financial hit and sit on your hands so you have a better shot at an opportunity you aren’t even aware of yet? Get real.
Seriously. Take full advantage of this opportunity. You can rationalize anything you want to future employers as doing what you had to do to put food on the table for your family.
Five Paths to Higher Rates
Finding high paying part time jobs isn’t a matter of luck. You need to think about what you want to bring to the table and tell the customer. It’s time to talk strategy. We have five ideas on how to raise your rates.
- Avoid Time Wasting Dead Beat Customers
- Identify Unique Areas of Expertise
- Build Bundles for Specific Customers
- Efficiency Hacking
- Building Trust & Reputation
You don’t have to do all of these. But most high paying jobs include at least one of these elements and often several. Each of these five things allows you to charge more, get more requests, or handle customers more efficiently, increasing your average earnings. Regardless of the platform you’re using.
As you move through the gig economy, keep your eyes peeled for opportunities like this. When you think about your own personal development, look for ways to grow along these lines. The very best high paying part time jobs are the ones you can create yourself.