• 17 November 2019
1 in 5 Americans turn to side gigs to pay the bills

1 in 5 Americans turn to side gigs to pay the bills

Feb 05, 2018

Tell me about it! An NPR/Marist poll conducted in December 2017 found that 30 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. pick up additional work on the side to make ends meet. Many Americans work extra hours to pay for the cost of living or student debt, which has hit nearly $1.4 trillion. Among those working part-time, however, 66 percent preferred the part-time schedule to working full-time.

Sounds familiar. For many freelance tutors who also work in school classrooms, the additional hours are a budgetary lifesaver. But freelance tutoring is also a drawcard for professionals seeking flexible work arrangements to make room for their other interests. Take for instance Brooklyn-based Judith Bradshaw, who supplements income from her acting career with her tutoring business. Bradshaw says her tutoring business has helped her communication skills, “and the money and flex hours have absolutely given me the freedom I wouldn’t have [with] an office job or full-time teaching gig.

The bottom line for tutors… Freelance tutors know, like Bradshaw, that a thriving tutoring business is a viable alternative to the full-time office (or classroom). All it takes is some effective planning and savvy client management to ensure your tutoring business grows.

banner image from https://www.npr.org/2018/02/02/579980199/when-a-full-time-job-isnt-enough-to-make-it

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