Welcome to the Gig Economy – Part-Time Your Way to Your Dream Life


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Everyone wants a better life. But what if you’re stuck in a boring, dead-end job that only serves to pay the bills and keep you stuck in life?

With many businesses shifting to outsourced part-time or temporary workers in order to fill a need, opportunities to make more money are expanding for those stuck in boring, dead-end jobs.

Welcome to the Gig Economy.

Uber is a perfect example of this gig economy at work. Investing in real estate on the side, is another example. Social media marketing is yet another example.

But my favorite is helping entrepreneurs or small businesses looking to expand.

Why? They offer unique opportunities, can help you develop valuable skills and they put you in touch with success-minded high achievers, which as you know, is a Rich Habit.

My friend John, a seasoned entrepreneur, hires part-time and weekend operators for his sports recovery business. Training is minimal and their only requirement is that they own a pick-up truck and are willing to learn. The payoff can be $50,000- $100,000 in additional income every year and a shot at becoming a revenue center in his rapidly expanding business.

But John is just one example that I know of. There are tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners out there trying to grow their businesses just like John, and looking for good part-time people to help them do it.

Finding a part-time gig is a good idea for a number of reasons:

  • More Money – You can make more money.
  • Develop New Skills – Part-time gigs can help you develop new skills. New skills make you more marketable and enable you to add more value in the service of others.
  • Expose an Innate Talent or Passion – Part-time gigs might expose some latent talent or hidden passion, you didn’t even know you had.
  • Safety Net – If you lose your full-time job, you can amp up your already existing part-time gig to help you make ends meet until you find another job. Here, your part-time gig buys you time to find a job you want, rather than one you need.
  • New Business – If you’re able to grow your part-time gig, you might eventually be able to leave your full-time job. For those with boring jobs or jobs they don’t particularly enjoy, this is their light at the end of a tunnel.
  • New Relationships – Relationships are the currency of the wealthy. A part-time gig introduces you to new people. If any of those new relationships are high achievers, they can help lift you up in life through mentoring or by opening doors for you.
  • Unmask Your Inner Entrepreneur – Part-time gigs can fuel a latent entrepreneurial fire or expose a hidden entrepreneurial side you didn’t know you had.
  • Future Partner – You might just find your future partner in a part-time gig; someone who can help guide and mentor you to become rich and successful.

The gig economy is a good thing. It’s a low-risk path towards developing new skills or finding a passion or talent you didn’t know you had.

And here’s the best part – if you don’t like your new gig, you can quit and move on to the next one. Eventually, through experimentation, you may find a gig that will completely change the trajectory of your life.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Mei Gawlik says:

    This is a great advice! How does one go about finding a part time job?

    • First, become aware of the opportunities that are out there. Second, ask your inner circle if they know of any opportunities. Last, research our local community for opportunities – join local business groups/non-profits.

  2. from the list of high achievers you had interview, what is the list of entrepreneurs or small businesses looking to expand their company through online marketing? Just the name of few Businesses and organizations will always want a quality marketing team behind them to boost brand awareness and bring them results.

    Great Article as always!

  3. Lisa Schreiber says:

    Very interesting overview of this exciting option. Thanks!

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