How FlexJobs Can Help You Find a Remote Side Job
Although the holidays are long over by now, unless you perfectly executed Christmas on a budget (which is not easy), there’s a chance you’re still dealing with the dreaded aftermath known as holiday debt.
Going from having a great time over the holidays to realizing the debt you now have to pay off can cause a lot of stress, but don’t lose hope! Earning some side cash while you’re recovering from the holidays can make a big difference in your wallet.
A side gig (especially a remote one) can provide a great way to fit in a job around your already busy schedule and make some extra money. And if you’re thinking that this all sounds super complicated, fret not. Today we’re going to introduce you to FlexJobs, a site that can help you find and land remote gigs for extra money.
Where to Find Side Gigs
FlexJobs, a job board that caters to flexible and remote work arrangements, is an ideal website to help you find a side job, especially for busy moms. They’re in the business of helping people find flexible and remote work that fits into their life, and not the other way around. So if you want to find a job that lets you work in the evenings from your home office after the kids are in bed, you can find it.
Unfortunately, when it comes to finding side gigs and flexible work, there are a lot of scams out there! Any glance through the classifieds will find you a lot of scams, ads, and too-good-to-be-true “business opportunities.” It’s been estimated that for every one legitimate remote job are 60-70 scam jobs.
FlexJobs is specially curated by their team of expert job researchers who verify the legitimacy of every job they post on their site. Every job is professional-level, and there are over 50 different career categories, ranging from writing and marketing, to medical, education, and customer service.
The hiring companies on FlexJobs also span a wide variety. Everything from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies are hiring for flexible and remote jobs. Deloitte, General Mills, and Johnson & Johnson are just a few of the recognizable names hiring on FlexJobs, which are also considered some of the top companies for working mothers.
Success Stories from Other Moms who Have Used FlexJobs
Every week, FlexJobs highlights stories from members who have had success using their job search service. Here’s what a few working moms thought about using FlexJobs to find a flexible job for supplemental income:
“I already have a part-time job as a dance coach, and I’m a busy mom of two young girls (3 and 1). I want to be with them as much as possible, but I needed to pull in more income. I love that I can work while they’re sleeping, and play with them when they’re awake.” —Tess V.
“I hoped to find a customer service position that was 100% email-based. Check! I love the people I work with and interact with! I can set my own hours, so I can continue to be home for my children… I couldn’t be happier. I’m stunned and thrilled at the same time that I have such flexibility, my dream job if you will, and I owe it all to FlexJobs.” —Sarah S.
“I started looking for a flexible job when my family needed some additional income. I was ready to move from being a full-time, stay-at-home mom to being back in the workplace. However, I did not want to sacrifice any time commuting, so having a 100% telecommute job was a priority. I still wanted to have my family as my priority. Having a flexible job allows me to serve my family, pursue creative endeavors, and develop professionally. I am able to create harmony in my life by having a flexible job.” —Emily S.
Starting The New Year with Extra Income
Now that the holiday excitement (and likely your holiday spending) has slowed down, a side job may be just what you’re needing to earn some extra money. Joining FlexJobs can provide you access to great side jobs in a variety of industries that let you work remotely or on a flexible schedule.
Your membership also gets you benefits like discounted career coaching and resume reviews, members-only savings deals from partner companies, the ability to create a resume profile searchable by hiring companies, 170+ skills tests, free online learning courses, and more!
Have you used FlexJobs before? Have a success story to share? Leave a comment below!
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