Topic: Side Jobs

5 Best Side Business Ideas For College Students

5 Best Side Business Ideas For College Students

In the wake of the global recession, the American employment market has undergone a significant transition. This is part of an international trend, as individuals turn toward self-employment, contracting, and entrepreneurship as ways of earning a living. In fact, according to Quartz, it is estimated that more than 40% of the U.S. workforce will be working independently by the year 2020, equating to more than 60 million citizens. This entrepreneurial spirit was evident throughout the recession, as the Small Business Association (SBA) reports that approximately 27.5 million independent ventures were operating in America during 2009. More »

Maître D’ By Day, Jewelry Designer By Night

Maître Dâ By Day, Jewelry Designer By Night

Karina Abbaj is a jewelry designer from New York. You can check out her designs at Karina Tea Jewelry.

What’s your full time job, and how did you get it?

Hostess/Cashier/Maître d’/American girl/Jack of all trades at an upscale Asian fusion restaurant. I marched up to the manager a few years back and told him they needed a hostess. Then sort of charmingly begged him for my job back after I graduated college and couldn’t find a full time position in my field. More »

Two Careers Are Better Than One

Two Careers Are Better Than One

I am a stage actor and a freelance writer. Playwright, you ask? Nope. I write things like press releases, blogs, and magazine articles—not exactly correlating fields. While these are certainly two diverging career focuses, this dual-career approach works well for me. If you similarly have two passions, I’m going to be that subversive voice and encourage you to pursue both.
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Teens Reveal The Craziest Things They’ve Done To Make Money

Teens Reveal The Craziest Things They've Done To Make Money

We speak from experience when we say that translating the jargon-filled, mind-numbing world of personal finance into readable, engaging material for young people is no simple task.But it looks like H&R Block and DoSomething.org might be on to something.

The two companies have launched a quirky new campaign to get young people motivated to save more and spend less. More »