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Ways to make money with gigs remotely and locally
The gig mobile economy has opportunities for flexible workers to make money doing odd and part time jobs.
These short term tasks are generally in demand from homeowners and small businesses.
Independent workers look to gigs to earn extra cash, to supplement a full time income, for temporary needs, to fund a project and as a step from unemployment to a permanent job.
While many of these jobs won’t provide a full time income, they do offer a chance to earn with flexible schedules.
There are companies and job platforms looking for these workers to match them up with opportunities in the mobile economy.
These remote jobs include working in virtual chats, doing manual gigs, social media, translating and advocating for patients.
These opportunities are for people who want to earn some money online and off line, without having to become full time permanent employees.
Doing most of these you can work in the evenings, on weekends or during the day.
Remote Patients Advocate
The complexity of the Health Care system has opened the way for a new service, the Patient Advocate.
This role works with insurance, hospitals and patients. Tasks include; processing payments, delinquent payments, answering questions and collecting customers satisfaction metrics.
The experience required for the Patient Advocate role is mainly customer service, familiarity with Electronic Medical Systems and phone, call center or chat related experience.
Generally, a High School or GED is also required.
These are platforms that actively hire for patient advocacy roles;
Cedar, Scribe America and Site RX
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A remote translator translates from one language to another texts, audio and spoken words. These documents and conversations may be simple or complex.
Using your language skills and working from home, you will interpret and translate documents accurately.
Some virtual translators work in real time translations via phone or chat, specially in the Legal, Travel and Medical fields.
To become a translator you must know how to speak and write in at least two languages. Some employers and platforms require bachelor degrees, but not always.
Platforms actively hiring or offering leads to freelance remote translators include;
Translate.com, Unbabel and Wordvice
Chat agents work remotely using the phone, chats and emails to communicate with customers to solve problems and answer questions.
These jobs can be found in large Call Centers and customers centered companies directly.
The work schedules are flexible including night and weekend shifts.
All types of industries employ people for chat or customer service agent inducing; Financial, Travel, Retail, Mental Health and Legal.
These are some of the companies providing jobs for Chat Agents;
Concentrix, United Health and Capital One
Virtual assistants can be a flexible side hustle or a more consistent job, depending on your skill levels and availability.
Remote assistants are one of the most popular work from home jobs that you can do with an internet connection and basic computer and social media skills.
The tasks performed can include social media account management, blog posts, customer service, video creations, answering comments and other administrative activities.
Companies that actively hire virtual assistants include;
Vicky Virtual, Fancy Hands and job boards.
Use Gig Economy Apps To Find Work Locally
These apps can help in finding local freelance jobs and some permanent ones. For each platform you need to complete a profile and provide some information to match you with opportunities.
This is a mobile job marketplace helping freelancers connect with local home owners and businesses for short term tasks.
This mobile App is one of the first one introducing quick short term gigs to the mobile marketplace. It has been operating since 2008.
TaskRabbit is one of the most popular platforms to make extra money, it claims to have thousands of Taskers worldwide.
These are some of the jobs listed on TaskRabbit;
- Moving help
- Handyman work
- Moving furniture
This platform is a large aggregator of jobs for independent workers contractors. It lists side hustle gig jobs, but you can also find more full time and permanent work opportunities.
The most opportunities in this platform are healthcare and retail related jobs.
The roles in this job board include these categories;
- Customer service
- Warehouse jobs
- Delivery jobs
Handy is a gig platform similar to TaskRabbit and available in some cities.
This App connects independent contractors to employers which are mainly households and small businesses.
Some of the more high paying gigs include plumbing, electrical and home renovation services.
The tasks listed on Handy include;
- Furniture assembly
- Delivery gigs
- Trees removal
- Gutters cleaning
- Lawn care
The jobs in the mobile economy include gigs for freelancers and more permanent full time positions.
From advocating for patients to using your handy skills, there are gigs and more permanent jobs you can find using these platforms and Apps.
A lot of this work can be done remotely, but if you have handy skills you can use the Apps to find opportunities to work locally.