Take on small jobs for ex­tra in­come

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

The suc­cess of Uber has given rise to a lot of talk about a so-called gig econ­omy, where mul­ti­ple, small jobs su­per­sede any one per­ma­nent po­si­tion. Whether or not that is re­ally the di­rec­tion we’re headed, th­ese “gigs” could be a way for you to bol­ster your in­come. The vol­un­tary, short-term na­ture of this work also means that you won’t have to worry about it in­ter­fer­ing with the sched­ule of your day job.

Web­sites like Fiverr al­low any­one to reg­is­ter and of­fer their ser­vices for hire. It’s es­sen­tially a ser­vices mar­ket­place, with ser­vices start­ing at US$5. You’ll also have the op­tion to of­fer ad­di­tional ser­vices on top of your base ser­vice that cus­tomers can pur­chase. As a seller on Fiverr, you would re­ceive a net rev­enue of US$4 for ev­ery com­pleted job and have the money cred­ited to a linked PayPal ac­count.

There are also al­ter­na­tives like Peo­plePerHour, which al­lows more flex­i­bil­ity in how you price your gigs. If none of that ap­peals to you, you can still ap­ply to be­come a web tester at UserTest­ing, which will pay you US$10 via PayPal for ev­ery 20-minute test­ing ses­sion.

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