As part of a special report, the Savings and Investment Monitor surveyed people who are employed, but have a sideline business or job to supplement their income.
The term “slasher” has been coined for someone who has multiple jobs: cameraman/Uber driver/massage therapist.
According to the survey, this slasher phenomenon is a trend found primarily among middle- and upperincome earners. Of the 943 people interviewed, 37% had a sideline business.
Thirteen percent of people had a sideline business similar to their current job – for example, an accountant at a company who also helps people with their tax returns.
Nearly a quarter of people had a sideline business that was not related to their current job. More than half of these people would like to turn their sideline business into their main career.
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