Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Piano Teacher, Dog Walker, Booth Babe, Executive Assistant, Writer, and More
As should become immediately obvious, many of these jobs were held concurrently.
So now that you have an idea of my monthly income, let’s look at expenses.
As an adult I actually spent some time as a performing musician, where I faced the question that nearly every musician faces at some point: Is this something I’m doing for fun? Is this a job? Is this a business?
I got paid $9 per hour plus commission. I also learned a series of lessons that have dogged me at every job I’ve had since. Some of these lessons have been very good. Others, I wish I hadn’t learned.
Being a freelancer is like having to apply for your job all over again every single day.
With that in mind, here’s everything I know about pitching.
I’ve been a full-time freelance writer for just over a year. I track everything. I post my freelance income to my Tumblr every week, and am always taking notes on who’s hiring and who’s paying.
I have never gone a day in my life without health insurance, but it is looking increasingly likely that I will miss the December 23 open enrollment deadline and be uninsured as of January 1.
I am one of the unsung, invisible hacks of the internet generation.