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Can You Earn a Real Living From Gig Jobs?

Quora | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business

Can people earn a real living off of "gig economy" jobs? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are a...

Behind Every Successful Entrepreneur, There is a Rockstar VA

Stephan Spencer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Stephan Spencer

Virtual Assistants, or VAs, are hardly discussed in the Digital Marketing industry, but they are every entrepreneur's secret weapon. We avoid bragging...

7 Odd Jobs Suze Orman Had Before 'The Suze Orman Show'

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business

She might not have always been an expert on managing money, but Orman has worked hard to prove herself as a financial expert that people really trust.

Alibaba Apologizes For Ad Seeking Candidates Who Resemble Porn Star

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business

Today, in questionable HR decisions: Alibaba has apologized and pulled a job ad seeking a "programmer encouragement specialist." Requirements for t...

8 Things I Did For Money

Katina Corrao | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Katina Corrao

I wore my skimpiest outfit -- a mock turtleneck and plaid skirt from Ann Taylor Loft. Bernie would say, "Katina, show these fine folks just how much you'll slash for them today." That's when my dead eyes looked straight ahead and I said, "I'm gonna slash $500 dollars."

Before Their Books Were Famous, These Authors Worked the Following Odd Jobs

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

It may seem as though all the famous writers have full-time writing jobs to which boost their chances of their novels selling and hitting the bookshelves. However, by looking through the authors etched in literary history, this is far from the case.

9 Inspiring Tips on Successful Social Entrepreneurship

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

I've been on this path for four years (knock on wood), and can tell you It's not all fluff and feel good intentions, but its 100 percent completely worth the journey. So if you're thinking of changing the world, here's some tips on how to stay sane.

LOOK: The 7 Oddest Jobs Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

We all have moments between nine and five when we dream of quitting our day jobs. Perhaps you'd be happier at a job baking cookies, walking dogs... or...

How to Succeed in (Show)Business: Paying Your Bills While Chasing the Dream

John Carroll | Posted 10.09.2012 | Queer Voices
John Carroll

In between my more "prestigious" performing jobs, I have to do gigs that are somewhat lower on the ego totem pole. Much lower. One week, I'll be walking red carpets in Dubai, the next, I'll be cleaning dirty carpets in Detroit. But hey, that's show biz folks!

Recent College Graduate Hired To Be Human Scarecrow

Posted 10.05.2012 | College

Post-college life is really "going to the birds." At least, that seems to be the case for one recent college graduate in England who acquired a rather...

Lessons Learned Inside A Pig Suit

The Billfold | Piper Gray | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

I really wanted the job because I thought scrawling my full-name and social security number on the necessary paperwork was a noteworthy step toward ad...

Look: The Craziest Jobs On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

Discouraged by headline after headline on the dismal job market? So are we. That's why we've turned to the creative cats on Craigslist to brighten...

Buying And Selling My Naked Body For $20 An Hour

The Billfold | Jia Tolentino | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

Two weeks ago, I was checking Craigslist for writing jobs and found an ad in search of “Nude or seminude model for respectful, professional life dra...

9 Bizarre Jobs That Can Make You Money Quickly

Abigail R. Gehring | Posted 07.24.2012 | Books
Abigail R. Gehring

Here are 9 of the oddest jobs that don't require much (if any) training and could have you making money tomorrow:

Paul F. Tompkins Works to Make You Laugh in Laboring Under Delusions

Louis Peitzman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Louis Peitzman

Paul F. Tompkins' new Comedy Central special is all about work -- namely those less-than-glamorous jobs you take in pursuit of a show-business career. I spoke to PFT about his career and the advice he'd give to anyone stuck in a dead-end job.

From Fairy Godmother To Story Reader, The World's Strangest Hotel Jobs

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

As hotels around the world go all out to please guests, Human Bed Warmers, Monkey Men and Tanning Butlers are some of the strangest hotel jobs that ha...

10 Weird Jobs That Pay Really Well

Wallet Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Finding a job in a recession is difficult, but the jobs are out there. You just have to know where to look, and for some jobs, be willing to think out...

What Is Work? Odd Jobs for Laid-Off Full-Timers

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sharon Glassman

Here are some tips from New York City voice-actor Jeremy Redleaf on transitioning from a full-time job to freelancing/odd-jobbing, or from one freelance gig to another.