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onemorebike

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Side gig experts: Help my retired mother find a side gig!
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:44:40 AM »
I was talking mustachianism with my retired mom yesterday and she mentioned how shed love to find a rewarding job that was 1 or 2 days a week. Her expertise is in organizational development, facilitation,  and graphic facilitation. Wondering if those of you with side gigs would be willing to share how someone in this position might find that kind of work?

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Re: Side gig experts: Help my retired mother find a side gig!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 03:17:46 PM »
Has she considered working for a non-profit in your area? Sometimes their budgets don't accommodate a full-time staff member, so that might work with a small, part-time schedule that your mom can enjoy going to a few times a week.

I would ask your mom what kind of "rewarding" job field she would like to work in. Does she want to work with children? music? food? etc. Then search for a community nonprofit that does just that.

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Re: Side gig experts: Help my retired mother find a side gig!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 08:00:41 AM »
She should look into Upwork - https://www.upwork.com/o/jobs/browse/?q=Graphic%20Facilitation - There are a couple of graphic facilitation jobs and I've used them before - no complaints.

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Re: Side gig experts: Help my retired mother find a side gig!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:55:30 PM »
She could likely make more money doing periodic consulting gigs versus a regular part-time job.

Did she use the facilitation skills at any previous employers? If so, perhaps she could contact those previous employers and let them know she's available for $xxx per day. Training and facilitation gigs aren't impossible to find. Demand for graphic facilitators does not seem to be as high, I believe primarily because it simply isn't as well-known.

She could also join her city's professional organization for facilitators, such as Association for Talent Development (https://www.td.org/), attend some local meetings, network, and get her name out there as a starting point.