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TheGadfly

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Project Management side gig?
« on: July 20, 2017, 12:02:29 PM »
Are there any professional project managers (PMP certified or other) out there who are making extra cash as a part-time PM outside of their normal job?

I'm looking for a side-hustle but I'm either unable or unwilling to earn (very little) money through uber, mturk, etsy, AirBnB, etc. I'd like to devote a few of my spare hours to something that is actually worth the time/effort. I'm an experienced project manager and I'm looking for part-time, remote PM positions but I can't seem to find any. For good reason, a lot of PM jobs are full time commitments with weekday hours only.

Still, has anyone been able to earn extra money managing projects remotely outside of their normal working hours?

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Re: Project Management side gig?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 01:56:10 PM »
I'm a PMP and currently working as an Enterprise Architect.  I do proposal writing as a side gig.  I'm in a LCOL area but proposal writing is greatly in demand and I do primarily govt responses to RFP's.  It is usually 3-4 weeks of work at a time.  I limit myself to about 10-15 hours a week because I also work 40 hours a week at my regular gig.   I charge anywhere from $75-$150 an hour depending on how complex the proposal.  For me, it's decent side money and I can do it from home after work and on weekends.  and truth be told, I do a little bit at work as well. 

There is currently limitless proposal writing gigs right now. 




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Re: Project Management side gig?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 02:14:46 PM »
I'm a PMP and currently working as an Enterprise Architect.  I do proposal writing as a side gig.  I'm in a LCOL area but proposal writing is greatly in demand and I do primarily govt responses to RFP's.  It is usually 3-4 weeks of work at a time.  I limit myself to about 10-15 hours a week because I also work 40 hours a week at my regular gig.   I charge anywhere from $75-$150 an hour depending on how complex the proposal.  For me, it's decent side money and I can do it from home after work and on weekends.  and truth be told, I do a little bit at work as well. 

There is currently limitless proposal writing gigs right now.

Where do you find your clients?

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Re: Project Management side gig?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 02:58:37 PM »
I'm a PMP and currently working as an Enterprise Architect.  I do proposal writing as a side gig.  I'm in a LCOL area but proposal writing is greatly in demand and I do primarily govt responses to RFP's.  It is usually 3-4 weeks of work at a time.  I limit myself to about 10-15 hours a week because I also work 40 hours a week at my regular gig.   I charge anywhere from $75-$150 an hour depending on how complex the proposal.  For me, it's decent side money and I can do it from home after work and on weekends.  and truth be told, I do a little bit at work as well. 

There is currently limitless proposal writing gigs right now.

Where do you find your clients?

I've been a government contractor for a number of years so at this point, the clients come to me.  But, you can search on any job site for proposal writing and contact the employers directly.  That's what I would do.