Moonlighting Opportunities from Upwork

If you are amongst the estimated 50% of working men and 70% of working women in the OECD countries that are moonlighting to supplement income from a primary job, you need to check out Upwork to see if your skill set can be marketed on their global freelance platform. Upwork is one of the largest freelancer marketplaces and they are changing the atmosphere for moonlighters by providing desirable freelance work and by matching clients with an earth-sized talent pool.

For many hard-working people, with two or more jobs, opportunity for freelance work has traditionally come from the service sector. Take for instance your weekend landscapers, housekeepers, delivery drivers, cab drivers, auto detailers, pressure washers and a host of others. No doubt, the extra income from any second job is rewarding, regardless of the type of work that is being performed. However, there are drawbacks to moonlighting in the service sector. There’s the “time factor.”

Time is a precious commodity and service sector jobs often consume a lot of our time. Secondly, unless you’re performing freelance work from your home, there’s a commute involved and travel time adds to the total amount of time that you are devoting to that second job. There’s also an unfair social stigma with service sector work. If you are in this group, you know what I’m talking about. Maybe, you’ve gone through great lengths to hide your second job from co-workers and friends, as if you are ashamed of having to work multiple jobs and to perform work that is unskilled and service-oriented.

If you are interested in taking on freelance work, outside of the service sector, Upwork is offering up online freelance “work-from-home” opportunities, with 100 categories of work to choose from. They claim that any work that can be performed on a computer can also be done through Upwork. So, if you can write, design, blog or translate, you may be able to join 12 million other registered Upwork freelancers by working from your home computer and performing any one of the broad spectrum of freelance opportunities.

The success of Jennifer Walden at work and home

For the longest time, people have believed that women who look great have a hard time making achievements in education and work. However, today’s career woman is managing to combine the good looks and brains into one package. One of these success cases is Jennifer Walden, one of the most successful plastic surgeons and mother from Dallas Texas. Harper’s Bazaar named her as one of the top 24 surgeons in the country.

Jennifer developed her passion for cosmetic surgery at a very young age. After medical school, she decided to get an internship with some of the best surgeons in Manhattan. She set up her first practice in Manhattan, and she received many awards for the exemplary work that she did. After many years of service to the community, she decided that she wanted to become a mother. The considerations that she had to make included getting the ideal environment to bring up the child in. She realized that she needed her children to be close to her family, hence the decision to move back to Texas.

She restarted her practice in Dallas and within a short time; she had built a reputation for herself, even bigger than she had in Manhattan. Most of the people that have been treated by her talk about how kind and gentle she is. She also serves on the Plastic Surgeons board for many years now.

Jennifer Walden is also a mother of twins. Everything about her life, and the healthy balance between successful work and home life is an example that most people should strive to emulate.


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