Gigonomics: Match Skills With Odd Jobs for Cash

Focus on getting beyond the clouds. Figuring out all of this can be murky, so be forewarned. It can feel overwhelming and the pace seems unsustainable. You can't see clearly—it's all a blur. It's sort of like flying through the clouds. So take a deep breath and imagine yourself getting out of the clouds…and ultimately seeing the clear skies. Those who are successful with this new work style thrive on organized chaos. An outsider may look and say it's a dizzying schedule, but to them it's completely organized and they couldn't imagine it any other way right now.

It's ok if it's not for you. Plenty of us would prefer—and are better suited—to work one job for one employer. That's really important to recognize in yourself. This may not be right for you over the long haul. But if your preference is to have that one steady job, and that's just not happening for you right now, then this is an option to pursue. You may go the gig route by choice or circumstance. Choice because you thrive on variety; circumstance because you need a paycheck right now, but aren't finding a traditional opportunity. Evaluate your realistic options and go for it.

Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and the CEO of Women For Hire. Talk to her at Twitter.com/ToryJohnson.

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