|I might need to find a new way of working?|
|Time to create a new way of working (drill optional)|
|Showing ladies how to do vintage inspired beauty on a workshop|
The downside is that I often have to start work again once my little one has gone to bed but as I enjoy what I do so much its never really a problem and I'm great at closing the door on work and concentrating on my family (a skill that's been hard won I can tell you)
|A rare chance to sit down-well I didn't say a portfolio career was easy did I|
- Work flexibility. Depending on what your jobs are you may well be able to make the hours work for your lifestyle.
- Variety. Working on two or more jobs means you will never get that "groundhog" day feeling again.
- Opportunity-By earning money on a couple of part time roles you can continue to do the one thing you really love or make headway in a new career. Part time work allows you to volunteer or even take a low paid internship which can pave the way for new ventures.
- Brain fever-Unless you are very organised you can feel quite scattered as you attempt to switch off from one responsibility to another.
- Lack of security-If you are someone who likes to have a regular income and to know exactly what you are doing from one month to the next portfolio working might not be for you.
- Overlap-Learning to close the door one set of responsibilities to start doing something else can be very hard especially if you work from home.Its easier if at least one of your jobs takes place outside the home.
|Designing Tee-Shirts with my husband is something I love|
Portfolio working is nothing new.Actors and artists have traditionally "waited tables ' or "taken a second job" to keep cash flow coming and often people on low incomes have to take additional work just to make ends meet. The difference with this new way of working is probably the approach.People like myself are not doing it for a short amount amount of time or until a well enough paid job turns up but because they genuinely love working in a few different roles. It allows work to be a rewarding varied part of their lives.
Could portfolio working be for you? or do you enjoy the benefits of one full time job? I would love to know your thoughts.
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