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Self-Employed

Freelance Artist

June 2015 • Salem, OR

What I liked

I enjoy my ability to choose my clients and set my own prices.

What I wish was different

I wish it was easier to advertise my work and make it so this job is more sustainable

Advice

Don’t forget to put yourself out there as best as you can and don’t undercharge yourself if you can help it
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Nanny

August 2020 - June 2021 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Routine schedule with amazing children

What I wish was different

Nothing - it was my favorite job I've ever had

Advice

Being a nanny is a lot of work because you're basically a part-time parent but it is so rewarding and worth it
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private tutor

June - August 2021 • Artesia, CA

What I liked

I liked the freedom and seeing my tutee understand the topic I was teaching them.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always have a plan, but also be flexible on executing it.
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Family Caregiver

March - June 2020 • Johns Creek, GA

What I liked

I love working with kids!

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to take them on more trips outside of the house but I was unable to because of COVID-19.

Advice

It helped me gain a lot of insight into children's development.
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Nanny

May - August 2020 • Hudson, OH

What I liked

I loved working with the kids and watching them grow all summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to take them more places. Since a lot of things were still shut down because of Covid

Advice

If you have an opportunity to nanny, take it! It’s the best time ever.
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Tutor

May - August 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved getting to know the kids I tutored and babysat!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have expanded my business to families outside my neighborhood that I did not know, but I couldn't do this since my parents were strict on who I could see during quarantine and people, in general, were less welcoming to strangers in their homes during this time.

Advice

If you can't find a job when things get hard, make one for yourself!!
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Landscaper

June - August 2020 • Pottstown, PA

What I liked

Self-run business

What I wish was different

Help with coordinating jobs

Advice

Surround yourself with people who can help do a good job.
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Nanny

March 2020 • Portsmouth, RI

What I liked

I enjoyed communicating with families and building a relationship with them. I really like being involved and staying busy, so I took advantage of the time I had and jumped on all of my opportunities.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Researcher

June - August 2020 • Portsmouth, NH

What I liked

It was a great opportunity to do my own research and get paid modestly for it. It was somewhat like getting paid to do your own schoolwork.

What I wish was different

I only wish I had more time to do it!

Advice

The research opportunity was a SURF grant. To anyone applying for a SURF grant I suggest getting connected with your mentor, or finding one who takes great interest in your work!
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worker

May 2020 • Pittsburg, KS

What I liked

getting paid

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

good
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Math tutor

June - September 2020 • El Dorado Hills, CA

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Have fun!
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DoorDash Driver

August 2020 • Santa Clarita, CA

What I liked

I could choose my hours and work whenever fit my schedule. DoorDash often offered promos which included additional pay per delivery. Ranging from $1-$4 added on top of the regular earnings for that order, the most I made working a 6-hour day was $230. Also greatly depends on customers' tips.

What I wish was different

Opportunity to provide feedback about the customers and rude/poor experiences, as well as whether or not they gave any tip.

Advice

Only really reasonable to do this if you have an electric, hybrid, or fuel-efficient car. My 4-cyl Camry worked fairly well, however my friends who had Acura TLs found that they were spending way too much on gas considering they had to pay for premium on top of their cars using more gas.
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