Ep 94 Finding Side Gigs on Craigslist

blog Mar 13, 2024

 In episode 94, I share with you why I love finding side gigs on Craigslist. And I tell you about a new one. I just landed.

You're listening to the remote work retirement show. I'm your host, Camille Attell. And this is the only show that helps semi retirees figure out the remote work options.

I believe the remote work is the new retirement plan and that many retirees have both the ability and desire to work how they want so they can live how they want. Let's dig into today's episode....

Hello, and thank you for joining me today. It's always a pleasure to have you back. Or, if it's your first time, thank you so much for listening. Today, I'm going to do something a little bit different. I want to share with you a personal story because I think it would be interesting and maybe a little bit instructive. Now the story specifically will be about how I found a side gig on Craigslist. 

It's not the only time I've done this. So, I'll tell you about the first time I did it. And I'll also tell you about how I did this again just a few weeks ago. But before I do that, I want to share another story with you not totally related to today's episode. But it's really part of a broader philosophy related to things that I talk about a lot on this show, and that is to always remember that everything you do, most everything you do has a value. Meaning you might be doing something as simple as cleaning your house. 

For me, that's not simple at all. So, who knows, maybe for you, you love it. I know some people listening hate doing it. But that task has value inside of that task. There are skills that you would need to possess to do it. And so, the reason I'm telling you this is I was on a walk this morning. I'm trying to get out more for walks, trying to do the healthy thing. 

Right. And on my walk today, I saw a gentleman. He appears to be retired. I don't know, but this wasn't a Monday at around 10 30, so I don't know. Maybe someone could think I'm retired. Because I took a walk at 10 30, which is not true. I'm just a remote worker and I can set my own schedule. So I shouldn't make assumptions. 

However, this man as planting flowers and putting in some plants in his lawn outside of his house. And it looked so beautiful. I loved what he was choosing. He had some succulents; he had some flowers. Names of which I couldn't tell you. I saw him with his soil, and he was patting it all down. And I, you know, as I walked by him, I said, wow, that is just so beautiful. To which he replied: oh yeah. I just have a lot of time on my hands. I should probably get better hobbies.  

And I just can't even with a comment like that. If you've been listening to the show or me for any length of time, you know, that I'm a huge advocate for people to see their own talent, to really recognize, respect and honor their own skills. 

And so, when that man responded to me like that, maybe he was being funny., maybe he was being humble. But I heard something else. I heard self-judgment.  And I stopped and I turned around and I looked at him. And I said, no, you don't need better hobbies. This is exactly what you're meant to do, and you're obviously really good at it. 
And then he protested even more …..


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