Doing what you love
Passion or paycheck? Hear how young adults are finding innovative solutions to get both in a changing economy.
Caption Reads: “Traditional work is changing.”
Stat: “More than 7.5 Million Americans work more than one job by necessity or choice.”
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VO: I am a fashion stylist. I am also a fashion and travel blogger.
VO: I have as many as five, five different jobs.
VO: I baby sit, I do brand ambassador work.
VO: In a two-week period, I will work eighty to one hundred hours.
VO: I do all of these jobs because I haven’t necessarily found the right teaching position.
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Caption Reads: “Passion or Paycheck?”
Stat: “59% of 20-36 year olds worry about finding a career path that will support the life they envision.”
VO: It’s really a tough thing to combine making money, being financially stable and enjoying my passion.
VO: I’d love to pursue my passion more.
VO: My passion is baking. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. The baking industry is not as easy as it seems.
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Caption Reads: “The percentage of Americans involved in alternative work arrangements has grown dramatically in the last decade.”
Stat: “2005: 10.1%” and “2015: 15.8%”
Caption Reads: “Being Successful takes a combination of skill, balance and sound financial advice.”
VO: You need to know how much you’re spending in order to actually use the money that you’re making to fuel those side projects that you’re doing.
VO: You really need to make sure that you have two different ways of saving money so you have short term goals and the long term goals.
VO: When scheduling all of these jobs make sure you have everything lined up and you don’t overbook and overlap and you’re not late somewhere else or doing something like that because it can get really messy really quick.
VO: Take time for yourself, you know, give yourself a day off once in a while.
VO: Save. Just save as much as you can. Don’t take it for granted.
VO: It’s scary because I don’t know when my next paycheck is going to come but there is a hustle and a drive that I have that just continues to push me to make it work.