If you need extra income, you might check out some freelance work.
Unemployment levels are high, and the extra $600 in weekly federal jobless benefits is set to run out the end of July. But the good news is that finding some extra work may be easier. Companies often to turn to freelancers as a more economical solution to regular staff, according to job-search website FlexJobs.com.
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Keep in mind, though, some states are looking to reshape labor laws so that more independent contractors are considered employees — sparking a backlash among freelancers who fear this could impact their ability to get work.
FlexJobs lists a number of freelance positions with hourly rates that, according to compensation software and data company PayScale, can often top $18. These seven jobs also specify part-time or flexible schedules.
1. Project manager
2. Executive assistant
5. Quantitative market researcher
6. Medical coder