All About Odd Jobs!
An odd job is basically any gig that you can get paid for yet you are not going to be doing it long term. The idea here that you are filling a temporary need. An odd job can sometimes be considered contract work. Other times, it’s just a job or chore you do once for someone. Odd jobs often can be hard but if you’re not doing anything else, they’re worth converting time you’re not doing anything with into money. Odd jobs are all over if you have some basic skills and know how!
There are many ways once can go about finding odd jobs. But the easiest and safest way to find one is to just ask! On your social media pages, you can simply reach out to your friends and family and see if there’s anything that they need done. I’ve found my most rewarding odd jobs are those that come from friends, we often get to work together, or it may be something you’re doing for them, so that they get to enjoy the results! And who doesn’t like to help their friends?
Facebook has recently implemented it’s use of Marketplace where you can post services offered under different criteria. Recently, I posted about some mobile mechanic work, and within the hour, I had at least 6 replies. I actually had to turn off my FB Messenger Notifications so that I could sleep! Be it baby sitting, lawn care, cleaning, or anything else, consider posting online. CraigsList is another great resource as well was NextDoor.com, ShiftGig.com, local Subreddits, and even local FB Groups!
While on the road, another way to find odd jobs is to just ask. By that I mean, asking an establishment (politely) if there’s anything that they could us assistance with! Often times you’re going to want to talk to the manager or someone who can make decisions. I often hear stories from friends who were backpacking where they were able to work and live in a hostel for free or at a discounted rate for helping out and working there for a period of time. Sometimes they’re able to find a restaurant nearby and do dishes or clean up, just basic things. There’s a handful of sites that work on the volunteering concept in exchange for free room and board such as HelpX, WorkAway, WWOOF, Servas, and many others! Google your local area to see if there’s anything specific to you!
Odd jobs I’ve done over the years;
As you can see, I’ve listed many odd jobs I’ve done. However, there are also many more I’ve not listed as it’s a very, very, long list! That being said, consider some skills you have or some things you know how to do, determine how much your time is worth, then go find some odd jobs.
Whelp, that’s about all I can think of. Odd jobs are an easy way to make a living or a few extra bucks! Be sure to check out www.Facebook.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures to keep up with blog posts, pictures, and what I’m up to! If you want to check out some pictures, head on over to www.instagram.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures There’s a few shots of some odd jobs on there as well as the Facebook. And as always, if you have any questions, please comment below or reach out to me! I’d be happy to answer any questions!
Well, looking at my blog, I see my last post was from Cuba. I landed in Cuba in April. It’s August now. Since then I have traveled through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, across the US, through Canada, up to Alaska, and now I’m settling pretty happily back in Atlanta. I’ll be around these parts for at least another six months or so, and ideally working though a lot of this content, posting more, etc. I’ve got a whole lot of ideas for content, and once I catch up on some bills, I’ll have a whole lot more free time. Check out the Facebook (www.Facebook.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures) to keep more up to date on where I am and what I’m doing! I post a lot to there from my phone. Unfortunately I have to use my laptop to post on my site here…
So in light of all of that, here’s some sneak peek shots from different places I’ve been traveling (Central America only, it'll take way too long to also upload the shots from Atlanta to Alaska and back)! I’ll admit it, I got stuck traveling! I got so caught up in the moment, I can’t really believe it’s August now… I’ve learned so much about so many different things, had many revelations, and otherwise grown in many ways I never even considered I would. I learned a lot of Spanish, met amazing people, was humbled by so many experiences, saw so many amazing things, really connected with nature, the flow of life, myself, and even living in the moment. There’s a new found confidence that’s beyond what I would even consider confidence. There’s a sort of hope, or even a faith, that everything will be alright. It will work out. And if it gets difficult, I’ll figure it out. Regardless of what happens. I have a lot of thoughts, lessons, and all kinds of things I can’t wait to share with you! So keep an eye out, I’ll be getting around to putting out some more content! I’m even revamping the website to have portfolios of all the places I’ve been!!
Click on the images to view the gallery and scroll. Separated by location/gallery
All images below are unedited, pop over to www.Instagram.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures for an edited gallery of the 2016 US Road Trip!
Cancun & Isla Mujeres
Cozumel (Where I learned to dive!)
Lanquin & Semuc Champey
Spending an entire day (18 hours) on buses trying to get to Antigua! ...
Hiking a dormant volcano, Acatenango! 13,045 feet...
Rain forest (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Just your average, not so average, guy! Here you can follow my travels, learn to travel yourself, check out some cool photography, and otherwise follow along as I explore my interests from performance arts to traveling to philosophy and more!
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