Imagine a world where the holidays are filled with joy and family time again. Life’s a balancing act, and we could all use a little help from time to time, especially during the holidays. Why not hire freelancers to help?
The good news is if you’re looking for help, we have more than 300,000 Moonlighters available and ready to make your life easier. When your plate is full, hiring a dependable Moonlighter to help complete projects, tasks, and ongoing basic needs can be a lifesaver.
If you’re wondering what kind of help is out there for you, you’re not alone. Here are five services under the Moonlighting “Family” category available to make your life easier.
Not just for your kids’ school work. Hire a freelancer to teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop or learn the ins and outs of your new MacBook computer. Become an expert in Microsoft Excel or get a tutorial on how to use your smartphone to its fullest potential. You can also hire tutors for foreign languages, business, and/or writing.
Meet for private lessons anywhere: at home or at a coffee shop, or connect virtually through platforms like Google Hangouts or Skype!
Check out: Language tutor, translator, math tutor, technology coach, music teacher, homework help
Personal Assistant & Errand Runner
If you’re self-employed, and perhaps even work at home, balancing personal and business life can get tricky. Freelancers are available to run errands, pick up medicine, groceries, transport furniture, and so much more.
Why not hire someone to make your grocery list and complete it for you. Get your dry cleaning picked up in time for the company holiday party and find someone so send those last minute packages all in one day!. And wouldn’t it be great to hire someone to help pickup relatives from the airport?
Check out: Personal shoppers, grocery shopper, personal chef
A clean home is a healthy home. Whether you’re a working mom or stay-at home dad, cleaning is a chore that is both time consuming and tedious. Why not hire someone else to make your house spotless?! Spend more time with your kids and family.
Even if you don’t have kids, it can be hard keeping up with cleaning and organizing. If you have a group of friends (or moms) in the same community, consider looking for someone who can clean house on a regular basis at a group rate.
Check out: Housekeeper, home organizer
Build in a backup plan and a list of potential candidates in case your regular sitter cancels. Hire a babysitter from 9-5, to drop off and pick up your children from school, take them to after school or weekend activities – don’t forget to ask for driving records and references. This is a great job for a fellow mom, helping out one another while making some money on the side.
On the other end, you can hire a freelancer for temporarily live-in help to care for a pregnant expecting mother, or elderly parent. Hiring in-home help based on your needs as well as your loved one’s needs can ensure you receive professional and well-trained care.
Check out: Child care, babysitter, nanny, caregiver, after school care
Dog sitters/Walkers/House Sitting
Want a new puppy but don’t have time to train them or go home at lunch? Hire someone to check in on your pets while you’re away, whether you’re on vacation, a business trip or on a daily basis. They can give your dog a bath, groom, and even train them.
No need to research expensive boarding pet hotels. Avoid the kennels and hire some friendly, local, professional, flexible and available pet sitters to take care of your animals. You can even schedule a meet and greet to connect before hiring them.
And sitters aren’t only for your pets, consider finding a house sitter this holiday season or anytime you’re heading out of town. You can ensure both your home and pets are well taken care of and loved!
Check out: Dog walker, pet sitter, house sitter
During the holidays, take advantage of the help of a Moonlighter. The gig economy works so well because it’s all about making connections where none were before.
There are so many untapped resources and unmet needs that just need a place to find each other. And especially now as the holidays approach and time diminished more and more, needs abound. So this holiday season, get everything done and make your life easier.