兼職有道 Ideal part-time job

powerball升級 Windows 10後發動搜尋引擎,桌面新聞小窗層層疊疊,最搶眼的就是這則。
As soon as I hit the search engine after upgrading to Windows 10, grid after grid of news pieces invaded my desktop. The eye catcher was the one here.

金錢絕非萬能,沒錢卻萬萬不能。照片中 $334 million是1/2/2016預期的累積獎金,在捉襟見肘之際,若把Powerball頭獎抱回家,還清債務又改善生活,多好呀!
Money is definitely not everything. We also know however, it won’t do without. The $334 million dollars in the picture above was the expected jackpot for Powerball on 1/2/2016. Just think about it, if I won the jackpot and brought home whatever cash after taxes, I could pay off all my debts and elevate my lifestyle. How nice would that be!

根據新聞內容,12/30/2015累積獎金的中獎機率 是1比292,201,338,比被閃電打中的機會還低三倍!*1
According to the online news, the odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot on 12/30/2015 were 1 in 292,201,338.” It’s a three-time lower chance than getting hit by lightning. *1

時機壞壞,正職工作收入穩定,想大富可能性卻不高。開發額外的賺錢路徑,供孩子選擇更好的學校、對關注的社福團體多幫些、或偶爾帶全家打牙祭或出遊,才是生財有道。
The economy is weak. Though a full time job provides steady income, one can hardly get rich from it. To provide better choices for your children when they go to college, to sponsor nonprofit groups you care, or to take the family out dining or travelling, you would need to generate some extra income. In the right way!

光明正大做副業,讓生活更有品質,但是要怎樣做,才不會淪為錢奴呢?
There is nothing wrong to have a part-time job and a better quality life. But what to do and how to do it in order not to make yourself a slave of money?

首先要說清楚的是,任何工作都是鍛煉能力、積累經驗的方法,若副業經營有成,小豬銀行也能子孫滿堂啦。
First of all, any work you do can help you build skills and accumulate experience. If done well, your part-time job may even give your piggy bank lots of offspring.

找兼職,最常見的就是針對個人特質、興趣來發展,若是服務性質的工作,以下三類可考慮:
To start a potential part-time job, the most common direction is to follow your personal quality and interests. In the service field, below are three possible types:

1.面對面服務:若你喜歡與人交談,小有資金,就可考慮擺地攤、開小店這類兼職。
In Person service: if you enjoy talking with people and don’t mind investing a bit in stock, you can consider setting up a booth in a flea market or night market. Running a small store is another possibility.

2.縫隙市場的個人服務:若你喜歡狗又愛走路,專業溜狗人就是你的目標;若你喜歡逛街,對服飾搭配有獨到眼光,個人服裝造型師就是你的職稱。
Niche market service: If you love dogs and walking, why not get paid by combining these two and be a professional dogwalker? If you love shopping and have great tastes in matching clothing items and accessories, you might find the title “personal apparel stylist” charming.

3.網站架設服務:很多人想有自己的網站,卻在網路大海迷失方向,或被太多專有名詞嚇到縮手,若你在網路世界悠遊自如,會架設網站,就可替客戶量身打造,並依需求及複雜度來收費。
Website setup service: People want to have their own website. However, many lost their way in the internet, or got scared off by tons of cyber terms. If you’re good at creating themes and setup websites, this is your calling. You can build your customer a tailor-made site according to their needs with style. How much you charge depending on how complicate the site is.

不論你提供哪種服務,請記得,眼前的現金收益是短暫的。守信用、服務好,以誠待人,把兼職當事業,規劃長遠目標,誰知它會發展到哪兒呢!
No matter what service you offer, please keep in mind that immediate cash income is only a short term benefit. Deliver what you promise, provide more than “good” customer service, and treat your customer the way you’d like to be treated. Regard your part-time job as a career and plan its growth with a long term goal. Who knows where its course will lead you to?

*1參考資料:網路、58創業計謀網路
sources: the internet, http://big5.58cyjm.com (A Chinese website)

*2參考資料:被閃電打中的機率來自維基百科 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_strike the chance of an average person living in the US being struck by lightning in a given year is estimated at 1 in 960,000.

*3謝謝Cathy 12/30/2015建議主題生活化
Thanks Cathy for your suggestions on 12/30/2015.

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