In the past, it seems like there was a stigma against holding several part-time jobs. It was considered a curse of the flaky; an unstable solution.
But these days, portfolio careers are on the rise. According to Quint Careers:
…you work multiple part-time jobs (including part-time employment, temporary jobs, freelancing, and self-employment) with different employers that when combined are the equivalent of a full-time position. Portfolio careers offer more flexibility, variety, and freedom, but also require organizational skills as well as risk tolerance.
I think I’m destined for a portfolio career. I love the thrill of piecing together ventures, ideas, and projects to satisfy my different interests. Luckily for me, my interests- while diverse- revolve around very similar themes. Ideally, I would love to expand GW Bites, run my portfolio-building seminars for women, continue work on Harmonized Living, and launch The Roman Empire (a promotion company) with my sister!
Anyone out there with a thriving portfolio career? What are the pros and cons (beyond the obvious ones)?
P.S. Here is a great article by Claire Adler that goes into depth on portfolio careers.