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The Economy of You by Kimberly Palmer

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APPENDIX

A

The Top Fifty Side-Gigs

THESE SIDE-GIGS WERE SELECTED AND RANKED BASED ON A MIXTURE of objective and subjective measures. I started by gathering all of the publicly available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on people who hold more than one job. The BLS puts out useful (and voluminous) information on hundreds of occupations and industries, including how much job holders work and, to some extent, their motivation for doing so. The Bureau's Occupational Outlook Handbook similarly contains details on job growth, descriptions, and training requirements across many fields.

Then, I examined reports from other sources, including Freelancer.com, Elance.com, and Payscale.com, all of which have access to the working habits of ...

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