The United States — really, the world — is full of people working multiple gigs. And the gig economy is so big that some companies are capitalizing on that growth. Verifly is one of those companies.
Verifly launched in 2016 as “an insurance provider for drone pilots,” TechCrunch reported. However, just recently, the company expanded its services to include almost any type of part-time or contract work.
“Anyone from photographers and DJs to magicians and clowns—along with the legions of part-time handymen and women out there—can get insured for at least $1 million for just $5 per-hour, per-job,” TechCrunch reported.
“Verifly says per-hour prices decrease if a customer buys a longer policy or extends their policy, and costs can change depending on what work a customer does, the limit that customer sets and whether there are any additional coverage terms that are added.”
Models in the gig economy
Sometimes a model has to work more than one job to comfortably live.
We had the opportunity to interview Adora Bell, cam performer, model and side-gig aficionado, about how she balances and maintains all her jobs.
YNOT Cam: How do you maintain work hours with all your jobs?
Adora Bell: At first it was hard to decide how much I should cam when I got my part-time salon job, but once I wrote out a schedule and set a goal, it made it easier. It’s easy to over-work yourself, so I make sure I always have at least one day off a week. If I want to push myself, I’ll work after my salon job, but only on the half-day. It’s really important to set aside alone time when you have two jobs.
Can you tell us about *all* the work you do, both within and outside the industry?
In the adult field, I cam on Chaturbate, make videos and photosets and use Snapchat for a lot of my everyday interactions. I also let followers know about upcoming events.
For my “vanilla” job, I work at a salon as a stylist and receptionist. When cam got slow for a few months, I knew I needed more income and should use my cosmology license to at least sharpen those skills.
Do you use apps that help track all the work?
Not really for my everyday things, but I do use a calendar for Snapchat takeovers, content creating parties and special occasion work. Also, Chaturbate—in the payout section—tells you how much you cashed out each day, so I can see when I worked and the most profitable days.
— Adora Bell (@Adora_Belly) June 21, 2018
How important are these gigs to personal, overall income? Do you recommend doing this to help make ends meet?
They’re very important to my overall income! If I could only do sex work, I would, but it wasn’t covering everything I needed it to, so that’s the main reason I got the side job. I would suggest getting a side gig to models who are really struggling to keep their income where they need it or if they have a skill they could use more practice in.
Sex work makes me happy and feel satisfied with my life, but working at the salon makes me feel more secure financially and like I didn’t waste money going to school for that, which feels pretty damn good!
Do you have any advice for other models who are working multiple gigs?
My advice for other models working two jobs (or thinking about it) would be to push yourself, but not too hard. Sometimes I want to work everyday. Sometimes I don’t. It’s all about finding balance.
Finding balance is a hard task—and that balance is different for everybody—but it’s important to find. My “balance” is one or two days off. More than that many days off and I feel like a useless slob wasting away. But if I work everyday, I feel suffocated and frazzled.
Work all the time if that really makes you happy, but if you’re not able to breathe, what is it worth doing all that work, ya know?