Side Hustle With These Event Staffing Gigs
If you’re looking for a respectable side-hustle to get some extra money in your pocket, you might want to look into Fusion Event Staffing. Fusion will hire people to perform various functions at events and you can apply quite easily through their website.
I did a Coke Event back in 2014. There was ALOT of paper work, and a lot of coordinating via email. But it was the last Fusion gig I did for 2 reasons:
- I didn’t need the extra money (actually, I still do need extra money, but this was a pretty laborious way to get it)
- I didn’t like the payment delay. It took about 3 weeks for them to send me a check for my service. I prefer Craig’s List gigs, because they pay on the spot.
But Here’s How This Side Hustle Works
First, you’ll need to put in an application through their website. If you’re accepted, then the ball will get rolling and you’ll receive e-mails about events in your area which will allow you to decide if you want to work there or not.
This makes for some pretty flexible hours even though you’ll technically be working as a standard W-2 employee with flexible hours instead of an independent contractor. There’s a wide variety of different roles you might be called upon to perform depending on your own skillset, making it a pretty good way to score some extra cash when you have the time for it.
What They Do
Fusion primarily hires people for events, but we don’t mean caterers or holding doors. You’ll be working as a “brand ambassador” for companies which use Fusion’s services, meaning you’ll be helping to spread awareness and generate leads for a wide variety of products and services.
You will need to submit a photo as well as your resume to them due to the nature of the work, so it’s probably easiest to do it if you already have a professional headshot around.
Essentially, instead of companies having to find and hire their own people to work conventions, trade shows, or streets they pay Fusion to take care of the staffing at these events and you could be one of the lucky ones who shows up to do the work. Since the hours are so flexible, you can definitely do it as a side gig.
They also offer some level of on-the-job training to the people working events for them which are designed to get you up to speed and eventually into higher positions in these events. It’s a pretty good deal, and you might even be able to leverage it into a decent job if you’re good at it.
Since you’re an actual employee of Fusion, despite the flexible hours, you’ll be paid as normal for your time which works out pretty well. Unlike a lot of side-gigs, you won’t have to worry about things like minimum payouts or getting paid less than the minimum wage in your area.
Your pay will depend on your experience and position within the company, just like it would working anywhere else.
Who Should Consider It
While nearly anyone can apply, you’re probably not going to be able to find much work if you live out in the sticks. To make the most of things, you’ll want to be somewhere there’s a lot of commercial activity. In other words, in a bigger city, or at least near one. Otherwise, you may find that there really just isn’t much for you to do.
Theoretically, you could leverage this into a career with Fusion, but even if you just want to make some extra bucks on the side it’s worth a shot to throw in an application.
If you have the right mentality to do these kinds of events and the right location, you just might have found the perfect side-gig. There’s a lot to be said for this kind of work, and unlike a lot of side hustles there’s a little bit of room for advancement, raises, and the other things you’d be likely to find as a normal employee. If you’re itching to make that sweet, side-hustle money then shoot out an application, it certainly won’t hurt and it might just end up being a fantastic choice.