SideHusl.com’s latest review round uncovers options for entertainers, marketers, and people looking to participate in mock jury and legal focus groups. And there is no clinker in the group. In fact, these new options for entertainers and more are at the top of their respective categories.
What makes this choice so attractive? The answer is slightly different for each, but the bottom line is to be profitable and freelancer friendly overall. To be sure, some have geographic constraints. But neither has a problematic term or a red flag. The choice?
StageRush is a young website that aims to help entertainers promote their acts. This site allows entertainers to post profiles, photos, and videos of bands and their performances. It also easily connects to social media accounts, merchandise sales, and any event where you’ve already performed. Site visitors can hire you through the site or send you “tips”. You can also link your calendar to show when you are and when you are not. Better yet, unlike competing entertainment booking sites, the fees charged to performers are fairly modest.
In particular, most new players go to the site’s basic plan, which costs nothing to list. However, if you book a show, you will pay a 12% commission to the site for its marketing and collection services.
The only negative about this site is that it is new, and most of the acts listed are in Pennsylvania where the site is founded. That said, with no fee to register, there is no reason not to register. But it may take some time to get the notification.
Mayple connects marketing experts with companies that need them. There are no specific age or education requirements. However, marketing experts are expected to have two years or more experience in their particular niche—namely SEO marketing, email marketing, social media—and will need to provide detailed details of any marketing work they have done in the past to measure its success. .
Freelancers are matched against companies based on an algorithm that takes into account 25 factors. They also go through an interview and proposal process with potential clients.
Most projects are based on package rates ranging from $1,800 to $6,000. Freelancers earn 70%, so a typical job would net freelancers $1,260 to $4,200.
Freelancers and clients can also negotiate their own deals, when the set packages don’t fit. A Mayple spokesperson said freelancers typically earn between $50 and $200 per hour, depending on their level of experience and the complexity of the work assigned.
LegalFocusGroup is a mock jury/young legal focus group company that completes all its sessions online via Zoom. The brainchild of an attorney and MBA candidate, this site connects prospective jurors from across the US to help lawyers evaluate whether a case is ready for trial. In some cases, a mock jury will help lawyers see that the case still needs work or is best resolved without litigation.
With trials restarting after a long COVID-related shutdown, LegalFocusGroup co-founder Caswell Prewitt said the site is seeing a rapid increase in demand as courts seek to tackle the record stack. However, as with other mock jury sites, prospective jurors should only expect to work here occasionally.
There are some special requirements to register. However, attorneys requesting mock jury and legal focus groups can impose restrictions on any occupation. Given the local nature of trials, the most common restrictions are regional. If you are interested in mock jury work, also consider applying to eJury and OnlineVerdict.
Kristof is the editor of SideHusl.com, an independent website that reviews money-making opportunities in the gig economy.