Jungle Dreams and Staying in the Black
London is mega expensive. So how do I keep my head above water without a full-time job?
Following the dream
I’ve set aside 12 months to plan and film an expedition based documentary in the jungles of French Guiana. I knew that if I settled into a 9-5, I wouldn’t have the pressure to get it off the ground and my dream would slowly fade away.
So I’ve chosen the path of part-time work, giving me sufficient free time to work on my project.
To view a taster clip of Charles’ recent ground-breaking jungle expedition in Guyana, please click on the video below.
I was offered a great job this year, working as a tutor for a family every weekday evening.
To learn some more, vary my week and earn a little extra, I also took on some part-time work with a start-up tutoring company. This was a position advertised by our new friend Escape the City!
The jobs are enjoyable and give me enough funds to have fun and save.
Should I move in to a flat with friends, the rent would still be comfortably covered.
London is expensive, but there are numerous solid paying part-time jobs as a result.
If you really want your ideas to take off, sometimes you have to put the pressure on and ditch the full-time work. But poverty is not a necessary result!
Tutoring is a great source of income and fulfilling aswell. If you’ve got a degree and get on well with young people, this could be the part-time job for you. Enthusiasm and energy are needed rather than qualifications.
There are a number of tutoring companies in London you can apply to, here are just a few:
- Keystone Tutors (Esc’s preferred choice of tutoring agency!)
- The Tutors Group
- Bright Young Things
- Kensington & Chelsea Tutors
- Fleet Tutors
I’ve only mentioned my tactics, I hope it helps and inspires yours.