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Qworking 101

Posted by Raefah Ab Rahman on Feb 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Why we do what we do, & why you should too


If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you found the article on our social media pages or on a Qworker’s page. Before we go into it, let’s start with the basics- Qwork is pronounced like ‘twerk’, just with a ‘q’ (pronounced like a ‘k’) instead of a ‘t’ in front.


Less confused now? Let’s keep going.


Here at Qwork, we believe that what we do isn’t just a job- it’s a way of life. Qwork, simply put, is quick work. We are a platform that connects people with short-term, part-time jobs, also known as gigs. For instance, a chef could sign himself up under Qwork. When a job that requires him to cook for an event comes about, or work that allows him to cook once a week for a month is made available, he will be notified and hence, will have work to do at that time. It’s that simple!


You may be wondering, shouldn’t the guy just get a full-time job at a restaurant or something? A full-time job may be the safest and simplest source of steady income for some, but in this day and age it is no longer that simple. With the cost of living going up along with the many commitments that a typical millennial holds on to, the 9-to-5 just isn’t enough anymore.


That’s where gigs come in. A young person could finish work at 5pm and do a short driving job at night. They could also host people in the spare room of their houses during the weekend. If that sounds familiar, that’s because famous apps like Grab and Airbnb, which is what is described here, are also considered gigs! They too allow people like you and me to work ad hoc; when it’s needed, for a short amount of time, for a substantial amount of money.


In fact, the gig economy has been making its rounds in various countries across the world. While we see drivers and delivery people in a certain light here in Malaysia, gigs have become a normal -and essential- part of life for many worldwide. No longer is a full-time job seen as a mark of intelligence or success; in fact, most successful young people these days always start off doing multiple odd jobs in order to finance the life of their dreams.


Millennials especially are able to benefit from gigs best as gigs often are worked into one’s schedule. Instead of dragging yourself out of bed in the morning after a long night, some gigs only begin later in the day, which give you the option of sleeping in. A person who needs a little bit more this month and a little less next month can also opt to do more or less gigs according to their schedule and needs. 


With Qwork making dozens of jobs easily known and available to workers who register on our platform, also known as Qworkers, it is easier than ever for young people to pick out what they want to do, when they want to do it, and how much they are able to earn in a month. Gigs are perfect for the millenial on the go, and Qwork provides the perfect platform for you to do it!


Besides basic jobs like driving and delivering food, Qwork also has gigs on sales, cooking, services and many more! The best part about a gig is that minimal to no experience is required for it, beside the basics of having proper etiquette and the necessary jabs if food handling is required. For the most part, anyone from any background, with any qualification, can qualify to be a Qworker.


Are you ready to get started on your adventure with Qwork? Here are a few steps on how you can join the dozens of Qworkers that have already begun gigging with us!


  • Throw negative mindsets out the window
    Before you make the next step, it is important to start with the right frame of mind. It is essential that you remember that gigs are not a bad thing! Many think that gigs are for the poor, for the uneducated and for those looking for lazy work. None of this is true in the slightest, and it is key to understand the reality of it.


Here is the truth: gigs help you live sustainably, are a means of making honest income from honest work, and are a way to supplement your lifestyle in a meaningful and worthwhile way. There is nothing to lose by diving into Qwork!


  • Register with Qwork
    Head over to our website (if you aren’t here already) and fill up the online form where you can give us important information that will help us pick out the most suitable gigs for you. You have our word that we do not sell your information to third parties or use it for any other way except to help you get a gig, and to help your employer know who you are (and also to pay you)!


If you’re stuck, ask questions! Drop us a line on our social media, phone line or email and we will be more than happy to help you figure out what you need to join our ever growing family. It is fast, free and a decision that you will not regret.


  • Wait!

Based on the information that you give to us, we will reach out to you either personally, through group chats or via email when a gig that suits your needs comes our way. As gigs are seasonal, do be patient as we sieve through the many companies and gigs under our wing to give you only the best and most appropriate jobs according to what you are able to do.


If you are available for a gig, great! We will continue to talk to you personally until the day of the job, where our staff will be present when you head to your gig to ensure that you are safe and treated fairly. Our staff also takes your sign in and sign out times so that they can make sure you get paid well without delay.


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