Maybe you already know these things but as a physician buying our first home 1.5 years ago I was completely in the dark about what options were available to me. Our savings was virtually nil since my wife’s income had paid for our years in med school, we had a new baby, and moved to a big city with a high cost of living for my 6 year residency. So yeah I was definitely on the hunt for the mortgage loan that gave me the most short-term gains so that we could get our family established in our new city.
We built flipMD to bring the gig economy to currently practicing physicians. However, in doing so, we have built something that most physicians do not have any prior context to orient themselves. Hence, this quick blog post. How do I stand out as a consultant on a marketplace like flipMD? Let’s chat.
Since starting flipMD and jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts, which to be honest has become a new hobby for me. After every hospital shift in the summer and fall, I would walk home (try to avoid public transportation during COVID) and tune into my favorite podcasts to learn what it means to be a startup founder. Podcasts are gold; succinct, informative, entertaining and perfect for a walk to and from the hospital. I thought it would be fun to share what I’m currently listening to.
Everyone has their own reason they need a side hustle. For me, I needed to make some extra cash to support my family. I was a PGY-2 fresh off my surgical intern year and went from an “80 hour” work week to 45 hours. I got half of my life back overnight. The only issue is, I needed to make more money just not work less. I turned to my MD and MPH degrees to find any job that would pay better than my hospital salary. I took jobs in data analysis, ghost writing, manuscript editing, meta-analysis, and many others and quickly created a reputation of getting jobs done quickly and completely. I went from charging $45/hr to $250/hr (as a PGY-2) in less than a year and made enough money to go on to build flipMD.
We are very excited to have you join the first and only physician gig economy ever created. As many of you may or may not know, physicians work pretty hard. We are trying to make it much easier to find interesting jobs outside the clinic, hospital, or operating room. Many physicians are looking to do something a little different, whether to make a little extra income to help pay off student loans or pay for a new vacation or simply to try something completely different.