May 14, 2021

Digging Into Gig Work With TextNow

Written by kevin-c

Tips & Tricks

Ah spring. That time when a young person's mind turns to thoughts of... summer jobs. Why, what did you think I was going to say?

In 2021, a summer job increasingly means gig work: driving for Uber or Lyft, delivering groceries for Instacart, or tutoring, or getting your crafting on with an Etsy store. Gig work is becoming a big part of working life these days.

Gig work has quite a few benefits for students who crave the flexibility to work when they want to, so they can maximize their time spent on other fun summer activities like Scrabble or or jumping rope. You know, those classic summertime pastimes for college and high school students. Why, what did you think I was going to say?

At TextNow we know a little bit about flexibility. And our flexibility can be put to work for you, as you put yourself to work. Here's how!

Get a dedicated phone number for you and your gig

TextNow gives you a real phone number that you can use to send and receive calls and texts from any number in the US and Canada. People don't have to be on the same platform or app or even network. You can service your customers no matter where they are.

Keep work and play separate

With a second number from TextNow, you'll know that incoming call is for your hustle, so you can answer with confidence.

Use a gig-specific voicemail

If you're trying to appear profesh, nothing says professional like a custom voicemail. A custom voicemail lets your potential customers know you mean business.

Get a local number

With TextNow, you can get a number in any area code in the US or Canada. With a local number, people will know you're part of their community, while still having the ability to reach way outside your area code. Call locally, but think globally!

TextNow is where you are

You don't only have access to your TextNow number on your smartphone, or even ONE smartphone. You can log into your TextNow account on your phone, online at, or through your desktop. All at the same time! Wherever you login, your messages and call history will be waiting.