My name is Juan. John Bayardo to some, and Juanjohn to others! I have what I believe is a unique idea for our modern internet age. I am what some call a “Handyman”, although I prefer the term Tradesman!
This May I will load my Chevy Avalanche with all my tools and skills that I have acquired over the last forty years in the work force. I intend to hit the road starting here in my home state of Arizona, and travel to all fifty states, with only my smartphone/ internet to find work!
My goal is to prove a person, in our day, can earn some income with whatever skills or talents they possess. Assuming ,of course, they are willing and are able to work if they want or need to get paid! Just with the tap of a finger on their phone or computer!
I order to acomplish this tour, I will be primarily using Craigslist gigs section, and my Facebook connections as my only source of income for the next 6-8 months, unheard of just a few years ago, before the internet era became what it is now. The traditional methods of yesteryear, newspaper ads, employment agencies and help wanted signs are now quickly become obsolete, like the 8-track player and the landline phones.
Working since I was 14, at the neighborhood drug store, I have worn many hats in my adult life, from meatcutter to carpenter, realtor, bartender. mason, remodeler, window cleaner to waiter! I have done many different blue collar jobs like these, and many more. And now Im willing to do any job, big or small, that I can score, just to survive and move on until i complete my journey.
At 54, my body will eventually give in to "Father Time”, so now is the opportunity for me to take this challage so when I get back I can put this adventure to rest and transition in to my next, and hopefully last career as a writer.
I plan to also use this trip to visit friends and family, and sightsee along the way. And of course eat! There are many places in this beautiful country that I have always envisioned visiting since I was a young boy, growing up in Tucson. And now... I will be able to eat, work, and play across America! God willing!
I plan to blog frequently, in both English and Spanish of my travels, post pictures, videos and to share all the wonderful experiences I hope to encounter!
So I invite one and all to share with me in my attempt to accomplish my journey with “Gigsacrossamerica”!