to screen for and complete the amount of studies you need to make a
living, you must be on top of things.
get into a study, you need to start looking for your next study.
screen for your next study midway through your 30 day washout
ideal circumstances, you should schedule your next study as close to
30 days from the completion of your last study.
less than 30 days.
there will be times when this won't work out.
you will have longer periods of time between studies than you want.
result in less studies for the year.
important to keep in mind that you will not always get into every
study you try out for.
be times when you are a backup and your not used.
be times when you just don't qualify for the study after screening
for whatever reason.
be holidays, family vacations and other factors that will limit your
schedule and ability to do studies.
You must be willing to travel when good studies are
not available at your preferred (local) clinic. This means
extra expenses (though tax deductible) and extra risk since you
don't get paid for screenings or extra for traveling. You may
hear about a screening today and have to catch the first flight out
tomorrow to make the screening. And sometimes you'll find out
the study has been cancelled enroute. These are the perils of
traveling but sometimes you may have no choice.
You must be able to deal with disappointment.
Occasionally, studies get postponed or even cancelled. Nothing
is guaranteed. One day your set to check into a study and the
next day your standing in line for a free Grand Slam at Denny's.
When your not doing a study, you should think about
working. Many people I know have jobs that allow them to knock
off for 2 or 3 weeks. Worst case you can work at day-labor
halls, scrounge jobs off craigslist or get work from temp agencies.
Bottom line is that you want to keep busy outside of studies,
otherwise you'll just spend money all day.