How workers can celebrate increased earnings during Mardi Gras in New Orleans

New Orleans residents know that there’s no party like a Mardi Gras party!

But as more than a million people arrive in the Big Easy, businesses need extra hands to staff hotels, restaurants, and other local hot spots.

Cue local workers, who can take advantage of this busy time in the city and utilize flexible work to fatten their wallets ahead of Fat Tuesday. Utilizing flexible work also allows you to build the schedule you want so you’re not missing all of the festivities with your family and friends. 

The average hourly pay rate on the Instawork platform in the New Orleans metro area is $16.96 per hour – well over double the state’s minimum wage of just $7.25. 

Visit or download the app to learn more.

Main event or side hustle - earn how you want

More than 32,000 people in New Orleans have already downloaded the Instawork app and are working to staff business locations across the metro area.

Hourly workers who are ready to become an Instawork Pro can easily download the app, create a profile, find a shift that matches their skills and interests, and start working in as little as 24 hours. Pros can find shifts in hospitality, retail, and warehouse/logistics.

Hourly professionals using Instawork experience: 

  • Work flexibility: build schedules around personal lives and income goals
  • Financial stability - view shift earnings before you work
  • Unlimited income potential: work as little or as much as you want
  • Get paid quickly: ability to get paid the same day with Instapay
  • Unique and exciting work opportunities

The most common roles for Instawork in New Orleans include general labor and food service workers, but many other kinds of work are available including shifts in event serving and retail.

While many Instawork Pros enjoy grabbing shifts to make extra cash, some use the platform as their full time job.  

Take Audrey, a New Orleans resident who is currently using Instawork


as a busy mom of two children. She’s now gotten her husband on board too and they’ve found that flexible work is the perfect solution to juggling childcare and paying the bills. 

She told us, “It started out for me as a side hustle when I was looking at shift work. Now it's become our main source of income through what I'm doing.”

Businesses can find quality Pros quickly

High quality, reliable Instawork Pros are matched with businesses, Instawork Partners, to fill available shifts and deliver valuable services. 

The Instawork platform uses over 30 data points to best match Pros with businesses that need their skills and experience. We also encourage both hourly workers and businesses to rate each other on a five-star scale after each shift to help match future shifts with those who are best qualified. 

Businesses that rely on Instawork Pros range from nationally-recognized hotels and restaurant groups to some of the city’s favorite local hot spots. Instawork is also proud to staff over half of the baseball and football stadiums across the country. You can even travel to another city to work if your favorite team isn’t local! 

Businesses using Instawork experience:

  • Quick access to qualified workers in their community
  • Improved operational efficiency with quality and reliable staffing
  • Increased customer loyalty due happier staff and better experiences
  • Time saved on administrative tasks, returning focus to other top priorities

If you’re interested in learning how Instawork can help staff your business, complete the form below. Hourly workers looking to build a flexible work schedule can visit or download the app to learn more.