Peter Daisyme June 17, 2020 The gig economy is in high gear. What was already a growing sector of the economy has been supercharged by the coronavirus pandemic. More and more employers are wondering what the gig economy’s future looks like. They see it scaling, but they also see gig workers struggling with challenges like … Continue reading 7 Hotspots of the Gig Economy
Daglar Cizmeci — May 20, 2020 For all the uncertainty that Coronavirus has caused worldwide, there’s one thing that we can be sure of: remote work is booming. The rise of working from home (WFH) is logical considering global lockdowns and the necessity of self-isolation, but it’s still impressive to see how swiftly workers and … Continue reading Remote Momentum: Has COVID Caused a Gig Economy Boom?
Choncé Maddox — May 20, 2020 The feast or famine aspect of freelancing doesn’t sit well with most people. Sometimes it can seem like a ton of work is coming in. Other times, it can be stressful as you struggle to just break even for the month. Getting consistent gigs as a freelancer can seem … Continue reading How to Land Consistent Gigs as a Freelancer
Chris Christoff — January 6, 2020 In recent years, freelance writing has taken off and become a fruitful career for many. As more people gravitate towards working from home and being their own boss, freelancing gains popularity. In the U.S. alone, there are 57 million freelancers and 51 percent say they wouldn’t return to a … Continue reading How to Land Your First Freelance Writing Gig in 2020
Brian Wallace — November 19, 2019 Follow @nowsourcing The gig economy is at its peak with no plans of slowing down. By 2021, gig workers – freelance, independent, and contract workers – will outnumber traditional employees. Contrary to popular belief, gig work has been available for over 100 years, although today’s gig economy has taken … Continue reading The History and Future of the Gig Economy [Infographic]
Brian Wallace — August 28, 2019 Follow @nowsourcing — August 28, 2019 Since the Great Recession, gig jobs have been celebrated as the economy of the future – but after a decade, are U.S. workers still making a profit on gig jobs? Many of the biggest gig startups were created because of the Great Recession … Continue reading Is the Gig Economy Over? [Infographic]
Karl Sakas — March 20, 2019 Follow @KarlSakas — March 20, 2019 Here’s a simple workflow for handling urgent “work faster” rush requests from your agency’s clients! What if one of your clients wants you to work faster than usual? They should pay a 20-100% “rush fee” or other convenience surcharge—but what are the steps … Continue reading Clients in a Hurry? Use This Rush Workflow Framework to Get Paid!
Connor Gillivan — March 14, 2019 Follow @ConnorGillivan — March 14, 2019 StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay The gig economy is the future of work. Freelancing is taking over in a big way, presenting businesses with a range of opportunities. No business wants to miss out on what this epic shift has to offer. (1) It Is … Continue reading 5 Facts About the Gig / Freelance Economy Entrepreneurs Should Know
Mike McMillan — February 19, 2019 — February 19, 2019 Most big businesses today are heavily invested in digital technology. Senior Vice President Tom Goodwin, Havas Media, aptly describes the direction big businesses are moving towards: Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, … Continue reading The Gig Economy and Entrepreneurship
James Lang — October 8, 2018 — October 8, 2018 Entrepreneurship is a powerful economic engine for the United States and the global economy. And it’s popular. According to the 2016 census, nearly 90% of employers in the United States were small firms with fewer than 20 employees. These startups and small businesses find ways … Continue reading The 1099 Gig Economy Poses a Threat to Ill-Informed Entrepeneurs