How To Work In The Gig Economy
Traditional employment has changed as a result of the gig economy.
The gig economy consists of workers in freelancing, doing remote work, contractors, delivery drivers and all additional opportunities where individuals are paid by task or project.
Traditionally employed people have traditionally been offered a permanent job with benefits that includes medical aid among other benefits; however this is changing in today’s society where many companies offer flexible schedules to accommodate an individual’s lifestyle needs while still maintaining full-time hours on average.
This can be seen through companies like Uber which offers its employees flexibility in scheduling so they can pursue other projects outside of their typical day-to-day tasks within the company.
These tasks can include anything from consulting to driving someone around town using Uber. However these projects vary widely in terms of their content so there is no one type that defines this term but rather each individual’s idea of what they want to do with their time while working remotely or independently.
How To Get A Gig Economy Job
- Join online platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr.
- Keep your CV updated and portfolio.
- Network. Build a network of people that you can communicate with and offer your services to.
- Constantly work at acquiring new opportunities – don’t stagnate for too long.
This new way of working is changing how people define themselves in relation to their profession; it allows them more freedom than ever before while still being able to earn a living wage.
It’s also creating opportunities for those with great skill-sets that might not have been considered traditionally employable previously because they’re too specialized or niche-oriented.