Work in the time of the Gig Economy

Work in the time of the Gig Economy

Technology plays a huge role and has made it easier to participate in the gig economy.There are many digital platforms available like Field Engineer, Toptal, Upwork, Upcounsel

Employers tap into the human cloud to do mainstream work on projects or supplement their workforce by outsourcing certain projects to the human cloud. Freelancers or members of the human cloud work on multiple projects and earn from the comfort of their couch.

In the gig economy, the lines between personal and professional lives become increasingly blurred.”. For instance, Roy could do a creative writing job, do data entry for an online start-up, run some personal errands and end his day as an Uber driver. Depending on the time on hand, interest levels and ensuring there’s no conflict of interest many are using the opportunity to sell jewelry or teach in their spare time. According to a report by Staffing Industry Analysts (SA), this market segment generated between $25.6 billion and $28.6 billion globally over the past year.

While this sounds, wonderful, there are some downsides like not having the same income every month. I list a few pros and cons of work in the gig economy. In my opinion

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