There’s a burgeoning workforce trend that is expected to take over all industries in the coming year. The gig economy sounds like a new thing, but it’s actually been around since the beginning of time; it’s just these days that more and more employers are seeing the benefits of it.
Even if you aren’t familiar with the term, for sure you have encountered a lot of people who are part of the gig economy. If you’ve ever ridden an Uber before or had a project commissioned from an individual, then you’ve met people working under the gig economy.
Gig economy simply means a type of labor model that has employees hiring freelance or contractual workers rather than hiring regular employees. The ride-sharing company Uber is an example of a company hiring freelancers. Their drivers are not technically employees of Uber but are just freelancers who drive passengers whenever they feel like working.
There are downsides to being a freelancer....