Many people have an idealized vision of the world of freelance and gig workers. They picture you lounging on the couch, sleeping in late, working when you feel like. If you are a freelance IT specialist or project management pro, you know that image doesn’t even come close to the truth. If anything, those who… Continue reading What Is Competitive Intelligence? Why Do Gig Workers Need to Know?
In addition to IT specialists and tech support, artists are among the most likely to be gig workers. In fact, throughout history, you could say that artists have made up a contingent workforce. Today, professional visual artists work on commission or sell their creations through galleries, art shows or online platforms. There are some actors… Continue reading Who Is the Ultimate Gig Worker?
If you want to succeed as a gig worker, whether you are an IT specialist or a graphic designer, it is helpful to think of yourself as an entrepreneur. You need to stay motivated, set goals – financial or otherwise. How much do you need to pay your bills? What type of work would you… Continue reading WOOP It Up to Succeed as a Gig Worker
By Gregory Ferenstein, contractor with Tech4America, a San Francisco-based tech policy nonprofit. Former President Obama often referred to the “train and pray” trap of workforce education, in which people intensively bury themselves in books and hope that there’s a job waiting for them on the other side of a credential. In a new economic analysis,… Continue reading How the gig economy could help close the skills gap