Thriving in the Gig Economy
December 7th, 2018
So, you want to go freelance. With it comes freedom, flexibility, and the chance to be your own boss. It also comes with hazards: there is little security or built-in benefits, a client can end a contract at any time, and without a team or company infrastructure it is entirely your responsibility to keep learning and improving in your field. Thriving in the Gig Economy by Adam Sinicki is a new book that explores just how a freelancer can best thrive in our modern digital nomadic world.
While there exist dozens upon dozens of articles, studies, and think pieces about the pros and cons of participating in the gig economy, Sinicki helps you figure out your own path and makes sure you have a full grasp of the smaller steps, like setting yourself up legally, using common tools and sites, and choosing your rates for your clients. Looking at the freelance lifestyle from afar can seem daunting, and Sinicki breaks each aspect of it down in digestible and realistic terms that anybody can grasp and get motivated by. He also acknowledges and explores the reality that online gigs need not replace your full-time ventures if you don’t want them to – it is all about your journey and parameters.
As 2019 rapidly approaches, more businesses are adopting telecommuting and short-term project employment, and emerging markets for freelancers in all fields are more ubiquitous than ever. Thriving in the Gig Economy has arrived at the perfect moment, and it will be your sidekick as you identify where your skills fit, how to market them, and how to flourish.
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