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Guest Post by: Lucy Reed
The American Gig Economy
According to an ongoing research project between Intuit and Emergent Research, 34 percent of working men and women participate in the gig economy. This percentage is expected to jump up to 43 percent by the year 2020. Clearly, this part of America’s labor force is not going anywhere. There are many reasons people like working freelance. It eliminates the drama of office politics and the dread of Monday morning. Freelancers get to make their own hours and work without a supervisor breathing down their neck. Plus, it takes the kind of enterprising spirit this entire country was built on.
Are you interested in getting your start in the gig economy? It takes discipline and commitment, but with the right attitude it is within your grasp. Read on for tips on how to work on your time freelancing in the gig economy.
Tips for Starting a Successful Gig-Based Business
The gig economy gives people the freedom to work on their own schedules without the stress of office life and politics. However, freelancing takes a great deal of dedication and discipline to pull it off. If you are interested in getting your start in the gig economy, be sure to have the resources to start your business. Stay organized from the get-go and use the tools at your disposal. Create a cohesive brand clients can recognize and set up a home office where you can dedicate time to work. Saving for taxes and retirement is all on you when you are a freelancer, but you don’t have to be on your own when it comes to camaraderie and creative energy. There are various professional social groups for freelancers where they can benefit from community while maintaining independence.
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