How To Find Work In The Gig Economy
The gig economy is redefining what we know as conventional employment. This is a thriving industry with approximately 5 Million workers participating in the gig economy. One in ten adults in the UK is seeking gig opportunities on dedicated online platforms.
Some may consider the gig economy to be dubious work as it is temporary and can leave the employee in a disposition of uncertainty. But do not be discouraged this is a flourishing opportunity for independent and freelance workers.
If you are exploring these opportunities here are some ways you can speed up your chances of participating in the gig economy.
How To Find Gig Work
1. Networking with like-minded professionals
The increase of companies operating remotely presents the opportunity for freelancers to work from home and get involved with the gig economy. Reach out to your network of like-minded professionals for a virtual chat and coffee to discover if any remote jobs fit your expertise.
2. Online Marketplace and On-demand apps
As the world starts to reopen the demand for services that gig workers can provide are potentially on the rise. More people will try and go out leaving tasks such as painting a room unattended. Alongside that, the increased awareness of hygiene will potentially create a high demand for commercial and residential cleaners.
Consider using on-demand apps such as Jobsdiem that can match your skill set with part-time gigs, supporting you to thrive in a booming industry.
These kinds of part-time jobs are not just limited to those with specific technical skills. Elderly people are perhaps more cautious of going out and shopping due to COVID-19. You could provide a service by doing their shopping as an employee of instacart.
3. Utilise Your Transferable Skills
A fantastic way to find part-time jobs in the gig economy is by utilizing your transferable skills. Consider your range of expertise and the gigs you can apply them in. For example, do you have the gift of the gab? A good fit for you could be a remote customer service agent or a rideshare driver. Don’t limit yourself, use your superpower of being multi-talented and transfer your expertise into different gigs.
4. Refresh Your Online Profiles and Resumes
Your online profiles and resumes will exhibit your specialities. Take some time to refresh the information on your resume and online profile before seeking a gig job. Ensure that both encapsulate your expertise. For example, if you are a freelance graphic designer you will potentially be more appealing to a prospective employer if you showcase your designs visually on Instagram, Linkedin or your web page.
5. Maintaining A Routine
Maintaining a routine can be the key to staying motivated. As a Freelance or gig worker maintaining motivation can be a mission in itself. To combat fatigue and stay on track with your projects, create a to-do list for your tasks that week. By keeping on track of everything you can make informed decisions on increasing your workload or take a break and recharge.
Hopefully, you are well on your way to crushing it when finding work in the gig economy. Apply the tips above and remember to stay positive throughout your journey.
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