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September 6, 2021

How To Find Work In The Gig Economy

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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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As a student or gig worker in London, it’s not always worth following the  tourists around the busy, expensive attractions. You’ve seen the London  Eye, you know about the London Dungeons and Madame Tussauds. Here  are some places in London to visit that aren’t quite on the main tourist  circuit, are often cheaper or free, and will make for a great student or  young person experience in the capital.  

Sky Garden - 20 Fenchurch Street  

At the top of the skyscraper on Fenchurch Street known as the Walkie  Talkie is a garden observatory with very hard to beat, immediate views of  the city and its rooftops. Just a short walk from Monument tube station,  the Sky Garden is free(!) seven days a week, though you have to book  tickets in advance. However, there is also a range of restaurants 35 floors  up the Walkie Talkie if you want to splash out.  

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Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill 

If you want some equally stunning but more natural views of London, take  a short trip up from beautiful Regent’s Park to Primrose Hill, which just on  the edge of Central London provides breathtaking views of the city. Go at  

sunset and enjoy the magical old lamp posts lighting up the park when it  gets dark.  

If you like that, go a little further north to Hampstead Heath, one of the  largest parks in London, that stands higher than Primrose Hill and is set  further back, so while not as immediate, provides an amazing wide  panorama of the capital.  

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Camden Lock 

Okay, it’s a little touristy, but Camden Lock and it’s market is worth a visit if  you haven’t been. Great street food, weird and wonderful stores popping  out everywhere, tattoo parlours, and yes, the Vagina Museum, are all on  offer. Plus you can take a boat ride on the pretty canal to get away from 

the crowds. And if you’re after a little music, just across the street is the  Electric Ballroom, or if you’re in the mood for some jazz, the famous Jazz  Cafe.  

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Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane  

While Borough Market is always a great foodie experience, Spitalfields  Market offers up great food, fashion and art in a historic location, plus you  can walk across the road and check out Brick Lane, enjoying the  incredible array of graffiti and street art, vintage shops and the best bagels  in town. There’s so much on offer round here that’s not too pricey, or has  the regular Central tourist crowds. If you need a drink after a day at the  market, head to the Breakfast Club in Spitalfields, and walk through a  fridge (yes) to the hidden speakeasy-style cocktail bar The Mayor of  Scaredy Cat Town.  

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Waterloo Vaults  

The Vaults are located under the railway tracks going in and out of  Waterloo station. For a while now, they’ve been used as an open space  for general creativity, boasting some of London’s best graffiti, art  installations and there is even the underground Vaults theatre that hosts  the Vaults festival, one of London’s best performing arts festivals. If that’s  not your thing, there’s a pub restaurant inside the Vaults serving up some  great grub and board games, so you can play Monopoly or Settlers of  Catan whilst having a burger and a pint.  

https://www.thevaults.london/

BFI Southbank / IMAX / Prince Charles Cinema  

Cinephile? There’s loads of cinemas in London, but like a lot of things in  the city, they’re usually overly expensive for what they are. If you’re under 

25 though, you can get £3 tickets to the BFI Southbank, the centre of  cinema in the UK showing everything from the latest blockbuster to 70mm  prints of Lawrence of Arabia, and offering live Q+As with the most  respected directors in the world. And if you’re after a matchless big screen  experience, head across the road to the BFI IMAX, boasting the biggest  screen in Europe. If you want something a bit more independent, skip past  the Vue cinema in Leicester Square down a side street to the Prince  Charles Cinema hiding behind it. Reportedly Tarantino’s favourite cinema,  it serves up new Oscar winners and old classics alike.  

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/

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Hackney and Dalston  

Hackney and Dalston, in north-east London, are a haven for hipsters, but  they offer up a lot more than that. Another area of London that provides  incredible and unique nightlife, Hackney and Dalston have some of the  city’s best bars and clubs. Historically a Turkish area and now a diverse  hub of culture, there’s some fantastic restaurants of all cuisines, and it  also doubles up as the best place to get a kebab and a haircut. There’s  also a phenomenal bustling arts scene. If you’ve not had your fill of arty  stuff, check out the stunning Rio Cinema, a truly independent stunning Art  Deco movie theatre and the Arcola, an Off-West End theatre at the  forefront of emerging theatre in the UK. 

https://riocinema.org.uk/

Fabric / Brixton Academy / Electric Brixton / Ministry of Sound 

Like a night out? London is known for some of the best nightlife in the  world. There’s also some pretty bad stuff, so don’t go anywhere. Ministry  of Sound in Elephant & Castle and Fabric in Farringdon are regularly cited  as two of the best nightclubs in the world. There’s also Brixton, a must-go  for people looking for a lively area with amazing nightlife, also offering  great street food and vintage shops. 

Need to find a job in London? Check out our article on How to Find a Gig  Job in London.

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