I’ve been writing about – and making a living – doing gig work for over a decade, but I’m still learning about ways companies and skilled gig workers can collaborate. I’d never heard the term “fractional employee” until I came upon it in a great article by Scion Executive Search. The post positions fractional employment … Continue reading Fractional Employment: A New Model for Gig Work
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Remember that from your high school football coach, or your piano teacher, your personal trainer, or your dad? (The original is attributed to the great Vince Lombardi.) What if they’re all wrong? (Sorry, Vince.) What if quitting is your fastest path to success? By now, everyone’s talking about … Continue reading It’s Time to Quit.
If you want to know how to thrive in the Gig Economy, download my free e-book The Gig Worker Mindset. Learn the qualities that make gig workers – and traditional careerists – more successful. See my previous post True Lies about the Gig Economy part 1. I’ve written about the Gig Economy for years, in part … Continue reading True Lies about the Gig Economy Part 2
I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade and coached many workers on how to add gigs to their careers. It’s been exciting to watch people take control of their careers and financial security. I think we’ve hit the perfect storm for the Gig Economy, and a recent Forbes online interview with … Continue reading The Perfect Storm for the Gig Economy
I’ve been writing about ‘The Great Resignation,’ for a while, and now new research from TopResume, the world’s largest resume-writing service, proves that simply getting a paycheck doesn’t buy happiness. In honor of Valentine’s Day this year, TopResume asked 510 employed professionals, “What’s your relationship with your current job?” and today announced the results of its nationwide survey … Continue reading Me and My Job? It’s Complicated.
I’ve written before about what economists are calling “The Great Resignation.” A recent Wall Street Journal article says, “Employers are seeing a wave of sabbaticals, leaves of absence and job departures this year in what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” In July, 2.7% of U.S. workers left their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Continue reading Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was … Continue reading New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021
I wrote recently about The Great Resignation, or what I called The Big Quit. More than half of survey workers say they’re planning to leave their jobs over the next year. According to a recent WorkLife.com article, some of the resignations will be values-based. “For some workers, the pandemic precipitated a shift in priorities, encouraging … Continue reading The Great Power Shift
Online freelance platform Fiverr partnered with Rockbridge Associates for a fourth year to analyze over tax returns from annually compiled Non-Employer U.S. Census Bureau statistics to explore the size, growth and skills of freelance workers across the 30 largest metropolitan cities for independent knowledge-based work. These workers include anyone who receives a 1099 at the end of … Continue reading Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report
Gig workers usually have more autonomy and independence in when and how they work. That’s the good news. With independence comes volatility, in both workload and earnings. That means gig workers must be even more savvy that traditional workers when it comes to financial planning. So although the following is great advice for anyone in … Continue reading Financial Planning for Gig Workers