True Lies about the Gig Economy Part 2

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

The Perfect Storm for the Gig Economy

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

Me and My Job? It’s Complicated.

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.

Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

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

New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

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

The Great Power Shift

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

Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report

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

Financial Planning for Gig Workers

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

Hottest Job Categories for 2021 According to LinkedIn

Each year, LinkedIn analyzes its massive member database to see what job roles are experiencing the most growth. The job site recently released the results of its research of growth between April and October 2020. The results are grouped into categories that will be expected to see high growth over the course of this year. … Continue reading Hottest Job Categories for 2021 According to LinkedIn

The Gig Economy Will Thrive in 2021

I admit, I was worried about the Gig Economy’s survival a year ago. California’s Gig Economy regulation (AB5) went into effect January 1, 2020. The law rewrote the rules about how Gig workers could be classified, and it was a bad idea from the start. For one thing, it applied only to workers in California—regardless … Continue reading The Gig Economy Will Thrive in 2021