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

True Lies about the Gig Economy, Part One

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. I’ve been writing and speaking about the Gig Economy for over a decade,, and I’ve read hundreds of articles, studies and stories … Continue reading True Lies about the Gig Economy, Part One

Your Work. Your Life. Your Way.

What’s next in your career? Your life? Millions of people have been rethinking their lives and careers during this period of uncertainty. You’re not alone if you’re thinking about changing the way you work. I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade, and working in it for almost 30 years – alongside … Continue reading Your Work. Your Life. Your Way.

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

The Gig Economy Outpaced the Whole Economy in 2020

According to a recent infographic published by Wage, developer of a gig marketplace app, the gig economy grew by 33 percent, expanding 8.25 times faster than the U.S. economy as a whole in 2020. The stats below illustrate the overall size of the gig economy: 57.3 million people freelance in the U.S. It’s estimated that … Continue reading The Gig Economy Outpaced the Whole Economy in 2020

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

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

Gig Workers Understand Their Value and Value Their Freedom

Traditional employees and gig workers think very differently. Some of their thinking is hard-wired as part of their personality, but most of what they believe about work has been the result of years of conditioning. Here’s my favorite metaphor for traditional and gig workers.  (Courtesy: Aesop, circa 564 B.C.) There was once a Wolf who … Continue reading Gig Workers Understand Their Value and Value Their Freedom

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