Jobs like Uber, Amazon Flex, and other rideshare companies are a great way to earn additional income with the Gig Economy. So is renting out your place on sites like Airbnb. But did you know there is now an “Uber” or “Airbnb” for just about everything? As an independent contractor, you can dog sit, care for children and the elderly, or make deliveries. You can even find other driving jobs like Uber where you won’t have to worry about meeting strangers.
It’s easy to be swept up in the negative rhetoric around the gig economy. Too often “on demand” workers are framed by the media purely as a cost-cutting tactic for businesses. Somehow the professional experience and expertise of the humans behind the screen get left out of the conversation.