The gig economy has been a motivating factor for the changes that is ongoing in the workforce as it provides workers with a flexible option of choosing their own hours and the ability to work outside the office arrangement. It is estimated that by 2025 a majority of workers will be working as part of the gig economy as they would be working as consultants or as freelance workers according to a study conducted by Randstand workplace. The author believes that for one to enter the gig economy that must be some challenges that must have to be breached and it is not as easy as it seems. One thing though that anyone desiring to enter it should note is that they should not allow the fear of failure to draw them back from doing the plunge. Instead they should reframe the fear and tell themselves that they are doing the right thing and that the move is an exciting one that would be profitable for them. An expert says that people who move will be more successful than those who remain where they are. One option for tech experts in the gig economy that can be lucrative is consulting. That is why the author offered 15 tips that would help them in the blog.
- Among the many incentives to becoming a solo-functioning consultant is the lure of ditching the office environment.
- Other intriguing perks include setting one’s own hours and pay rate.
- A key component to making your new solo status work is the hiring of a well-qualified accountant to oversee your funds.
“However, entering the gig economy can be more difficult than some might think. “Don’t let the fear of failure hold you hostage,” said Elaine Biech, author of The New Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond, in a press email.”