Adventures in the Gig Economy

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Week 6: You’ve Gotta Keep Putting in the Time

Week 6 Gig Status Overview I’ve had another great week and finally landed my first long-term client! I am so excited to have finally linked up with a great client on Upwork that I anticipate having a long-term relationship with for Proofreading work. Now the goal becomes to continue to build up my client base and add a few more …

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8 Steps to Help You Move Forward if You’ve Lost Your Job

With American job loss spiraling towards levels that rival The Great Depression and unemployment claims peaking at a record 30 million for the past six weeks, a lot of people are left wondering, “what’s my next career move?”  If you’ve lost your job or your job status has changed due to recent events, it can be challenging to see past …

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Week 5: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Week 5 Gig Status Overview This week has been another great learning experience in the Gig Economy. I made more than $0, which is great, but it’s not much more. Finally, I’m feeling like I made a breakthrough in writing proposals and engaging clients on Upwork. I also made some strides and finished my first paid review for onlinebookclub, which …

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Week 2: Trying to Find a Groove

A quick personal note before we begin The past week has been incredibly emotional as I’ve grappled with somewhat of an identity crisis. I’m currently feeling in limbo between the person I was (teammate, leader, co-worker, earner) and the person I’m becoming (writer, freelancer, blogger). Sadly, neither of those people is feeling like me right now.  Change doesn’t happen overnight, …

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A Millennial’s Adventures in the Gig Economy

An Introduction to the Gig Economy It’s 2020, so most of you are likely familiar with or have at least heard of the Gig Economy. The Gig Economy is the labor market that consists of freelance and short-term jobs as opposed to traditional 9 to 5 full-time employees. Freelancing and independent contract work is a relatively new concept. But huge …

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