Some very innovative companies are creating an economic boom right in front of our eyes, and lucrative opportunities are available for those who embrace them. Forbes, Wired and Bloomberg, among others, have dubbed this new economy -- the Gig Economy.
Our modern economy has been plagued by two trends recently--
- The current way people earn a living -- i.e. dedicating your life to a job that leaves you less than fulfilled, with the hopes of someday escaping the “worker-bee” grind via early retirement despite minimal savings -- is becoming an unfortunate reality for a growing number of people.
- Due to improved efficiency, start-ups and small businesses usually don't need to hire many full-time workers to reach their maximum growth potential (read: smaller supply of traditional full-time jobs), which keeps unemployment annoyingly high.
These new companies ushering in the Gig Economy are solving both of these problems by essentially making it easier to connect willing buyers to willing sellers in real-time. In turn, they improve our economy by helping small businesses grow more efficiently, and by providing people the opportunity to earn a living in a much more fulfilling, flexible and lucrative manner.Continue Reading...