Timing and the #GigEconomy

People are often surprised when they discover the millions of people who choose to work independently in the #GigEconomy.  Various studies show that their motivation is the desire for flexibility; some want to be their own boss, or more specifically, avoid having any...

Mortgages and the #Gig Economy

Getting a mortgage is one of the challenges for independent workers in the #GigEconomy. Lenders typically qualify loan applicants based on employment income as reported on a W2.  There could be significant other income reported on 1099s, but that seldom seemed...

California’s New Ruling on the #GigEconomy

The April 30th opinion handed down by the California Supreme Court about worker classification has been described as a “seismic shift” which could cause “the end of the Gig Economy.” Those latter dire predictions suggest that the curtain is coming down on what has...

Pricing – More of an Art than a Science

There was a great article in Medium today advocating that all freelancers adopt rush fees.  The idea is that urgent projects require special attention that may shuffle the priorities of your existing workload.  So between the extra hours and other client...

Baseball and the Gig Economy

Baseball is back in season, even though Opening Day is not until Tuesday in San Francisco. (Go Giants!) Nevertheless, as America’s past time gears up,  I thought it was appropriate to reprise this post from 2017. The freelance world does not know how much it...

Lessons in Scale for the Gig Economy

Masters of Scale, the podcast run by Reid Hoffman of Greylock Ventures and founder of several companies including LinkedIn, is one of my favorites podcasts to listen to as I walk my dog. On a recent show, he focused on the “10 Commandments of Start-up Success.” Not all of them apply to independent growing their businesses in the gig economy, but some do.  So I thought I would share them with a special spin for the freelance world.

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