In the first part of our gig worker advice series we spoke with a Shiftgig Specialist who shared how “being your own brand” leads to success in the gig economy. In the second installment of this series we sat down with a Specialist who has been picking up hospitality and experiential marketing shifts since 2014. Because of her broad experience, she’s learned valuable tips she wants to share with other gig workers.
In the United States alone, there are four million gig workers with that number expected to grow to almost eight million by 2020. With its growing popularity, misnomers about working in the gig economy have emerged. Findings from our 2018 Profile of a Gig Worker report uncovered some new truths about being a gig worker. In fact, you might even be the perfect gig worker but you don’t even know it.
With the official start of summer last Thursday, many people want to get out and enjoy it as much as possible. Through gig work you can experience everything summer has to offer -- and get paid doing it. Below are five ways you can enjoy the summer and make money by finding a side hustle with Shiftgig.
At any restaurant, cooks are the backbone of the business. They’re in charge of many things: preparing quality food, maintaining the kitchen's pace, managing a team of diverse roles -- all things that ultimately have an effect on the rest of the staff including servers, bartenders and hosts.
According to the Harvard Business Review, proactively seeking advice is vital to developing leadership and decision-making skills. In this series we’ll talk to gig workers finding work using the Shiftgig app to hear what advice they have for other Specialists.
At Shiftgig, we’re invested in developing solutions that create a great experience for those looking to work when they want, where they want. In the next few months, you’ll see app enhancements that improve the Specialist experience. We recently made a few updates to better our communication with our Specialists, detailed below.
First impressions mean a lot. For many gig workers, making a good first impression means wearing the right uniform. In most cases, Shiftgig clients expect workers to arrive in the appropriate uniform ready to work. To help you find the right uniforms, we rounded up links to affordable pieces commonly required for Specialists finding work through Shiftgig.
After realizing the stress of being in charge was no longer what she wanted, Monique Ross decided to look into a different employment opportunity she kept hearing about: Shiftgig.
It might be hard to believe but according to an Intuit study, by 2020 more than 43% of the American workforce will be independent workers, freelancers, contractors and temporary employees. That means in less than three years, almost 7.6 million people will rely on non full-time jobs, with that number only expected to grow.