Since the pandemic hit about this time last year, more and more people are not only taking advantage of the Gig Economy, for many the gig economy is the ONLY way they have managed to earn an income to survive. Many jobs have been put on hold or have been straight up eliminated from the economy all-together, and people have had to get creative to find another way to earn an income.
What is the Gig Economy?
Think Uber, Door Dash, AirBnB, Task Rabbit, Lyft, Skip the Dishes, network marketing, etc. — How many of these services have you used before? These are all part of the Gig Economy.
The Gig Economy is an online economy that is allowing regular people, who may or may not have a professional education, to earn an income online from anywhere. They are businesses that anyone can start from home from their smartphone.
Many of these businesses are run through apps, like Uber and AirBnB, and some are product companies who, instead of spending their money on overhead for brick and mortar locations and on marketing, they pay fair commissions to people like myself to share information about their products with others. And when someone chooses to try the products, I get paid.
Why Do People Join the Gig Economy?
Some may do it to earn an extra $100-$500/month, and some may do it to replace their full time income and to make a living online from home or from anywhere with wifi. And then there are all sorts of other reasons in between.
For me personally, I looked for an online option a few years ago because of my severe boss allergy and my desire for independence and control over my own time and income. I wanted control of my schedule, I didn’t want to be told when I could eat my lunch, use the toilet, take time off, go for a walk, or be told how many days of vacation I was allowed to take. I didn’t like spending hours in the car everyday commuting to and from the office. And I REALLY didn’t like leaving my poor Roxidoo (my chocolate lab) home alone for 10-12 hours a day while I spent my days at a job that I no longer felt any passion for.
Projected Growth of the Gig Economy
The Gig Economy has become more popular for a variety of reasons, and, in a lot of cases, it has becoming NECESSARY.
Statistics are predicting that by 2027, 60% of the US workforce will be independent.
And the gross volume of the gig economy will grow to $455 billion by 2023 – that’s only 2 years away, and nearly double what it is now!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I see an opportunity in that, and want a piece of that pie!
My Experience in this Economy
I have done the AirBnB thing and it was amazing! Some months it helped us pay a good chunk of our mortgage payment! But the thing about AirBnB, especially during the pandemic, is that it can be very inconsistent income, depending on the location of your rental property.
For me, the answer came in the form of network marketing, and I’m so grateful that I have found a company that I love and am proud to partner with. They are innovative and forward thinking, not only with their award winning products, but also in their business model.
Having worked with a couple of other companies before this one, I can honestly say that I feel like I have gone from the sandbox to the boardroom with this business, and I’m here to stay.
I wanted to leave my corporate office job for all the reasons I listed above. I did it to own my time and create financial freedom. What I did not expect was that I would connect with a community that is kind, encouraging and uplifting. I have found my home.
Another statistic to throw out there: 85% of women have never been asked to take a look at a business opportunity like this one. That blows my mind!
So, with that in mind, I am committed to helping as many women as possible become financially independent through health and online business.
If you are one of the 85% who have never been asked if you’re open to some information, then let me be the first to invite you to take a look. This industry has completely changed my life, and I know it can change yours too! It’s time to take control of your future.