The pros and cons of the gig economy
The gig economy is great for creatives. However, one has to continuous learn and up the skills to stay fresh and competitive.
Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 55 million people in the U.S. are “gig workers,” which is more than 35% of the U.S. workforce. That number is projected to jump to 43% by 2020. Pros of the gig economy: it is great for creatives. However, you have to continuous learn and improve. Cons of the gig economy: No one will provide traditional benefits so you have to be crafty. It will take long time to build following and expertise range.