1. Gig Economy
While the gig economy promises to free workers from the traditional, drab 9-to-5 work environment, the reality is quite different. Many contractors employed in gig economy–type jobs lack health care and retirement benefits, are at the mercy of their employers’ scheduling needs, and — despite being promised so much freedom — find themselves little more than glorified service workers.
Today I’m going to do something I’ve never done before.
I’m going to teach you one of the best skills I know for making money on Upwork.
It’s fun, it’s not complicated, and anyone can learn it in less than an hour.
I’m surprised more people don’t talk about it.
Not to mention that it won’t cost you a dime to learn it.
Actually, you’ll basically get paid to learn it. Because you can take what you learn and go out and make $150 or more on Upwork in a couple of hours.
Then you can rinse and repeat as many times as you like.
I’ve never written about this publicly before. But I have taught some people how to do it behind the scenes.
You can do it too.
Today’s workforces are designed for speed and flexibility. To achieve these goals, organizations are using more part-time, project-based freelancers to supplement their internal staff. Our research at the Agile Talent Collaborative reinforces findings from Accenture and other consulting and research firms: the use of freelancers — or agile talents as we call them — is growing, and for reasons that go well beyond cost efficiency. According to executives surveyed by the Collaborative, access to difficult-to-find technical or functional expertise, speed, flexibility, and innovation are the top five drivers of using talent outside your organization.
4. Freelancing Pro 'Tings'
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