Welcome to The Gig Economist

The Gig Economist is a news portal about the latest trends in the gig economy, freelancing and self-employment. Here you will find information about job profiles, platforms, aspects of freelancing, useful tools, and how to keep yourself or your hired freelancers motivated. Meet other like-minded freelancers and clients through our community and get into the… Continue reading Welcome to The Gig Economist

The 3 Most Commonly Used Collaboration Tools for Clients & Freelancers

Keeping an open line of communication is key to getting the best results. It’s not easy working as a freelancer, or a client who is collaborating with many freelancers across the globe. Clients want to know what’s happening but freelancers also want to work on the project at hand instead of spending precious time updating… Continue reading The 3 Most Commonly Used Collaboration Tools for Clients & Freelancers

Coffee Break with Kate Kendall – Live Stream

Come and join the serial entrepreneur Kate Kendall and Larissa from The Gig Economist on their coffee break. They will talk about the importance of building a community, their shared passions for travelling, reading/writing and having a job that enables you to do good. About Kate Kendall: Kate’s journey began as a business journalist and… Continue reading Coffee Break with Kate Kendall – Live Stream

Should Tax Rates Be the Same For the Self-Employed In the Gig Economy and the Employed?

"The Gig Economy Could Cost the IRS Billions of Tax Dollars", screams a Fortune magazine headline. Across the Atlantic, the Guardian informs us that the “booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts” to the UK government. Stat after stat highlights the fact that the proportion of people employed in the gig… Continue reading Should Tax Rates Be the Same For the Self-Employed In the Gig Economy and the Employed?

Video Dictionary: Gig Economy

  Gig economy is the term used to describe the prevalence of hiring contractors, freelancers and workers on a temporary basis. The word gig refers to the music industry where musicians make a living by playing live performances at varying locations. Because the concept of an irregular income earned through constantly changing clients also applies… Continue reading Video Dictionary: Gig Economy

Toptal Review

Toptal is an American company that was founded in 2010. In 2015, it was ranked as the number one fastest growing talent marketplace in North America. In 2016, Toptal acquired Skillbridge, an online platform for elite business freelancers.  Toptal was specifically designed to provide freelance software engineers to clients. It is much more of a… Continue reading Toptal Review

The Secret To Keeping Freelancers Motivated And Happy On Your Project

For many businesses, the thought of hiring a freelancer to do a project is a little daunting. You’re essentially hiring someone, sight unseen, to complete an assignment for your company. The same goes for your freelancers, they barely know you, and depending on how you’ve set up the assignment and the type of assignment, they… Continue reading The Secret To Keeping Freelancers Motivated And Happy On Your Project

7 Ways To Find Freelance Jobs Online

The current economic crisis in the western world as well as global changes have placed a lot of people in financial difficulty. Even if finances and economic challenges are major contributing factors as to why many start to ‘gig’ rather than seek full-time employment, there are also other reasons. Working as a freelancer can prove… Continue reading 7 Ways To Find Freelance Jobs Online

PeoplePerHour Review

PeoplePerHour is a UK based company that was founded in 2007 by Xenios Thrasyvoulou. It is the leading marketplace for freelance talent in the UK, and in 2012, it was named by Wired UK as one of “Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups of 2012”. The platform offers clients a wide range of freelance specialities, divided into… Continue reading PeoplePerHour Review

The Gig Economy is a Good Thing. Can it Work for All?

Bethany sits on the park bench, her legs resting on the blue and grey backpack in front of her. Typing on the laptop that sits on her lap, she looks up once in a while at passersby as they hurry to whatever urgent thing awaits them at the end of their journey. She takes a… Continue reading The Gig Economy is a Good Thing. Can it Work for All?