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Old 07-13-2018, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by sreysrey View Post
when i did led, i was shocked to see i made $1000 a day! But that gig is seasonal so i'm looking for something similar.

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Old 07-13-2018, 01:36 PM
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by HudsonCoNJ View Post
I use Thumbtack to book photo booth and DJ gigs. The income helps a lot. But it's mostly a temporary side gig to pay for an expensive purchase that I would rather not finance.
What did you use to be successful on Thumbtack? I know our target demographics (I am a CPA) are different, but I always feel that the posts don't entail enough details to craft a compelling response where I could win out over possible low-ball bids.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by doodlemagic View Post
I've read a few articles recently that state that 30% of people are participating in the gig economy. I was curious how many of you guys are?

The gig economy could include things like Uber, Upwork, Task Rabbit, Fiverr etc. Now technically that is what the gig economy is, is being a part of a platform like that as opposed to running your own business, however I notice the media also seems to lump in freelancers working independently ie graphic designers, web desginers, some consultants, etc.

Curious how many of you participate? What you do? And how important the income is to you. Is it beer money or is it money you rely on?
I used to do Airbnb. It was money I relied on.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:03 PM
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A gig is a gig ie a side job. If you have enough of them, you can do that full-time. You can use apps and platforms to help you find gigs or do it yourself. The term "gig economy" doesn't change what a gig is. You will have more competition since you have to go find your own work. It's not exactly handed to you unless you use sites like Fiverr to outsource work you need done or you look for work on Fiverr. To save time I try to automate as many tasks as possible since I need time set aside to look for and line up jobs and/or do some marketing. If you sell on online marketplaces like Etsy and eBay, you can keep track of your sales and expense receipts with the Greenback app and it syncs to QuickBooks or Xero to help automate your accounting tasks too. I use Zapier too. If you are a creative and want to know more about how to automate your Etsy or Ebay sales and accounting go to: https://www.greenback.com/in/etsy or if you are a contractor see how to automate your Home Depot receipts to save time at https://www.greenback.com/blog/how-t...pot-receipts/2
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:09 AM
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No, but we hire a lot of people like this. Freelance videographers, motion graphics artists, VO artists, photographers, and other production personnel involved in filmmaking.
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Old Today, 04:18 PM
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I've been a contract tech writer since 2005. I had two gigs turn into full-time, benefitted jobs, but mostly it's been one short gig after another, most of which were a huge disappointment. Most of the time, you don't even know why your contract was ended. You get a phone call, after-hours or on a weekend, or asked to come to a meeting at 4:30 on a Friday, to find out you no longer work there. Sometimes the handwriting is on the wall; you notice you're not getting emails or phone calls anymore, you have nothing to do, and sometimes you realize later that it was there, you just didn't perceive it as such. Sometimes it's a budget thing, the department ran out of funds for your function.
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