The diversity of gig worker jobs is enormous – ranging from side hustling a few hours a week to a full-time independent contracting career. Even retirees are seeking part-time and full-time jobs to continue working.
What Is a Gig Worker?
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “gig workers are independent contractors or freelancers who typically do short-term work for multiple clients. The work may be project-based, hourly or part-time, and can either be an ongoing contract or a temporary position.”
If driving people around isn’t your thing, how about delivering food or packages? There is no shortage of apps that cater to delivery services. Some examples include DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats, Amazon Flex, Instacart, and Grubhub.
Fiverr is an online freelancing gig platform that allows you to advertise almost any service you can think of, ranging from web design to creating crazy cat videos (yes, people pay money for that).
If you’re looking to make money in your local neighborhood, TaskRabbit is a great way to do it.
On TaskRabbit’s platform, you can get paid for all kinds of hands-on tasks like mowing lawns, running errands, or assembling furniture.
Care.com is a platform that pairs you with people looking for child care, pet care, housekeeping, or even tutoring. By offering your services on Care.com, you can easily find jobs that pay well without doing your advertising.
Are you looking for a way to earn extra cash without trading your time for money? Airbnb is another gig economy “job” of sorts, but it allows you to rent out your space instead of your time and effort.