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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Gig Economy (and How Freelancers Can Pivot)

It’s hard to see any area of work and life that has been left untouched by COVID-19. This unprecedented pandemic has impacted industries and businesses of all sizes, and that includes the gig economy. In March, media like The New York Times predicted the erosion of the gig economy. However, many months later, the reality...
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How the Gig Economy is Transforming Entrepreneurship

Think about the last time you trekked across town, ordered food or looked for a place to stay in a new city. The common thread linking all three experiences is that, chances are, you used an app that relies on workers in the gig economy. The gig economy isn’t just limited to the service and...
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Side Hustles E-Book with StartupNation Originals Video with Chris Guillebeau

StartupNation’s ultimate guide to side hustles offers key insights into everything you need to know to start a lucrative side business or freelance gig. Click HERE to download StartupNation’s FREE Side Hustles e-book! Download the FREE Side Hustles e-book to learn: 10 steps to start a side hustle (while working a full-time job) How to turn...
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
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Why Embracing Freelancers Could Be the Key to Success in the COVID-19 Era

The world as a whole is facing the most challenging time in recent history. The health and economic effects of COVID-19 caught most countries off guard. Mid-March and early April were extremely volatile, and the information on how the virus spread was oftentimes contradictory. We knew one thing for certain: staying home would save lives....
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Idea to Income: Your 27-Day Plan to Side Hustle Success

Author, speaker and entrepreneur, Chris Guillebeau, is the host of the Side Hustle School podcast and the author of several bestselling books, including "The $100 Startup" and "Born for This." In his book, "Side Hustle," Guillebeau teaches you how to get your side hustle idea out into the world and make a profit in less...
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3 Ways Technology Can Revive Your Recruiting and Hiring Strategy

Thankfully, gone are the days of employers sifting through stacks of paper resumes to find the best candidates out there. With just the click of a button, recruiters can search for candidates nationwide and narrow down the applicant pool to specific hiring qualifications. While finding candidates may be easier than ever before, today’s personnel have...
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How the Gig Economy is Redefining Entrepreneurship

Modern technology has had a disruptive impact on every aspect of our lives, and work is no exception. For the first time in history, we have the tools and resources to conduct our business from anywhere in the world. It has never been easier to become entrepreneurial. These days, practically anyone can develop a full-fledged...
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Inside Small Business: Survey Shows Startup Dreams Thriving

The second annual The UPS Store, Inc.’s “Inside Small Business Survey” is in, and the results confirm that dreams of owning a small business continue to be robust in 2019. This year’s survey demonstrates that more than 65 percent of Americans have dreamed of owning a small business, which is notably higher than many other...
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The Best Freelance Gigs and Side Hustles to Go After in 2019

Freelancing is becoming the new normal for American workers. Today, 40 percent of us use websites like Upwork and Guru to find gigs, which we perform as side hustles or as part of a larger freelance career. For those of us who have yet to dip our toes in the freelance waters, the concept of...
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Flexibility and the Gig Economy

The gig economy is no longer about getting paid for small tasks on the weekend in addition to your full-time job. Aspiring entrepreneurs are getting creative by starting businesses from these side gigs, and freelancing and contract workers are the future of the economy. By 2020, gig workers will comprise half of the workforce, and...
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How to Rebrand Your Startup: An Uber Case Study

Rebranding is tricky. For one thing, there’s no guarantee it’s going to work, and your rebranding attempts can have an unintended effect. Instead of creating a new image for your company, your rebrand can simply remind customers of your previous image (or faults). The basics of branding Before we talk about rebranding, let’s brush up...
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How the Gig Economy Makes Having a Side Hustle Easier Than Ever

As the demand for mobile continues to rise, so do consumers’ needs for quick and easy service. Enter: the gig economy and the handy apps like TaskRabbit and Uber that go along with it. Why everyone is on board The following infographic by Concordia University-Saint Paul looks at the who, what and why this new...
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How to Go From Side Hustle to Full-Time Freelancer in the Gig Economy

I can’t stand the word “hustle.” It gives me visions of a bloodshot-eyed, head-in-hands freelancer barely holding onto their dream of building an empire. Why do we see “hustling” as a good thing? Is becoming burnt out and exhausted the way of the future? Well, yes and no. It depends. When hustling becomes a label, you’re...
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Entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau’s Formula for Creating a Side Hustle in 27 Days

Author, speaker and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau is best known for his renowned books, "The $100 Startup" and "The Art of Non-Conformity." He is also an expert travel hacker, and host of the annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. In 2017, he embarked on a new project, Side Hustle School. His latest book, "Side Hustle: From Idea to Income...
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How to Successfully Juggle Freelance Gigs as a Full-Time Employee

According to a recent study from TSheets by QuickBooks, 21 million individuals in the United States already have side hustles that they plan to keep going in 2018 and beyond. Data collected by Intuit and Emergent Research reveals that the average gig economy worker spends 11 hours each week focusing on his or her hustle....
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Managing Taxes in the Gig Economy

The gig economy can be a wonderful way to supplement your income while you’re building a new business. One of the benefits of Uber, Lyft, Shipt, Instacart, Doordash, Postmates or the host of other independent contract platforms is that you can decide if and when you work. As an entrepreneur balancing a demanding schedule, the ability to set your...