What is the “gig economy” anyway?

Let’s start with the most basic definition: outsourcing.

Although “outsourcing” has been kind of a dirty word since the early 2000s, when done right, it’s a lucrative business move. With the emergence and rapid adaptation of the internet, more and more people are taking their skills online. According to an  article  published in The Guardian, over 16 million people comprise the gig economy.

Here are 6 ways in which the growing gig economy is actually a boon to businesses:

Get High Quality Work 

The gig economy means that businesses have access to a larger talent base. Therefore, it is easier to find and hire someone else who may have more knowledge about an issue that you and your team may not. 

Tackle Small Tasks First 

Tackling smaller tasks can be very time consuming, but the gig economy makes it easier to find workers. Thus, while these workers manage minor tasks for you, you can focus on other things.

Large Tasks Become Easier Too 

By utilizing the gig economy, you can also tackle the larger, more important tasks within your business with ease. With a few extra pairs of hands managing the nuts and bolts, you have the time and energy to run your business. 

Skip the Interview 

The gig economy is vast, and workers are plenty. As a result, finding the perfect person for any given task is easy. You don’t have to call, email or make appointments. Rather, you just go online and look for individuals with optimal reviews and portfolios that match your needs.

Flexibility 

The gig economy has a growing workforce all over the world. So, when you find that your business needs a task completed by a certain time, there is always someone available. Thanks to the Internet, you can now meet all of your deadlines– even the unreasonable ones.

Find Different Services

You don’t need to worry about where to look for potential hires. Instead, outsourcing companies are ready to provide you with the services that you need.

For example, VEPAA offers businesses a team of expert virtual assistants trained in administration, bookkeeping, sales support, and more. 

 

Do you think that using the gig economy can make it easier for you to meet your goals?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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