There are a lot of ways to get the job done when it comes to working. One of those is standard, traditional employment, but that’s not the only option. You can also take on work as a freelancer, temp worker, or one of the other types of independent gig workers.
Understanding what gig work is and what it offers, along with how it’s different from traditional employment, is an important part of being part of the development of independent workers in your area. Here are three major differences to acknowledge, when it comes to full-time vs. independent workers in the gig economy.
1. Gig Workers Are Usually Self-Employed
Independent workers aren’t employees, and they work for themselves. They might be temps, but they’re more often freelancers. If you want to get involved in gig work, you may want to think about starting up your own business so you can focus on developing a brand or creating a career. But you don’t have to do those things.
A lot of people who do gig work just focus on the work they’re doing and enjoy not having the employee-employer relationship that can come with a lot of rules