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15 Gig Economy Jobs To Fund Your Dream Business (FS308)

What are gig economy jobs? Can entrepreneurs cleverly utilize these opportunities to help them along their own journey? Can you find a gig that suits your needs or skills that can help supplement your dream business?

Spoiler alert: PROBABLY!

Today we are unpacking the exciting new world that is opening up for anybody interested; introducing the gig economy! This might be Uber or Lyft, Airbnb or Upwork, there are new services and platforms every day that you could be using to make a little extra money and boost your hustle.

In this episode, our focus is finding the right gig for your skills and needs in order to stay afloat while you keep your entrepreneurial dreams alive. There are many ways to skin this cat but the simplest might be to just use these gigs as a means to a financial end in the interim with your own business.

We talk about why these gigs are usually so much better than a day-job you hate, potential drawbacks of this marketplace, the paradox of the gig economy and more!

For this and a bunch of other great stuff, be sure to join us on the Fizzle Show today!

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • A new kind of opportunity. [0:06:50.2]
  • Considering options other than a dead-end job. [0:09:35.8]
  • The perceived negative sides of the gig economy. [0:13:18.3]
  • Freedom from testing and relieving the burden and pressure. [0:15:47.5]
  • Some driving and vehicle gigs besides the obvious ones. [0:20:35.1]
  • Staying open to ideas and niches within this job market. [0:28:56.6]
  • Omni, storage, innovation in rental space and the last wave of ownership. [0:39:15.8]
  • Airbnb, legalities and the evolving world of home rental. [0:41:50.6]
  • Walking dogs with Rover! [0:46:38.4]
  • TaskRabbit, Poshmark and everything in between. [0:49:10.2]
  • Feastly and the network for freelance chefs. [0:55:01.7]
  • The tech niche surrounding Upwork. [0:58:49.2]
  • Our picks for overlapping and useful usage of skills. [1:04:22.2] 
  • And much more!

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