On-demand work, such as Uber or AirBnB , is growing so fast that it’s steadily becoming a real alternative to working for an employer. You can set your own hours, work several different on-demand positions at the same time, and find work tailored to your specific niche.
A 2010 study performed by Intuit in conjunction with Emergence Research projects that 45% of Canada’s workforce will be made up of on-demand workers, such as freelancers and independent contractors, by the year 2020. As of 2017, there were already 41% of Canadians choosing the remote or on-demand work style. The study revealed that, of current on-demand workers, 63% choose self-employment to supplement their current income, while 46% do so to have more control over their work/life balance. Thanks to services that include Uber, Lyft, UpWork, and OneSpace, the on-demand business model is within reach for more people than ever before.
You can take part in the new gig economy, too, with some thoughtful planning and a bit of financial finesse. So, how should you begin?