The gig economy has been around for a while, but recently it has been getting a lot of attention. There are many arguments for why gig work is the best thing ever, but there are also some arguments against it. So, let’s debunk four common myths about living the #giglife:
- Gig Work Is Only for Millennials
- Gig Work Is One-Time Work
- Gig Work Has Odd Schedules
- Gig Work Is Unfulfilling
Myth #1: Gig Work Is Only for Millennials
A lot of people think that gig work is only for millennials. But the truth is that gig work is a viable option for all generations! Gig work has been around since the early 1900s. Today, it can be a great way to make extra money on the side, or even as a full-time occupation.
Gig work is not just for millennials. It is for everyone who wants to take control of their career and live a flexible life. At Omni, we are a diverse community with people from all stages of life, who want flexibility for many different reasons!
Myth #2: Gig Work Is One-Time Work
A common misconception is that gig work is one-time work. In reality, gig work can be more than that. The term “gig” was first used by jazz musicians in the 1920’s as slang for “engagement.” Today, the term “gig” doesn’t only apply to musicians and performers, but to any independent contractor!
Some think that gig work is one-time work because most people assume that gig workers are freelancers who only get jobs once in a while. However, many people who do gig work aren’t freelancers at all! Independent contractors often do “gigs” full-time. Who wouldn’t want to set their own schedule, pick their own hours, and only work when needed or desired?
Myth #3: Gig Work Has Odd Schedules
The third myth is that gig work has irregular and odd schedules. This misconception may come from many people who have full-time jobs but also do gigs on the side.
However, this is not the case for all freelancers and contractors who can set their own hours and work from anywhere. At Omni, we have plenty of projects with different hours available. If you’re willing to commit & build your business, you’ll find gigs that fit your own schedule. Choose gig if you want the freedom to be your own boss and set your own schedule!
Myth #4: Gig Work is Unfulfilling
A common mistake is to believe that the gig economy is unfulfilling and unsatisfying. It’s true that gig work does not provide the same benefits as traditional employment, but it does offer other advantages.
In fact, many people who work on gigs are happier than those who don’t because they have more control over their lives and schedules. Gig work is not just a way to make a living. It gives people the opportunity to explore their talents and interests without being tied down to one career path.
Ready to get started in gig?
Gig work has been around for a while and it is not going anywhere. It is a flexible way to make money and get some interesting experiences in your life.
Join the gig life, where you can set your own hours and work from home. As a contractor at Omni Interactions, you get the freedom to work when you want and how you want. Our community of gig workers is open to all and provides support for those looking to join the #Omniverse.
If this sounds like something that’s up your alley, then let’s get started!