The rise of the gig economy shows no signs of slowing down. More people are choosing to work for themselves, creating a full-time income or side hustle from sources that pay per task rather than a salary. The flexibility of controlling your own schedule, often working from home, makes the gig economy attractive for so many. Could it work for you too? Check out these 10 gig economy gigs.
With 1 billion active users in 2018, Instagram is the place to be to get noticed. Personal brands through to big business are vying for advertising space on the platform and want savvy Instagram marketers to help them stand out.
Love the ‘gram? Maybe you’ve got what it takes to be a successful freelance Instagram marketer. You’ll need to understand the platform and its ever-changing algorithms, build a brand voice with engaging content, report on performance metrics and manage paid campaigns, so for this we’d recommend a course in social media marketing.
Driving for Uber is one of the classic gig economy gigs almost anyone with a licence and a Uber worthy vehicle can do. Once you’ve made official Uber driver status, you pick up and drop off passengers in your local area. Work when you want, as much as you want.
If driving people around isn’t your thing, what about driving food around? Check out Uber Eats. You deliver meals all over the city and don’t even need a car, a bicycle or scooter will do just fine.
The popularity of video marketing has boomed across digital channels. As has the demand for people with the skills to make videos that convert, grab attention and are shareable. On the freelancing platform, Fivver Pro, video marketing is one of the highest-paying gigs for work that includes interviews, testimonials, documentaries, and demos.
You’ll need experience in creating videos for content marketing and excellent ability to manage people, time and deliverables.
Are you a fashionista with a sewing machine and gift for dressmaking? You might have found your place in the gig economy.
Peer-to-peer service platform, Airtasker, has categories dedicated to clothing services from simple alterations through to bridal dressmaking services. Work from home, when you want, doing something you love.
If you’re a chef looking for more flexible working arrangements, check out Chefs2go.This Aussie site offers some culinary gig economy options and looking for experienced chefs for freelance roles in Australia. Or, there’s Take A Chef, an international platform where chefs cook on a ‘gig’ basis for private dining events.
Artificial Intelligence Programmer
Change is the new constant and the tech space offer some of the best paying jobs in the gig economy. The world of artificial intelligence (AI) is a lucrative opportunity for programmers who are able to develop algorithms for machine-learning programs with programming languages including C++, Matlab, and Python.
As AI steadily infiltrates almost every single industry, the demand for programmers with these skills has skyrocketed. Check out platforms like Freelancer.com to land one of these in-demand gig economy gigs. Need to get touch up your skills first? Our range of programming courses should do the trick.
Public Relations Guru
Sites like CloudPeeps could spark your new career in freelance public relations.
Covering all PR communication affairs from corporate events to press releases, you can work on a gig basis for specific events and launches. Or foster an ongoing relationship with your freelance clients by developing promotional content or provide editorial content management services.
Drive A Mobile Billboard
How does turning your car into a billboard sound? Well, it’s one of the gig economy gigs that doesn’t require any experience….except driving!
Sydney start-up Wrappli is giving drivers the chance to earn extra cash each month by wrapping their cars in advertising with some of Australia’s leading brands. In 2018, more than 2600 drivers had signed up for some mobile billboard action and according to Wrappli can earn anywhere from $300 – $600 per month.
Look After Homes and Gardens
Care Australia membership-based service that connects families with experienced housekeepers, gardeners, babysitters, nannies, child care professionals. While it is a member site, no fee is involved for the gig seeker on the basic membership.
The site offers one-off jobs in addition to ongoing, flexible work although clients will specify hours required. A great option for anyone looking for cleaning and home maintenance jobs to pocket a little extra cash or as an income.
Voice Over Talent
Have THAT kind of voice. One that would sound great on TV, radio or social media advertising?
You might be able to land yourself one of the more unusual gig economy gigs – a voice over talent job. Brands are on the lookout for voices over in all styles, languages and accent imaginable. Freelance platform Fivver has a category dedicated to voice over artists charging fees for their vocal service from $7.50 through to $315.00. In fact, one Fivver gigger made almost a million dollars providing voice over services. #WOW.