Working in the On-Demand Economy

Working in the On-Demand Economy

Online Periodical or Article - 2015
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Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and other entrants in the on-demand and sharing economies are changing the nature of work. This course helps you understand and prepare for the "gig economy" to earn extra income or pay bills while looking for full-time employment. Garrick Chow explains the basic structures of the on-demand economy and the skills and characteristics of successful on-demanders, so you can determine if on-demand work is the right fit for you. Then learn about the time commitment and expectations around pay, what the employer provides, and what one can expect from clients. Garrick then discusses tools to keep you organized, including how to best track income and expenses. Finally, the course offers tips and tricks and a case study based on the author's firsthand experience as an Uber driver.
Prepare for a new way of freelancing in the on-demand economy. Find out how Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit are changing the nature of work, and whether on-demand work is the right fit for you.
Publisher: Carpenteria, CA lynda.com, 2015.
Copyright Date: �2015
Additional Contributors: Lynda.com (Firm)

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