The gig economy has provided opportunities for students who can not engage in full-time regular employment. Traditional jobs require one to show up at a particular location and work a predetermined schedule set by the company. Gigs allow you to set your own schedules and work as much or as little as you like. This flexibility is a key component of why independent workers choose to participate in the gig economy.
Imagine working whenever you choose, wherever you choose. With a flexible gig, you have the choice to pick up only the jobs you’re interested in and work the hours that are best for your studies schedule and extracurricular life.
A flexible gig improves study-work-games-life balance and offers more flexibility and control. Here are some benefits to consider if you’re deciding on whether to be a gigster or not.
Complete control over your day-to-day schedule
With the ability to accept a job at your fingertips, it’s extremely easy to select when and where you work. Are you a night owl? Choose a gig that works late into the evening/early morning. Do you prefer working outside? Choose a gig that is outdoors. Have as much flexibility and freedom as you'd like!
With a flexible gig, you’ll score reduced travel time commuting outside of the traffic jam that partners with the typical 9-5-hour workday. That extra time you saved by working a flexible gig can be spent with studies, family, hobbies, friends, sports, and more.
Perform the tasks you’re great at choosing what you want to do when you want to do it. Working a job you enjoy leads to increased productivity and less stress, which will ultimately reduce the feeling of job burnout.
Expansion upon your skills
The flexible gig lifestyle allows you to choose from different job categories. Each job will require a different skillset, and employers of the future will love to see the variety on your resume and/or gig profile.
Doing gigs every once in a while means extra cash in your pocket, which also would mean a movement towards your financial freedom.
Doing gigs and that too of a variety of areas makes you more skillful, keeps you up to date on the current state of affairs, and widens your perspective. All this means you increase your employment attractiveness quotient.
Drive to entrepreneurship
When taking on gig work, gigsters learn the basics of business—the importance of doing a good job, resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability because their livelihood depends on it. Every gig can give you a taste of what it’s like to be your own boss.
Want to give it a try? The options are endless in the gig economy!