In our previous article, we gave 5 great reasons to hire in the gig economy. The gig economy has outstanding sides, but it still has a very unpredictable dimension. Some people thrive well on this scheme, while others find it a challenge. Here today we will share some pitfalls to avoid to secure your gig work. These are as follows:
- No Additional Benefits and Inconsistent Incomes
Once you’ve been in business for yourself, you are responsible for your own benefits. And that means it’s up to you to make the benefits. Yeah, you can pick when you’re working and when you’re not working, but the fact is, you don’t get paid if you’re not working. And, as a gig worker, you’re not going to get health care or other perks, either.
2. Need for More Discipline
Individual employees in a gig economy may possess a great deal of flexibility, but this independence may also give rise to a sense of indiscipline. As they claim, there is a great deal of accountability, so that staff would have to demonstrate even more determination to finish projects on time, to ensure consumers of product quality, while also showing greater resistance to possible refusals, or even greater consumer inspection.
Seeing that employers are not paying the income tax on your behalf, you contribute your own. Be careful not to mess with the problems of figuring out your tax.
At Surejobz App, we are big believers in the power and opportunity of the freelance community. We’re here to help and expand the Gig Economy. We want to give all of you freelancers (and aspiring freelancers) access to information and tools that will help you get noticed and get the gigs to build your financial success. You are welcome to email us for tips and advice. We’re here with you!