To most people in today’s world, work is seen as a “9-to-5” job for sustaining one’s lifestyle. In other words, chances are many workers don’t derive much pleasure or joy from the work itself. They merely see it as a rice bowl. Granted, that’s not all there is to it but this is generally speaking the common consensus, and rightfully so. First off, employed jobs tend to be very rigid and inflexible in their working hours – not many salaried people can mention having personal office schedules to you. Also, passion tends to be something left outside the workplace; people don’t always hate their jobs, but in a competitive world, job tending tends to be less about satisfying the worker than it is for clients/employers. In recent years, some companies have made it their mission to acknowledge these weaknesses and make concessions for them.
With the rapid progress in work-enablement technologies such as mobile connectivity and payment, the labour landscape is shifting fast to support the work of the individual, not just the corporate entities. Gig platforms provide customers and freelancers a way to connect and contract out work anytime, anywhere. The role of such platforms in the shifting workforce landscape is a malleable one, supplementing ones’ overall income whilst serving as a full-time alternative to a conventional routine job. In fact, according to research done by McKinsey Global Institute, up to 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some form of independent work.
The prevalence of Gig Economy apps is already well-received in today’s landscape – mainly in unskilled tasks such as food delivery or transportation services to name a few: Deliveroo, Food Panda and Grab. But what about skilled talents in the workforce? Are there big opportunities for them as well in the Gig Economy? Let’s take a look at their appeal in enacting such change.
One major concern for talents in specialized fields is the immobility in shifting from one job sector to another, especially if they should be retrenched. However, if they are able to find a suitable outlet with a customer pool hungry for their specialized skill sets, they can serve them independently with the right support services. This is why in the West, even professionals and amateurs have now turned to gigs to seek better work-life fulfilment. Doing what one loves whilst making a living out of it used to be the stuff of dreams, but not anymore when an independent talent uses a go-to-market service such as StageMetro.
First, it supports a wide variety of service models offered today by them such as on-demand services or scheduled classes. They can set the timing and location on the app and based on this information customers can correspondingly book these professionals. Secondly, talents can take advantage of the service by paying a low monthly subscription fee, without incurring expensive 20%-30% commission typically seen elsewhere. Thirdly, it helps talents get paid anyway they like it – by cash or even pre-secure the fees by credit cards with automated pay-outs to their banks directly.
It only takes less than 20 min for any independent talent to setup an account and start running their business. The FREE account allows new talents to be booked for 3 times. After these preliminary bookings, he may upgrade his account to paid plans ranging from S$10-S$30 per month.
There is no easier way to earn money in the new Gig Economy with a service like StageMetro. Click here to sign-up now!