Permanent jobs are slowly becoming less attainable as employers take advantage of technology to cut costs. Although a hard pill to swallow, that is the trend in which employment is moving.
The move towards flexible working and contractual employees has steadily increased, especially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. While the idea of not having a steady income can be scary, being part of the gig economy has numerous perks, such as flexible hours and the ability to work for various companies to gain more experience.
The type of work that is available through these arrangements vary, but generally fall under writing, data entry, audio transcriptions and search engine optimization positions.
“The nature of online jobs is to establish trust and quality of work. Once that is made, your scores go up and you get repeat business from clients,” said Gary Kassich, an online worker based in Nairobi. “It is not easy money, one has to be focused to put in the hours, nothing comes for free.”
Some workers have found that companies seeking gig workers are invasive and only seem interested in data collecting, so in order to find a position that values honest work, simply search for reviews online.