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Thriving in the Gig Economy: Freelancing Online for Tech Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Book Description

Take an in-depth look into the gig economy to see how tech professionals and entrepreneurs can earn a living as freelancers and contractors. Build your own business. The pros and cons of the lifestyle and what to expect from it are discussed.

In this book, author Adam Sinicki explains the impact of the gig economy and the forces that led to it as it relates to technology and working online. You will understand how to make a living supplying tech skills on a "per gig" basis. Practical instructions, advice, and tips are provided on goal setting, lifestyle design, and selecting the types of work and contracts that further your goals and support the things you value as you transition from a 9-5 job.


What You'll Learn

  • Know the types of work that a tech freelancer can offer: coding, SEO, web development, 3D modeling, and more
  • Find and manage clients
  • Negotiate pay and contracts
  • Stay productive without a manager
  • Discover useful tools, websites, and apps to build your business and ensure a steady income


Who This Book Is For

Entrepreneurs who are already a part of the gig economy and want to learn more about their options, tech professionals looking to transition to purely freelancing/contracting, companies interested in learning more about this change in the jobs market, technologists interested in exploring how the Internet is shaping the way people live and work, and professionals interested in lifestyle design or becoming "digital nomads"