While contract work isn’t a new concept, digital innovation is changing the landscape by making it easier for employers and gig workers to find each other. It’s also allowing more individuals to become their own bosses by setting their own work schedule, commercializing traditionally private assets like cars and homes, or monetizing podcasts or blogs. While official estimates can’t fully capture the growth of gig workers, the broader economy seems to be adapting to the new ways people are finding work, hiring talent and generating revenue.
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