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‘Tis the Season: Planning By and For the Holidays

‘Tis the Season: Planning By and For the Holidays

Now that the holiday season is fading behind us, it pays to think a little about seasonal gigs and the benefits gained from planning ahead. While it may be too late to take advantage of this year’s holidays, you can certainly position yourself for increased success in...

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Using Free Resources to Scale

Using Free Resources to Scale

As the staff here at the Gig Life were chatting the other day, we were discussing how open sourced coding shifted everything in 2006. And indeed, if you are old enough to remember the web before the rise of communal coding efforts, it was a very different world out...

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Are You Saving? 

Are You Saving? 

As a vigorously active proponent of the gig life, I think one of the hardest things for us to do that the “normals” don’t struggle with so much, is saving some money. Maybe it is just me and my often-wayward ways, but I tend to believe it has more to do with the gig...

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How to Save for Retirement When Working in the Gig Economy

How to Save for Retirement When Working in the Gig Economy

  And why you should make this a priority sooner than later! Deciding to make the jump and going into freelancing or self-employment is one of the bravest things that some people do for their careers. The benefits of leaving a corporate job are many: You get to...

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How to Create a Simple Budget Sheet

How to Create a Simple Budget Sheet

When it comes to spending money, the golden rule is always to spend wisely. But what does that mean? And how do you do it efficiently? People want to ensure their money is being properly handled and accounted for, but how? Today, almost everyone thinks of a bank...

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Properly Value Your Time and Services 

Properly Value Your Time and Services 

Once you start actively participating in the gig economy, you will be faced with a challenge wrapped in real-world consequences: properly valuing your efforts. Attaching a price tag to something is pretty easy but ensuring that it is also a fair and accurate price...

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New Year, New Gig

New Year, New Gig

The Gig Life team gives you tips for starting a new gig in 2020! We are moving into the new year. Maybe you want to fulfill your dream of starting a new business or maybe supplement your income. The Gig Life team shares some tips on how to increase your chances of...

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How a Home Office Can Help Pay Your Bills

How a Home Office Can Help Pay Your Bills

If you are a gigger that is working from home, chances are that you know to claim your business space deduction. But if you have not yet begun to claim your workspace in your taxes, here’s a quickie primer on how to think about your area and the tax deductions it can...

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How Marketing Affects Your Gig

How Marketing Affects Your Gig

First things first, let’s rid some marketing “myths.” Marketing Myths All marketing does not take years and years to come to fruition. It may take years to achieve the end goal your company is working toward, however results and success come in all shapes and sizes...

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New Law That May Prevent Uber from Operating in London

New Law That May Prevent Uber from Operating in London

After many years of operating in London—Uber is being refused a new license for the upcoming year. The seemingly successful company was labeled as “unfit and improper” and will be not be granted a renewal. Why was the Renewal Refused? In 2017, the company began...

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