Gigs On The Go: The Rise Of The Mobile Workforce

Today’s workplace is just as easily your futon, or a line at Starbucks, as it is a midtown office. Freelancing, Gigs and micro-gigs are gaining in popularity, and people are increasingly buying and completing Gigs on mobile. We rely on mobile applications to help us shop, choose restaurants, transfer money, and even search for potential dates. Why not also use them to find work?

The rise of mobile-only or “mobile-mostly” work is changing playtime to productive time. Instead of a constant distraction, your phone can make you more efficient than ever. Always-on connectivity means customers are expecting 24/7 on-demand availability and the new generation of entrepreneurs are rising to meet the challenge. Our phones give us more freedom and control over how and when we work, while giving clients the access they want, when they want it.

Companies such as Fiverr are empowering people to buy and sell Gigs through mobile apps, so they can have complete control of their services, regardless of location. We already rely on apps to help us shop, choose restaurants, transfer money, find directions, and even look for potential dates. Isn’t it about time we embrace them for delivering digital services and products too?

 

Fiverr is a proud sponsor of  Social Media Week , where they’ll introduce the conference’s attendees — including some of the biggest players in the worlds of tech, business, and the Internet — to Fiverr and the Gig Economy. To display the diverse range of talent that exists on Fiverr, be sure to stop by the Fiverr Wall of Fame at SMW Campus, a wall of custom portraits from artists across the globe, featuring more than 70 Social Media Week NYC speakers.

Interested in turning your talents into sales on Fiverr?  Join a vibrant community that sells to millions of people around the world. Fiverr is free to join, takes less than 5 minutes to register, and offers services in over 120 categories.

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How To Thrive In The New Digital Economy

When Don Tapscott wrote The Digital Economy in 1994-95, The Digital Age was in its infancy. The pioneering Netscape Web browser 1.0 was in beta, websites didn’t do transactions, we all used dial-up modems, and smartphones didn’t exist. Google, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter wouldn’t appear for many years.

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Yet Tapscott’s analysis – raising issues such as networked business models, the impact of technology on privacy, the inevitable demand for corporate transparency, and the influence of new media on successive generations — deftly captured the many opportunities and challenges that lay in store for society. His pioneering term “digital economy” is now ubiquitous.

What is the status of today’s digital economy? What has actually occurred and where are we headed?

On Thursday February 26, join Tapscott as he reflects on the last 20 years and takes a reality check for the digital age, examining how networked intelligence destroys as it creates. Digital conglomerates like Google lead dozens of industries, doing a better job with a fraction of the employees. Networks like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb hold the power to wipe out jobs in industries ranging from taxis to hotels. Data frackers like Facebook are acquiring vast treasure troves of data that position them to dominate multiple sectors.

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