Most people will travel more than one of these paths during their careers.
According to the Deloitte’s most recent Future of Work survey:
Only 42% of Organizations are primarily made up of salaried employees, and employers expect to dramatically increase their dependence on temporary workers, freelance, and gig workers over the next few years.
Freelancer is a term used to describe a skilled self-employed person who gets paid to complete projects or jobs. They are responsible for getting their own customers, billing the customer to get paid, and for performing the job. Many freelancers refer to themselves as consultants, contractors, or solopreneurs.
A gig worker is a type of Freelancer. Jobs and projects are found through platforms that bring business to the gig worker.
Gig workers are typically more likely to be task oriented workers that perform a specific task. Uber drivers are examples of gig workers.
As more lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and business professionals turn to platforms to get work, the difference between a gig worker and a freelance worker is blurring.
Temporary workers are often hired by recruiting and staffing firms. These professionals are brought to a company to work for a limited period of time on a focused task or project.
A Solopreneur is a person who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise without the help of a partner. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) The Solopreneur typically find ways to build the business to produce more products, to offer new services, and to hire more employees by getting investors.
An entrepreneur is a person who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) They also typically find ways to build the business by partnering with others, to produce more products, to offer new services, and to hire more employees by getting investors.
A permanent employee is one who works for and is paid directly by a specific employer without a predetermined end date for the employment arrangement at hand. (Motley Fool)
There are now numerous paths to increase revenue opportunities.
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