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Working in the Gig Economy: How to Thrive and Succeed When You Choose to Work for Yourself

by Thomas Oppong Kogan Page
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Pbk 192 pages
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There are new flexible and independent working opportunities available in the gig economy for those brave enough to seize them. It is estimated that the number people involved with the gig economy will double in the next four years. New generation workers are realising that they can break the chains of corporate work and go at it alone. With flexible working hours, fluid work arrangements and technology that they can leverage to their advantage, people are creating purposeful careers that fit in with their lives, not the other way around.


Working in the Gig Economy is the ultimate guide to successfully navigating the new flexible world of work. This is a book that will allow you to really examine the possibilities of freelance and flexible working. Is it really for you? Do you have what it takes to stay motivated, get clients to hire you and achieve that long-yearned for work-life balance?


Thomas Oppong is an expert in entrepreneurship and the gig economy. With this book, he takes readers through the main pitfalls of working for themselves, including how to stay productive, how to manage your professional network, build a personal brand and crucially how to keep the work coming and get paid on time. Working in the Gig Economy is the essential guide to having a successful and fulfilling career in the gig economy.

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: The Emergence and Evolution of the Gig Economy;
    • Chapter - 02: The Gig Economy and How it Works;
    • Chapter - 03: Jobs of the Future and the Portfolio Career;
    • Chapter - 04: The Time is Right for Gig Work;
    • Chapter - 05: How to Build your Independent Brand and Strengthen your Reputation as a Gig Worker;
    • Chapter - 06: Finding Work in the Gig Economy;
    • Chapter - 07: Saying No to Work;
    • Chapter - 08: Getting Real Work Done and Staying Productive;
    • Chapter - 09: Managing your Finances and How to Get Paid on Time;
    • Chapter - 10: Managing your Clients;
    • Chapter - 11: Building a Pipeline of Work;
    • Chapter - 12: Leveraging Technology Platforms for Gig Work;
    • Chapter - 13: Overcoming the Challenges of Independent Work;
    • Chapter - 14: Life as a Gig Worker;
    • Chapter - 15: The Future of the Gig Economy

Thomas Oppong is a technology blogger, start-ups analyst and a social media marketing consultant specializing in blogging, strategy and business development. He is the Founder and Editor of, a resource website for start-ups and entrepreneurs. He is also the curator at Postanly, a weekly selection of the best business trends and technology content from around the web. He is a columnist for Inc. Magazine and The HuffPost and has been featured in The Business Insider, Quartz, CNBC, Entrepreneur, The New York Observer, Thought Catalogue, Pocket Hits and The Muse.