11 Things Gig Economy Workers Say About On-Demand Work

It might be hard to believe but according to an Intuit study, by 2020 more than 43% of the American workforce will be independent workers, freelancers, contractors and temporary employees. That means in less than three years, almost 7.6 million people will rely on non full-time jobs, with that number only expected to grow.

Gig work is attractive to different people for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s the flexible schedule, user-friendly technologies, the financial opportunities, or the ability to build skills, every gig worker finds unique value in working when and how they want. Our Shiftgig specialists run the gamut from stay-at-home moms to the college students working their way through school. We asked our specialists (some of whom have found and worked over 200 shifts in our app) to talk about why they choose flexible work. Here’s what they had to say:

It’s Flexible

“It gives me time with my family and freedom. I’m pushing myself to study more and work on my goals and dreams. I now have more time to accomplish them.”

– Maurice

“It is a great, flexible way for busy people to make money. The technology is user friendly, the staff is knowledgeable and the jobs are all high quality.”


“I love the fact that I can choose where and when I work, and the fact that I don’t have to go into an office to find shifts.”


“Work when you want, as much as you want or as little as you want. I love it.”


It’s Easy

“Very reliable and user-friendly company to work for. Shiftgig is the pace-setter in modern workforce.”


“The entire process is straightforward: claim the shift, work in uniform and get paid. The people who are at the different work sites also make things more pleasurable.”


It Provides Financial Opportunities

“I really enjoy Shiftgig. This is the perfect way to earn some extra cash. Shiftgig was also there for me during my transition into another full-time position.”


“Really good communication, payment is always on time. Good pay rate that sometimes includes a stipend. Really reliable.”


It’s A Springboard to Their Next Career Move

“The opportunities are very practical and work skills are applicable for various types of employment. Whether at the entry level or middle management, Shiftgig assists prospective employees in furthering their career.”


“Shiftgig is the perfect way to choose your schedule rather than finding a second job or working around your kids’ school schedules. It’s also a nice way to get your foot in the door if you’re looking for a permanent job.”


It’s About Being Part of a Team

“The more friendly faces and interactions Shiftgig brand Ambassadors have with one another means a better environment and mood to share with event attendees.”


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About The Author

Jane Smith is the Community Relations Manager at Shiftgig. She is passionate about helping Shiftgig Specialists and helping transform the way people work. In her free time, Jane loves cooking, exploring Chicago, and spending time with family.