If you’re hoping for some flexible ways to earn and stay socially engaged, you’ve doubtless considered joining the gig economy. Much has been written about the gig economy—task-based work that can be flexible or short-term and is often accessed via app or other new technology. Despite some complexity regarding the lines between contractors and employees, it appears to be here to stay.

To make the gig economy work for you, consider where, why and how you want to work. You can make some money, meet more people and learn new things by prioritizing which elements of this type of flexible work are most important to you. At Amava, we’re working hard to highlight options that provide a balance between work, leisure and learning. Looking for more? Here are 8 Ways to Toss Your Hat Into the Gig Economy. Or click on the Spotlights below and gig your way to fulfillment.



Gig Economy Spotlights 


Set your own hours and pay to hang out with other peoples’ pets doing Dog Care with Rover.


Drive carpools for busy parents and get in touch with the next generation as a Zum Driver.


If you’re passionate about the environment and can connect with local organizations interested in maintaining their landscapes — while saving money and taking green-positive steps — try being a Lead Generator for a Water-Saving Device Company.


If you Tutor, you can work out your schedule with your students and help them gain mastery.


Speaking of that, you can also get paid to support teachers by picking up work as an Essay Grader.


Another way to get into education on a flexible basis is to Swing into Substitute Teaching.


Obsessed with typefaces and layout? Get paid for those Graphic Designer skills of yours. 


A Technical Writer with some experience and expertise can write her or his own ticket.


Debits on the left, credits on the right, right? An Accountant can keep it all straight on a contract basis.


Companies need to know how their landing pages land. Be a Website Tester and get paid to tell them.



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A Millennial and a Boomer Walk Into the Gig Economy…  


Check in with our inter-generational friends as they discuss their experiences with the gig economy. Here’s a bit of what they have to say:


Millie: Hi, friend, it’s been awhile!

Boo: I know. I’m so sorry, I have been super busy.

Millie: With what?

Boo: I picked up some content work for a friend’s company and I’ve been traveling and working hard.

Millie: Ooh, tell me how you landed that one! 


Read more of their conversation about the Gig Economy.



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“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” — George Bernard Shaw