The pandemics’ hit the economy and upended the job market. Many have been rendered jobless and others will follow. But problems are opportunities. An opportunity exists in the form of the Gig Economy trend. What’s the Gig Economy? Freelance, temporary or flexible opportunities offered by companies wherein they hire independent professionals and freelancers instead of full-time employees. Gig economy coexists along with full-time workers. The Gig economy often involves connecting clients or customers through an online platform. Workers, businesses, and consumers benefit as compensation offered fluctuates based on demand and supply.Gig Economy BenefitsThe internet and app-based technology has made it quick, reliable and easy to post or access Gig listings. Companies and owners benefit from controlled labour costs, flexibility to scale up or wind down an operation (no question of layoffs or difficulty with recruitment) and ensure Labour Costs rise and fall (vary) in tandem with sales. Companies also hire talent as per the need of the hour without any long-term commitment. Gig workers easily achieve work-life balance by choosing when, where, how often, how long to work for and critically how much to charge. They may involve (employ) other adult family members to support family earning without disrupting family life. This reduce the earning pressure on a sole bread winner. More on the Gig EconomyA range of positions fall into the Gig category eg teachers, receptionists, housekeeping attendants, valets, guards, loaders, welders, cooks and waiters. And out-of-work professional, housewife, retired professional, student… could fill up the requirement. Like a college student could serve tables in a Café in the evening / night earning per hour. Gig Workers create and provide cost effective and efficient services – Uber, Ola, Swiggy and Zomato are typical examples. Traditionally cities offer a greater density of Gig opportunities and are closely attached to the Gig Economy. Naturally, as in any trend, the earlier you adapt the more you benefit, the later you do the lower the benefit and well if you’re left behind… tough luck. Will you let this trend bypass you or are you ready to embrace the Gig Economy?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gig_worker….