Last summer, TJ McCue wrote about how 57 Million U.S. Workers Are Part Of The Gig Economy. That is a lot of the U.S. employee base basically doing a side hustle of some sort, a part time or maybe even full time gig or project as a freelancer.
In that post, he cited Steve King and how the gig economy is booming. Steve is the owner of Emergent Research, and creator of the Small Business Labs blog, and is one of the top researchers and reporters on the gig economy.
Last week, TJ went back to Steve to ask him for some recommendations on sites that help you find a freelance gig or side hustle for his article, Looking For A Side Hustle Or Freelance Gig? Check Out These Sites, that published July 28.
We were delighted to land at the top of Steve’s recommendations. Here’s what TJ and Steve had to say about Moonlighting:
Moonlighting.com: Has a wide range of categories, see below. Their mobile app is quite good. Feels almost like a combination of Upwork and Fiverr. Here are their eight main categories with some examples:
- Home and Handyman: Plumbers, Landscapers, Painters
- Tech and Web: Graphic Design, Web Development, and Social Media Experts
- Family: Cleaners, Tutors, Childcare, House Sitting, Dog Walking
- Transportation: Drivers, Movers, Mobile Mechanics
- Business Services: Accountants, Data Entry
- Events: Photographers, Event Planners, Caterers, DJs
- Artisan: Artists, Creative Writers, and Interior Designers
- Health and Fitness: Personal Trainers and Caregivers
Rounding out the top five behind Moonlighting are Wonolo, Gig Walk, Thumbtack, and Rover. TJ of course did not forget to mention some of the heavy hitters including Upwork, Fiverr, Guru, Freelancer, FlexJobs, and LinkedIn.
Find additional resources and read the full article by TJ McCue on Forbes.