We talked to Greg Kihlström of CareerGig about the freelance economy and COVID-19.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Greg Kihlström: We’re doing well, though we’re taking care to be safe and take extra precautions. This has changed many things we’ve done or had to do, but keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe and healthy is a top priority.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded CareerGig.
Greg Kihlström: I am an entrepreneur and author that sold my last company, a digital marketing agency, in 2017. After that, I had the chance to write a few books and start focusing my attention on the future of work. In doing so, I worked with my co-founders to create CareerGig, to solve what we saw as some important challenges in the freelance economy.
How does CareerGig innovate?
Greg Kihlström: CareerGig is building the world’s best work-related reputation platform while providing freelancers with benefits traditionally only associated with full-time jobs and providing companies with highly-skilled talent at a fraction of the time and cost of other platforms and services.
How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Greg Kihlström: We have found opportunities within the global pandemic due to all of the people laid off, let go, and furloughed from their jobs during the recession. We see many new people entering the freelance economy.