Rise of the Side-Gig

One of the most interesting developments in the Future of Work debate has been the rise of side-gigging. But what is a side gig?


Well the Cambridge dictionary defines it as: “a piece of work or a job that you get paid for doing in addition to doing your main job


Side gigging is rising with more freelancers joining the revolution. In the UK alone in 2019 side gigs generated £72bn for the UK economy last year, or 3.6 per cent of GDP. In the US an MBO partners reports found side-gigging is up 51% in the last 4 years. Many skilled digital freelancers such as Data Scientists, Developers, UX/UI designers and Copywriters have been working on side projects.


Transparency is important and it is always advisable to share that you are working on other projects and making sure your contract permits. It is also very important to ensure you manage your time effectively.


Harvey Rose

Author Since: March 24, 2021