Today’s workforce is no longer a set of employees who come into the office or factory each morning or shift and go home each night – Deloitte
We are living in a location-agnostic world and internet connects all of us.
All employees don’t necessarily work under the same roof.
Flex-work programs that offer better work-life balance can be a win-win for both employee and the employer.
We are also seeing a great demand for on-demand, part-time workers; which traditionally started with writers and accountants, and now expanding into primary functions such as engineering, product, sales, and marketing.
i.e. The rise of digital nomads.
According to the Telework Research, 4.2 billion hours are spent in driving traffic every year in the US.
The quantifiable value to that is $78 billion dollars’ worth of productivity from the US economy.
Traffic jams alone result in 2.9 billion dollars of gas and release 58 million pounds of extra carbon-di-oxide into the atmosphere.
The flex-work option can be beneficial to both, economy and the people.
UpWork is a nice place to start for part-time gigs. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure are great platforms for engineers to build their dream own products. WordPress and Weebly are perfect for bloggers, marketers and content writers.
The common denominating factor for all these projects is you will be working on internet, making your location almost irrelevant.
Millennials who love to travel can find great joy in working from the internet, choosing their perfect lifestyle of the location-agnostic digital nomad.
You don’t need anyone’s permission to build your product or video or website or app on WordPress, AWS, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat.
You need powerful habits, WiFi and a laptop to fire up your hustle.