Thriving in the Gig Economy: Freelancing Online for Tech Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Thriving in the Gig Economy: Freelancing Online for Tech Professionals and Entrepreneurs

by Adam Sinicki

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Overview

Take an in-depth look into the gig economy to see how tech professionals and entrepreneurs can earn a living as freelancers and contractors. Build your own business. The pros and cons of the lifestyle and what to expect from it are discussed.

In this book, author Adam Sinicki explains the impact of the gig economy and the forces that led to it as it relates to technology and working online. You will understand how to make a living supplying tech skills on a "per gig" basis. Practical instructions, advice, and tips are provided on goal setting, lifestyle design, and selecting the types of work and contracts that further your goals and support the things you value as you transition from a 9-5 job.


What You'll Learn

  • Know the types of work that a tech freelancer can offer: coding, SEO, web development, 3D modeling, and more
  • Find and manage clients
  • Negotiate pay and contracts
  • Stay productive without a manager
  • Discover useful tools, websites, and apps to build your business and ensure a steady income


Who This Book Is For

Entrepreneurs who are already a part of the gig economy and want to learn more about their options, tech professionals looking to transition to purely freelancing/contracting, companies interested in learning more about this change in the jobs market, technologists interested in exploring how the Internet is shaping the way people live and work, and professionals interested in lifestyle design or becoming "digital nomads"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484240892
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 11/09/2018
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adam Sinicki is a writer, programmer, and presenter living in Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK where he spends a lot of his time on his laptop in the local coffee shops. He has been working on a freelance basis as a programmer and SEO writer for the past eight years under the company name NQR Productions. He currently spends time as a blogger and YouTube presenter at Android Authority, where he covers phone reviews as well as development content. Adam has also found success with numerous other projects, including his own Android app Multiscreen Multitasking, which had over 30,000 paid downloads across its various iterations and came as preloaded software on over 60,000 handsets in India. He also provided the code for Coldfusion's Voxis Launcher. This is Adam's second book with Apress Media, the first being Learn Unity for Android Game Development.


If you would like to read more of Adam's work, he also discusses tech, online business, and his other passions for fitness, psychology, and self-development at his blog, The Bioneer, and on his Bioneer YouTube channel. The latter now has over 50,000 subscribers. You can also find him as The Bioneer on Instagram and Twitter. When Adam is not working, he enjoys reading comics, working out, playing video games, and relaxing at home with his wife Hannah. They are currently expecting their first baby.


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