Join The Gig Economy With These 5 Apps

1. TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is a great app that helps freelancers find local work requests. Taskers, as the freelance employees are called, can do anything from picking up groceries to repair handywork for customers. You can look for jobs to complete that day, or schedule them out several days in advance. The app allows you to set your own rates

Since 2008, TaskRabbit has served as a useful tool for entrepreneurial freelancers, with some reporting incomes of more than $2,000 a week. The app works because it allows residents to look for local freelancers, review them and pay them entirely through the same system, and allows freelancers a similar level of control on their side.

2. Fiverr

Fiverr is similar to TaskRabbit, but for digital content. Logos, articles, scripts and web design are some of the digital jobs freelancers are hired to do through the website, with a starting price of $5. There are many companies that will often turn to Fiverr to outsource their services, such as the photo company Mag-nificent, or SEO companies looking for writers to produce their content. This gives you a wealth of opportunity to make money from your skills.

75 percent of its users are millennials, and the site works to help promote your business for you. New employees with few reviews, for example, are given an extra boost in advertising and show up higher in search results to capture a little more attention.

The website is a great option for the digitally talented looking to complete online work at their own pace and schedule.

3. Foap

Foap is a photo service app that will pay users to take photographs with their smartphones. Or rather, users are able to sell their photos on the online market provided by Foap. This app has modernized media and photography services, and is also bringing to the forefront the idea of paying photographers for their work.

By bringing a marketplace directly into the hands of the average consumer, the app encourages potential customers to browse through and explore photography portfolios from their phones. Each photo costs $10, and the price is split equally between Foap and the freelance photographer.  Photographers can sell a photo over and over again, as well.

4. EasyShift

Another excellent task app is EasyShift, which is primarily aimed at freelancers, not customers. This app includes simple, data collection-oriented tasks that major corporations ask shoppers to complete in order to ensure that in-store displays are set up correctly.

Sort of a real-life version of digital surveys, this app asks you to complete tasks like snap a photo of a product in store or check the display of a particular brand. Users can get paid through PayPal and rake in extra crash when they’re out on shopping trips. It’s an easy and unobtrusive way to make money.

5.  FieldAgent

A sort of combination of EasyShift and TaskRabbit, FieldAgent shows freelance employees all local tasks and asks them to complete them within two hours. Jobs pay between $3 and $12 and include tasks like scanning barcodes, photographing products in store and completing consumer surveys.

Although you don’t get paid immediately, you can cash out after earning a certain amount. Even though promotes a little more competition than EasyShift, it has a similar ease and range of tasks, and allows you to seek out jobs more aggressively if you’re looking to earn income. The gig market is steadily growing in new and imaginative ways. Keeping up with the freelancing world can open up a whole new way of making money, and sometimes you can find a side job as simple as checking some in-store barcodes. With a little effort and entrepreneurship, the gig market can be a legitimate source of income for any savvy millennial.

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