The Future of Work is undergoing a fundamental change. Enabled & empowered by technology & embraced by Generation Z – a demographic who were born between 1995–2009 & who will form the biggest chunk of U.S workforce by 2020. While Gig Economy is traditionally defined as a temporary arrangement of work when you are in between jobs – your side gig so to say, it is becoming a mainstay for an increasing number of people. The rise of smartphones, unlimited high-speed internet & the emergence of e-commerce portals & online players like Uber, Lyft, Etsy, Amazon,, eBay, Airbnb has fueled the rise of this “Gig economy.”

According to Upwork Research, in the U.S alone there are about 57 million people freelancing as of 2018, an increase of 3.7 million people in the last 4 years, accounting for 36% of the workforceWith 61 million Generation Zers entering the workforce in the next decade or so, the size of the Gig economy is all set to overtake the traditional workforce by 2027.

While the Gig Economy offers independence, flexibility & increased productivity – the traditional employment structure brings stability of income & employment benefits etc. A lot of people still debate the merits & demerits of the transitioning economy. Going forward however, the size of the Gig Economy is only going to get bigger with technology enablers mentioned before. Companies are already adapting to this transition as they can bring in the newer top talent pool to solve specific problems without the burden of giving them added employment benefits, while the Gig workers would love the flexibility & time specific tasks after which they can move to another project at their discretion and availability.

Who would have thought that just a decade ago that you can earn money by just using an App on your smartphone. The Gig culture adoption is showing exponential growth. The expanding ecosystem as you can see in the infographic below is providing ample choice & opportunities for anyone who is willing to avail it.

The 150 Apps that Power the Gig Economy

Here are links to all the Apps mentioned in the infographic. I am pretty sure you can find something that will entice you to become a part of this ‘Gig Economy’.


Uber, Lyft, Juno, Curb, Wingz

Grocery Delivery:

Fresh Direct, Shipt, Peapod, Instacart

Restaurant Food Delivery:

Grub Hub, Uber Eats, EatStreet, Munchery, DoorDash, Deliveroo, Caviar, Skip the Dishes

Other Delivery:

Amazon Flex, Favor, Roadie, goPuff

Simple Tasks:, Moonlighting, Wonolo, Easy Shift, Gigwalk, TaskRabbit, FieldAgent, Postmates

Physical Tasks:

Takl, Dolly, Bellhops, Handy, LawnLove

Parking Rental:

SPOT, Just Park, SpotHero

Car Rental:

HyreCar, Turo, Getaround


Skool, Chegg, Qkids, Cambly, GoFLUENT,, Yup,, Preply, MathElf, TutorABC, VIPKID, Studypool, Kaplan, My TutorWeb

Dog-sitting/Pet Watching:

Rover, Tailster,

Selling Old Stuff:

BookScouter, Dealo, Craigslist, Chairish, Vinted, LetGo, Amazon Fulfillment, Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Bookoo, Decluttr, OfferUp, Tradesy, Poshmark, Wish

Online Surveys:

VIPVoice, InboxDollars, MyPoints, CashKarma, Survey Junkie, Swagbucks

Babysitting:, Urbansitter, Sittercity, Sitter, SittingAround, Bubble, SeekingSitters, Zum

Rent your Stuff:


Home Rental:

Airbnb, HomeToGo, HomeAway, Wimdu, Vacasa, VRBO,, Kid & Coe, HomeStay, FlipKey


Lending Club, Acorns

Writing (ebooks):

Nook Press, Smashwords, Blurb, iBooksAuthor, Lulu, Kindle Direct Publishing

Writing (Blogs):

Medium, Listverse, Mental Floss, ProBlogger, Contently

Art, Design & Crafting:

TurningArt, Society6, Folksy, Redbubble, Zibbet, ArtFire, Amazon Handmade, UncommonGoods, Cargoh, CafePress, Saatchi, Yokaboo, Zazzle, ArtYah, Spoonflower, RubyLane, Etsy, Aftcra


Scribendi, Gramlee, Scribbr, ProofRead Anywhere

Selling Photos:

Foap, Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Alamy, Fotomoto, Getty Images 


YouTube, Twitch, Dailymotion

Voice Work:, Voice Bunny, Voice123, Snap Recordings

Other (Various specific talents):

Spare5, Fancy Hands, Zeel, Upwork, Filmless, Fiverr, HelloTech, Your Mechanic

I have added a few Apps from the local scene that were not in the list. Feel free to respond with any Apps that you know of in your local tech market, which can be added to this list. Cheers!

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Faisal is based in Canada with a background in Finance/Economics & Computers. He has been actively trading FOREX for the past 11 years. Faisal is also an active Stocks trader with a passion for everything Crypto. His enthusiasm & interest in learning new technologies has turned him into an avid Crypto/Blockchain & Fintech enthusiast. Currently working for a Mobile platform called Tradelike as the Senior Technical Analyst. His interest for writing has stayed with him all his life ever since started the first Internet magazine of Pakistan in 1998. He blogs regularly on Financial markets, trading strategies & Cryptocurrencies. Loves to travel.


  1. Very Informative post. But in my opinion, To be a part of the Gig Economy, one should be well known with all the Updates in their system, that may be GPS updates, Map updates, or at one point we may need to store our backup data. For this, you can download Garmin Express that alerts you when new map updates are available and thus make us hassle-free and make us more productive by being updated all the time.


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