The gig economy is defined by some as “people using apps or platforms to sell their labour,” and includes independent workers, freelancers and those who take up limited-period contracts rather than permanent jobs.
So, instead of a regular wage, workers get paid for “gigs”.
Just How Big Is The Gig Economy?
In the US, the gig workforce, comprising independent contractors, temporary and contract staffers and on-call workers,
Do you have a strong command of the English language, its syntactical and grammatical rules? Are you comfortable with understanding American English accents or speech and have a decent typing speed to boot?
If you’re looking for a work from anywhere or freelance or work-from-home job and you have these basic skills, you may be the right person to take up a remote transcription job.
Transcription involves converting audio files to text by listening to the audio and typing it out. You don’t need any special equipment, except for a working computer, usually one with Google Chrome, and a reliable internet connection.
Most of these jobs (except legal and medical transcription jobs) require basic knowledge of English.