Work is changing. The freelance economy is growing as the share of work being done by freelance contractors increases. This is good news for companies who now have more choice and access to resources.
This is great news for workers who now have more options as demand for freelancing grows. The freelance model allows for freedom and near-real-time flexibility. Freelancers have more control over their career.
One of the inherent downsides to freelancing has been that when freelancers create value for a company they don’t get to fully share in the economic outcome. For companies, there aren’t easy ways to incentivize freelancers or create alignment. That’s something we want to change.
Today we’re announcing Gigster Fund. The goal is to give freelancers on our platform the opportunity to share in the upside from Gigster’s success and to benefit when our clients do well.
This is the first step, not the last, in making sure that freelancers are taken care of as the nature of work changes.