Gig Economy in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow, the stock market is likely to record this significant legal setback for the gig-economy business model. That law, which went into effect January 1, 2020, mandates that gig workers, with some exceptions, are reclassified as employees. Companies using the gig-worker model have invested plenty of funding to put the issue on the ballot. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020.

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Selling Bigger Virtual Packages with Laurie Guest

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On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back Laurie Guest to talk about how she shifted her mindset and adjusted her packages to accommodate her clients during COVID. The post Selling Bigger Virtual Packages with Laurie Guest appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Get your Speaking Business off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark

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The post Get your Speaking Business off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Alex Swire-Clark becoming a speaker launching your speaking business speaking side gig starting a speaking business

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Gig Economy - Some Legal Good News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This represents a victory for gig economy workers which could spread from New York to other locations in the U.S. That's even though he did gig driving for Uber. That decision can open the door for loosening of rules about eligibility for unemployment compensation for gig workers.  Bloomberg Law reports that drivers for Uber and Lyft in New York had sued in May to receive unemployment compensation payment. As yet, there had been no payment. That will change.

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The Focused Hustle 5 | March 2020

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MARCH 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: How to Land Speaking Sponsorships with Julie Austin The Keys to Closing More Business with Ron Karr How our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy Get your Speaking Business Off the Ground as a Side Gig with Alex Swire-Clark LISTEN NOW MASTERCLASS: FINDING THE BUYERS Need help finding more buyers for your speaking business?

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Global Gig Economy - Meghan and Harry Hustle for Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not all gig economy workers are equal. Some, such as Meghan and Harry, have the distinct edge of access to a high-powered global network.    The Daily Mail captures how they have been hustling those who can give them assignments.

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Increasing Your Virtual Earnings X 4 with Chris West

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Quote: “The key is…you really have to take what you do on stage and build it into steps.” Chris West We’ve taken a short summer hiatus from recording The Wealthy Speaker podcast and are thrilled to be back.

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Revenue Roundtable Discussion with an ALL-STAR Cast

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Globalization of Gig Economy - France's Highest Appeals Court Rules Former Uber Driver an "Employee"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That opens the door for other drivers to argue that they were or are "employees," not gig workers. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. The highest appeals court in France - Cour de Cassation - handed Uber a major defeat. As The Wall Street Journal reports, this has been the first court ruling around the world in which a driver has been classified as an employee. This particular ruling cannot be appealed.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 31, 2020 (Maybe No Ventilator for Ok, Boomer in ER)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, readers who are gig workers have been asking me how to apply for unemployment. It's come to this:  rationing of emergency medical care.    The Wall Street Journal reports that at NYU Langone Health, Robert Femea gave ER front lines "sole discretion" for who is put on a ventilator. They also have permission to withhold futile incubation. In that decision-making loop the Ok, Boomer could be assessed as, crudely put, not a good bet for treating.

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7 Systems to Grow Your Speaking Business

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Not only will this allow you to scale and grow your business, but it will also ensure that when speaking gigs start to fill calendars again, you’ll be well ahead of the curve! If you have found yourself with some extra room in your schedule over the past several months, now is the perfect time to focus on improving your business processes and systems.

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What Happens in California Doesn't Stay in California - Employers Watch Prop 22

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Businesses whose model depends on gig workers have invested about $201 million in launching, supporting and promoting California Proposition 22, reports Bloomberg Law.

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It's Come to This: 15 Bucks an Hour for Full-Time Public Relations Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In 2004, as a interim survival gig when I reconfigured my communications boutique, I took a full-time contract assignment in loss prevention. The tasks required in this job description really involve public relations skills. 

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The Virtual Political Convention: Another Blow to Journalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Without the distraction of chasing after journalism gigs there could be lots more money.  The in-person political convention not only belonged to the politicos and those from Jersey City, New Jersey and Toledo, Ohio caught in a camera-panning.

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Uber - Public Relations Strategy + Delaying Tactics in the Courtroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest ruling reclassifies Uber's gig workers as employees. It is betting its business model - depending on gig workers - on how it is playing its game in CA. There, AB-5, which became law in January 2020, requires that gig workers, with some exceptions, are reclassified as employees.  It has threatened to shut down service in CA if it can't retain its gig economy model. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020.

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Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

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Some of the defining Generation Z characteristics in the workplace are as follows: While Zoomers do have entrepreneurial aspirations and often freelance/pick up gig jobs, most of them actually prefer more career stability and development. Generation Z, Zoomers, iGen, Homeland Generation, Gen Tech — many names are floating around the interwebs to describe the “commonly uncommon” generation of 8 to 23-year olds. So who is Gen Z really? Let’s figure it out together!

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Hardball - Playbook of Ride-Hail Companies in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The San Francisco, California trial judge who reclassified Lyft gig workers, along with those at Uber, as employees had been willing to hold off on imposing the ruling until August 20.

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Layoffs - Long-Term New Usual (you have to prepare to lose your job, likely several times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, you will have more of challenge landing work of any kind - full-time, part-time, gig and through operating your own enterprise. There was that bit of euphoria among businesses. The COVID-19 shutdowns were ending. Pent-up demand was bursting out.

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Financial & Social Nightmares: How The Retirement Dream Is Playing Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That full-time, part-time or gig assignment can wind up being a fresh career path. In giving relocation advice to those about to retire, MarketWatch hammers the importance of, well, not retiring. At least, not completely.

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How Our Thinking Impacts the Bottom Line with Kris Plachy

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What does it take to create a positive mindset?

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Uber, Lyft Could Shut Down Service in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As was major news, in California, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ruled Uber and Lyft had to reclassify their gig drivers as employees. For some drivers, that gig represents income which is comparable to a full-time job. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. The defendants have 10 days to appeal. Until then, the ruling will be put on hold.

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Retired at 50 (and other realities for the aging worker during COVID-19)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where the median age is higher, such as in AZ, it is not all that difficult to be hired for full-time, part-time and gig work. Yet another COVID-19 shock. The retirement columns in the media used to gush about dreams.

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How to Land Speaking Sponsorships with Julie Austin

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On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Julie Austin who is here to talk about where and how to find the sponsors so you can turn the non-paying gig into one that pays and gets you on the stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Julie Austin who is here to talk about where and how to find the sponsors so you can turn the non-paying gig into one that pays and gets you on the stage.

Creative Freelancers - Never Had It Easy, But COVID-19 Made Making a Living Impossible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Creative freelancers … have been some of the hardest hit in the coronavirus-driven recession …"  - Timothy, Puko, The Wall Street Journal , June 30, 2020. Some of those gigs and jobs provide benefits such as coverage for medical insurance.  Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020.

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The Big Apple - We All Know What Happens to Irrelevant Brands.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The gig economy already was making telecommuting standard. Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. Even before COVID-19 shut down the commercial sector and halted night life and tourism, the Big Apple was losing brand equity. Its value had started to be diminished by digital everything. A  A kid in the midwest with a good eye for fashion and social network know-how could have as much influence as those who sat on their thrones in Manhattan. 

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Age Bias? Smirk Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Among the job boards where they are finding these gigs is FlexJobs.  For example, here are the myriad categories of remote gig, part-time, and full-time ways to make a buck in St.

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Internet Has Made Everyone a Star - No One Really Cares About Brad Pitt or What He Thinks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Freddy Gray, Spectator , February 10, 2020.   Hollywood actors and actresses could mutate into mere gig-economy working stiffs. "The internet has killed the Hollywood star. Fame has been disrupted." 

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LinkedIn Chose My Uber Analysis, Posted on Law and More, as Editor's Selection

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, the Law and More post analyses the court's rejection of Uber's (along with Postmates') request for a temporary injunction in complying with California AB 5.The bill became law on January 1, 2020.

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Minimalism No Longer Simply Symbol of Lifestyle Cool - 41% Find It Necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One 58-year-old former school teacher I coached took part-time and gig assignments in call centers, loss prevention, product sampling, and as an apartment leasing representative. Opting out of the consumer economy might be bad for GDP growth. After all, the U.S. economy is about 70% consumer-driven. But it has been the ultimate cool lifestyle, at least in some circles. It has been actually fun to learn how to get by with a lot less materialism. Not-spending evolves into a passion.

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Aging & Work - Changing the Language (e.g. drop "career" for "earning a buck")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only does a job or gig assignment get you another job or gig assignment. Older workers in the U.K. are, just as in the U.S., targeted for unemployment during the pandemic.    Forbes reports that the U.K. Office of National Statistics documented that, along with predicting a surge in the overall unemployment numbers in October. This week the U.K. will probably officially declare that it is in a recession. There are all the usual suspects for this kind of bias.

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Getting Around the Law of Supply & Demand in Freelancing - Don't Sell Your Labor for Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the gig economy, including newly displaced journalists, have noticed this: Compensation is down.   What seasoned gig economy players have already done is stop hunting for assignments on those low-end platforms. Frequently dramatically. That's how it is. And it extends across almost all the sectors, be they law or project management. 

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Mutt Branding - Hustling after Multiple Sources of Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Main Street workers who are part of younger generations are also taking on gig assignments in addition to their "anchor job." That is despite that he drives for Uber, as a gig-economy worker.  Multiple source of income. I call that "Mutt Branding." " Working at a number of employment situations is becoming necessary not only for the aging forced out their well-paying career jobs.

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Media Financial Woes Will Worsen in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, according to Axios , 2020 will be even worse. The second reason for a grim 2020 is competition from Silicon Valley apps. During 2019, some estimates have it that 8,000 lost media jobs. For television, revenue declined 4%. For print, it was 20%. 

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California AB 5 - Uber Lost Battle But Could Win War

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

AB 5 is of serious concern to members of the private sector whose business models depend on gig workers - that is, those not classified as employees. Uber is aggressively battling having the terms and conditions of California Assembly Bill 5 imposed on it.

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COVID-19 and Labor Markets: More Early Retirements

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several months later you are invited back as a gig worker.  You may be among those who lost a job since the COVID-19 crisis began and have decided to retire from your career. You got it that there isn't much out there for you any more.    Two surveys by the research team of Olivier Coibion et al. at the University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute found that decision has moved upwards from 53% to 60% since the start of pandemic.

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Aging - The Real Baggage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, being in a location where the median age is higher can give you a better shot at full-time, part-time, and gig work. Leaving all you have known for decades is a tough decision. But, relocation will lower your fixed costs, along with maybe better weather.

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The Future of Work: New World Order Post-Coronavirus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The future of work - blue collar, white collar, full-time with benefits, and gig - is in play. Some of those knocked out of the box during the pandemic and some who never got in (as with those holding doctorates in the humanities and some members of the JD Class of 2020) may never work again or enter the workforce.  Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020.

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Madame Clairevoyant - She's a Free Read on New York Magazine, But Think Hard Before You Pony Up Money for Psychics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

End of that gig. Here are Madame Clairevoyant's predictions for this week. No surprise, her column has been popular on New York Magazine. And it's even more popular now in this era of uncertainty.    Also, it's a free read. So, enjoy it. But, back off paying real money for a psychic reading. After all, cash is king. You have to hold onto every penny. Yes, economically, things could get worse. The Great Depression, in comparison, can seem times of plenty.

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Unemployed? - The Empathy Will Soon Disappear

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The source of income could be gigs like walking dogs, survival jobs like security guard, or a "real" kind of interim job such as leasing manager for a apartment complex. At first, there is sympathy for those without work. Then, note Victor Tan Chen and Ofer Sharone in The Atlantic : " the old stigma against unemployed workers will resurface. as people find new reasons to fault others for not pulling themselves by their bootstraps." " This should be no surprise.

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Frantic Isn't a Disease of Youth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I suggested for the interim the gig of doing part-time or even full-time leasing at the many apartment complexes in her western location. "I haven't gotten any business. No one I know is getting business either." " Over and over again, a lawyer with a B2C bankruptcy practice said that. Obviously, he was in disbelief. And, too bad for him he was unable to exit that vortex of frantic.    He would continue trauma-looping, I have a hunch.

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Gig Work - Implications of the "Pandemic Unemployment Assistance" Section of Stimulus Bill

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That provides unemployment assistance for gig workers.    BusinessInsider reports gig workers who are without assignments would receive a weekly payment from their states just as they would have had they been classified as full-time employees. The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill which passed the Senate last night has the section "Pandemic Unemployment Assistance." It still has to pass the House and be signed by President Donald Trump.

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Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S. By 2020, that will be 43% - or almost half.   Gig Work & Its Discontents.   Those motivate gig workers to engage in class action litigation to be legally labeled as "employee." Gig Economy Downside of Not Getting Paid.   However, usually it's standard for gig economy players to experience being stiffed. Takeaway: Bad things happen in the gig economy.

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The Gig Economy in Play - How Ubers's Head Lawyer Tony West Is Pushing to Keep It Operating in CA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's among the threats to Uber as well as myriad other businesses which use the gig economy model to gain a competitive advantage. Without the gig edge, the playing field in the manpower game would become more level. Some of them include aligning with other businesses which leverage the gig economy model.    West and other businesses using the gig model also have already targeted about $90 million for creating a 2020 ballot measure.

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