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The rise of the freelance economy

13 mins | Jul 28, 2022
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Welcome back to Wake Up with Curio! We're excited to bring you our revamped show. Every morning journalist Paula Akpan will help you go beyond catchy headlines, and get valuable insights on a recent story from two angles, followed by a helpful life hack to keep the positivity flowing. In today's episode... The freelance economy is booming, and with self-employed workers contributing $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2021, there are no signs of it slowing down. However, it's not without controversy. This morning, explore both sides of the Big Tech versus Freelancers battle for greater profits, and then, are you questioning your next career move? Because in today's motivator, we bring you a few signs that freelancing might be for you. You can listen to "Why so many people undercharge for their work" from the Financial Times and "Gamification took over the gig economy" from Bloomberg Businessweek on Curio; just search for them on the app.