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‘Gig Economy’: How Apps Can Help You Be Your Own Boss

This morning on TODAY, I talked with Savannah Guthrie about the “gig economy.” A growing number of people are ditching the traditional 9-to-5 work schedule for non-traditional income methods. This includes app-enabled tasks like ride-sharing services, home-sharing platforms and handyman listings. I talk with one man who works as a for TaskRabbit and rents his home on Airbnb. Why is the so-called “gig economy” on the rise? A society of people wanting things done on demand.


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