Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview
1(8)
Chapter 2 Making the Most of Peer-to-Peer Platforms
9(22)
The Pros: Safety in Numbers
15(2)
The Cons: The Dead End
17(2)
The Breakdown
19(5)
#SideGigs
24(2)
Experiences of a Token Freelancer
26(1)
Spotlight: Growing Up with the Internet
27(1)
Do This / Not That
27(4)
Chapter 3 Becoming a Freelance Elite: Showcasing You at Your Best
31(14)
Use Your Secret Weapon: Unique Value Proposition
34(1)
Do I Need a UVP When I'm Just Starting Out?
35(1)
What's Your -Est?
36(3)
Communicating Your UVP
39(1)
Spotlight: Liya the Consultant
40(4)
Do This / Not That
44(1)
Chapter 4 Don't Be a Slave to the App
45(16)
The Solution
50(3)
The Data
53(1)
Taking It to the Next Level
54(2)
Experiences of a Token Freelancer
56(1)
Spotlight: Jennifer the Nanny
57(2)
Do This / Not That
59(2)
Chapter 5 The Things You're Not Going to Think About
61(26)
1 Time Management
62(5)
Schedule Your Work Days
62(1)
Schedule Your Breaks
63(1)
Stay On Task
64(1)
The Burnout Problem
65(2)
2 Boundaries
67(1)
3 Bookkeeping
68(5)
4 Self-Improvement
73(2)
5 Investing
75(1)
6 Isolation
76(1)
7 Benefits
77(10)
The Data
78(2)
Spotlight: Digital Nomads
80(3)
Experiences of a Token Freelancer
83(2)
Do This / Not That
85(2)
Chapter 6 Why Choose You?: Adding Value and Reaching the Next Level of Your Career
87(14)
Always Be Attracting New Clients
88(1)
Keep the Pipeline Moving
89(1)
Secure Repeat Work
90(1)
Earn Up
91(1)
Know Your Worth (i.e. Don't Do Anything for Free)
92(1)
Target Bigger Clients
93(1)
Always Look for New Opportunities
94(1)
The Data
95(1)
Spotlight: Sarah the Writer
96(3)
Do This / Not That
99(2)
Chapter 7 From Freelancer to Employer: The Tipping Point
101(12)
The Difference: Independent Freelancer vs. Freelance Business Owner
102(1)
How Does Your Personality Match Up?
103(1)
The Short Leadership Quiz
104(1)
Expanding Your Businesses
105(1)
The Data
106(1)
The Takeaway
107(1)
Experiences of a Token Freelancer
108(1)
Spotlight: Leo the CEO
109(3)
Do This / Not That
112(1)
Chapter 8 Reviews, Rejection, and Redemption
113(12)
Garnering Reviews
114(1)
Learning from Less Favorable Reviews
115(2)
Redeeming Yourself After a Slump
117(1)
The Data
117(2)
The Takeaway
119(1)
Spotlight: Poo~Pourri
120(3)
Do This / Not That
123(2)
Chapter 9 Ethics in the Gig Economy
125(10)
Ethics Smooth Relationships
126(1)
Ethics Remind You That You're Not a Desperate Drone
126(1)
Never Assume Anything
127(1)
Ethics to Consider
128(2)
Experiences of a Token Freelancer
130(1)
The Data
131(2)
The Takeaway
133(1)
Do This / Not That
134(1)
Chapter 10 Living in the Future
135(8)
The Robopocalypse Is Not Happening
136(2)
Spotlight: Trust as Currency
138(3)
So, Where to Go from Here? As Easy as 1-2-3
141(2)
APPENDIX
What Makes You Different?
143(2)
Now It's Your Turn (What Makes You Different?)
145(1)
Linking Benefits Worksheet
146(3)
Acknowledgments 149(2)
Reading Group Guide 151(2)
Author Q and A 153(8)
About the Author 161