Gig Economy News: Get Uncomfortable

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Becoming a full-time doer requires focus and flexibility. You need to have clear goals, great self-discipline and the ability to self-motivate. You may find yourself needing to learn and master skills that you never knew existed! That’s why this week’s Gig Economy News is all about pushing you to excel outside your comfort zone. So open your mind, stay on your toes, and read on. 

Quality Time

We’re committed to our community. So this week, we launched a new initiative designed to make buying and selling freelance services on Fiverr as transparent, trustworthy, and frictionless as possible. Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman explains why marketplace integrity is essential—and what we’re doing to ensure it—in this letter to our community.

Technical Challenge 

Love distilling complicated information into bite-sized content. We just added a new category to help doers out there simplify the complex. If you’re a seasoned writer looking to expand your Gig offerings, or if you often find yourself acting as the translator between your engineering and marketing colleagues, technical writing may be a great fit for you. We recommend brushing up on your flexpertise” to increase your marketability and success as a technical writer. 

Just Say No… Sometimes

Saying yes—to new strategies, ideas, and collaborations—is often the gateway to entrepreneurial growth. However, it’s also important to feel confident knowing your own limits and asserting yourself when necessary. Here’s some great advice about how (and when) to say no without curbing your doing. 

Make Marketing Work for You

Creating a marketing plan is an important first step, but too often we get so stuck in the guidelines we’ve laid out for ourselves that we end up losing the ability to be flexible and adjust plans when they’re not quite working. If you think your plan could use some tweaks, take a look at our tips for growth marketing for every business. Try changing your strategy every so often to see what kind of results you get!

How will you flex your business muscles this week? Tell us in the comments!

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Mara Friedman
Mara is a writer and editor who has been working with Fiverr since 2014. In true Gig Economy fashion she has written blogs, articles and copy for a variety of online and print publications.