Traditional full-time jobs are insecure, increasingly scarce, and filled with employees who wish they were doing something else with their lives. Working in the Gig Economy - as a consultant, contractor, freelancer, or part-timer - can offer an attractive, interesting, flexible, and even lucrative and secure alternative to the corporate cube. 

Packed with research, exercises, and interviews, this eye-opening book gives practical professional and personal strategies to help you: Construct a life based on your priorities and your vision of success; Create your own security and safety net; Take more time off; Build flexibility into your financial life; Face your fears by reducing risk; and prepare for the future. 


The Gig Economy is THE career handbook for our generation. With ease, clarity and authority it navigates our ever-changing and uncertain business landscape, helping to coach both recent grads and career-changers alike to make the most of their skills, their passions, and their future.
— Gail Simmons, TV Host, Food Expert and author of Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater
Many of our schools are preparing their students for a labor market that is increasingly non-existent. With The Gig Economy, Diane Mulcahy fills this critical gap and provides all of us with a set of tools and mindsets for a more productive and pleasurable work life. A must read for anyone trying to make their way in the “new order”!
— Len Schlesinger- Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, President Emeritus-Babson College
The Gig Economy by Diane Mulcahy is an essential read for every professional that wants to successfully navigate this new world of work. Regardless of your career path, this book will help you generate additional income, support your lifestyle, manage your time more efficiently, and protect yourself against economic volatility.
— Dan Schwabel, New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0

More advance praise for The Gig Economy