- Working in a gig economy
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
- The State of Gig Work in 2021
- Pew Research Center. by: Monica Anderson, Colleen McClain, Michelle Faverio and Risa Gelles-Watnick
- Freelance, side hustles, and gigs: Many more Americans have become independent workers
- McKinsey & Company
Growth of the gig economy
Nontraditional, short-term and contract work existed prior to the internet and smartphones, but the gig economy has ushered in a new way of connecting people with consumers and those who want to hire them. To better understand the experiences of people who take on gig work, Pew Research Center surveyed U.S. adults in August 2021 and found that 16% of Americans have ever earned money through an online gig platform.