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Enter the Age of Freelance


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Apps are making it easy to get everything done; they connect customers with people providing services. In this flourishing new world of freelance jobs, is the standard 9-5 job officially passé? What becomes possible now that we can accomplish anything from any location? And if “the on-demand economy will inevitably exacerbate the trend towards enforced self-reliance,” what new resources will we need to succeed?

Members of the Quirky network post their product ideas on the company’s website. Other members vote on the attractiveness of each idea and come up with ways of turning it into reality. Since its birth in 2009 the company has acquired over a million members and brought 400 products to the shops.

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Gerd Leonhard