Keep the Challenges of Freelancing in Check
Why do some freelancers feel depleted and discouraged at the end of their workdays while others feel happy and hopeful? Having a successful career in the gig economy, no matter your profession, requires a certain set of psychological and social skills.
Two researchers break down six common existential and interpersonal challenges that freelancers confront in their day-to-day work lives. They share routines and practices that help independent workers keep themselves motivated, productive, and developing professionally.
Brianna Caza is a management professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Erin Reid is a management professor at McMaster University.
- “Are You Ready to Go Freelance?” by Brianna Barker Caza et al.
- “What Successful Freelancers Do Differently,” by Ben Laker et al.
- “Freelancing, Self-Employment, and Mental Health” by The Anxious Achiever
- “Thriving in the Gig Economy,” by Gianpiero Petriglieri et al.
- The Gig Work Life
Participate in Erin and Brianna’s research study.
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