This is a guest post by Eric Rosenberg, a full-time freelancer and blogger at Personal Profitability. Eric writes about personal finance and entrepreneurship at InvestmentZen, his own blog, and other sites around the web.
In April last year, I had my last day in corporate America. For the eight years before, I have been working online as a freelance writer, website developer, and consultant. That income grew enough that I thought it was worth taking the risk and quitting my job, but I still had some worries that it might not work out.
On that fateful day last April, as I literally walked out the door and exited corporate America, I knew that if things didn’t work out that I would need a backup to earn a little more. Thanks to the growth of gig and sharing economies, I had a plan. Read on to see how Uber, Lyft, and other gig and sharing economy jobs can help you navigate financial uncertainty or hardship.