The Perfect Pair: Millennials and the Gig Economy

Millennials, we currently make up the largest part of the United States population, and we are one of the most unique generations the world has ever seen. We grew up in the era of technology. We witnessed countless economical changes. We are tech-savvy, independent, and motivated individuals who are out to change the world. And, one part of the world we are currently changing is the workforce. 

As a generation, we view work differently than every generation that came before us. Yes, we still want to work, and frankly, we need to, but we don’t want to work the long, set hours in the traditional office setting. We believe in working smarter, not harder, and we know that work and life don’t have to be mutually exclusive. 

Today, we are the largest generation in the workforce, and our values and beliefs are at the forefront of many of the changes that have taken place in the work environment. One of the biggest changes our values have led to is the creation of the gig economy. 

What is the Gig Economy?

The gig economy gets its name from its similarities with music and performance arts careers where professionals are paid to perform “gigs.” Over the last decade or so, the gig economy has taken this idea and expanded it to other realms of work, enabling individuals of all ages to opt-out of the traditional 9-5 job and discover new ways to generate income. Today, this part of the economy encompasses a variety of different opportunities, such as on-demand contract work (like Uber or DoorDash), freelancing, and direct sales. 

Why the Gig Economy is Perfect for Millennials

We’re sure you’re already familiar with the many perks of the gig economy. You get to be your own boss, choose where and how you work and have more control over your income compared to traditional employment. But as a millennial, there is one more thing the gig economy can offer you that a 9 to 5 job can’t—work-life integration. 

There’s no doubt you are familiar with the term “work-life balance,” which was coined by Generation X. Work-life balance is all about balancing the time you spend at work with the time you spend at home. Meanwhile, work-life integration is about intertwining work and life in a way that allows you to live the lifestyle you want without having to sacrifice your career. It’s about being able to work when you need to from wherever you are and taking the time to run errands or tend to your family in the middle of the day if it’s needed. 

This is exactly what the gig economy is designed for. Whether it’s driving for Uber, starting a freelance photography business, or selling your favorite brand of nutritional supplements, the opportunities available in the gig economy allow you to tailor your work to your lifestyle. They give you the freedom to set your own schedule, choose which jobs you want to take on, and make money while living whatever lifestyle you choose. 

When you choose to join the gig economy, you no longer have to worry about making it to the office on time, staying until 5 even though your work is done, or asking your boss for time off so you can take your dream vacation. 

As a gig worker, your work will be integrated directly into your day-to-day activities and can be tailored to whatever lifestyle you want to have. You will have the ability to work for an hour in between classes, pick up jobs in the evenings, or make a sale from the tropical beach resort you have always wanted to visit. 

If you’re thinking that the gig economy sounds great, you may be wondering how to get started. We recommend thinking about what you enjoy or are passionate about and then finding the gig that best aligns with that.

Jump Into the Gig Economy with New Earth

If you’re passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and helping others do the same, then you are already in the right place because that’s what the New Earth opportunity is all about. Designed for those who want to live and work on their own terms, this opportunity combines all the perks of the gig economy with the highest quality, organic supplements to support you on every step of your health and wellness journey. We invite you to jump feet first into the gig economy by joining our family of Wellness Entrepreneurs today. 

The best part is you can give it a try risk-free with our 90-day money-back guarantee

At New Earth we are on a mission to positively impact the health of every body and soul we come in contact with. We specialize in producing third-party certified, organic whole food supplements including a variety of probiotics, and digestive support. Our supplements feature a rare, yet highly, nutritious superfood, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). Also known as organic Wild Microalgae®, AFA is a unique type of blue-green algae that is available in many forms including algae tablets, algae pills, and algae powders all designed to help you on your journey to holistic wellness. The best part? We offer a 90-day money-back risk-free guarantee on all of our products. Visit our website to learn more. 

*Each person has an individual experience with New Earth. Success in working the New Earth business is based on your particular efforts.