News coverage on the gig economy usually centers on digital platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Upwork. What this coverage fails to mention, however, is the growing “white collar” dimension of the gig economy, made up of highly qualified professionals working independently. As more and more professionals leave traditional employment, you might be asking yourself if you should do the same - and if so, how to succeed?
To be successful, a strong network is often key. Especially when starting to freelance, setting up and nurturing a professional network is the best way to get leads and clients. If you’re considering taking the leap into an independent career, get started building your network ahead of your career transition, so that you will be up to speed right away. In this article, we explore how to build this network, and how to reap the most value out of it.