Seven Ways the Gig Economy Can Make Your Holidays Easier

As we all know, the holidays bring extra joy as well as extra chaos and stress. However, with the rise of the gig economy in our society — the holidays just got MUCH easier. At Gig Wage, we want to help make your life easier any time of the year. However, this holiday season, we want to make sure you are covered by showing you all the ways the gig economy can benefit you. The holiday season often provides many contractors with extra gigs this time of year which benefits contractors, businesses, and busy customers trying to make their holiday season easier — it is all around good for everyone to utilize the gig economy this time of year. Here are our top recommendations on how you can use the gig economy to make your holidays a little easier:

Christmas Light Services

There are thousands of companies who will decorate your home with Christmas lights for you, employing many extra seasonal workers this time of year. Although there are many local companies you can use, there are some national ones such as The Christmas Kings.

Gift Wrapping Services

Many national companies such as Neiman Marcus, Williams Sonoma, and Macy’s will hire seasonal workers for gift-wrapping services during the holidays. This is a huge benefit for everyone because they are able to employ thousands of people and you can gift your loved ones specially wrapped presents.

Delivery Services

Need to order a last-minute holiday gift or ship that homemade present cross-country? Every delivery company sees a major rush during the holiday season, which is why these companies bring on extra employees during this time. Companies like FedEx, UPS, and even Postmates hire extra gig workers during this time to make sure your packages arrive on time.

Holiday Catering

Catering companies and restaurants often see an influx of catering orders during the holidays, leading to many seasonal employees being brought in. Don’t want to cook an entire Christmas dinner? Utilize the gig economy and cater your dinner, use national companies like EZ Cater to find a delicious Christmas dinner.

Seasonal Floral Arrangements

Hosting a holiday party and need some florals to make your space feel ready for the holidays? Most flower companies utilize the gig economy for extra floral services during the holidays for just this reason, 1–800 Flowers is a great place to start nationally for those special holiday arrangements.

Holiday Decorations

Did you know you can actually hire someone to come and decorate your house for the holidays? Many people don’t know where to start when it comes to holiday decorations, so companies like Houzz have made it easy by providing professional holiday decorators for hire.

Amazon Prime

We can’t forget about Amazon — thousands of employees are hired by Amazon during the holidays to make sure your gifts, decorations, and more get to you efficiently.

The gig economy is BOOMING this time of year with many industries hiring seasonal or contingent workers to join them in making the holidays bigger and better each year. The gig economy has transformed the holidays, making it much more simple to celebrate festively than ever before. Seasonal gigs give thousands of people employment opportunities — give individuals, businesses, and the economy a major boost. Utilizing the gig economy this time of year not only makes your life easier, but helps others celebrate, too. At Gig Wage, we are proud to support the gig economy all year round, but we are particularly proud to help make the holidays a little brighter for all.

Written by

Lucy Hart