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Subscriptions and the Gig Economy

Subscriptions and the Gig Economy


“Working nine-to-five, what a way to make a living.” Who knew when Dolly Parton first dropped this banger, that the gig economy would come along and completely demolish this sentiment?

Work ain’t the same as it used to be. No longer are employees expected to be chained to their desk Monday to Friday. No longer are people full-time workers with a full-on decorated desk and afternoon snacks in the drawer. The gig economy has completely flipped the script on the traditional nine-to-five life. 

Not sure what the gig economy is? It’s all about short-term commitments where independent contractors work for companies temporarily. Basically, it’s freelance work if it went to private school.

Here’s why the gig economy is a good thing, and how product subscriptions can support this growing industry. 

The Rise of the Gig Economy

According to a World Bank report, the gig economy accounts for up to 12% of the global labour market – and this number is only going to get higher. This is particularly promising for women and youth in developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, job postings on the most popular digital platform for gig workers grew by 130%, compared to 14% for North America. 

This increase can help address youth unemployment, support women’s participation in the workforce, and provide a new path to help people out of poverty. In a country like South Africa, this can have a massive positive influence on society. 

Subscriptions and the Gig Economy

We know commitment is messy, so of course we’re all for the gig economy. Think about it. Short term flings with businesses, giving them just enough to want more before you find something new and exciting that takes your fancy? Now, that’s right up our alley.

Subscriptions and the gig economy go together like peanut butter and jam, Batman and Robin, Romeo and Juliet (only without the dying part). They’re great on their own, but together? They’re unstoppable. 

Picture this: You’re a freelance graphic designer, juggling clients left, right, and centre. Your life is a whirlwind of creativity and deadlines – and hey, you wouldn’t have it any other way. But what about all those devices you need to make your magic happen? 

If you’re a contract worker, chances are the company you’re working for won’t supply you with the necessary tech. It’s not cheap getting a laptop, tablet, and phone to get all your work done, whether you’re at home or out and about. Enter product subscriptions.

With Rentoza, you can wave goodbye to dropping a small fortune on the latest tech. Say hello to affordable monthly plans that give you access to all the tools of the trade without breaking the bank. Now you can enjoy your laptop, headphones, smartphone and more, and still have money left over in your monthly budget. 

Another benefit? The flexibility! Let’s say you got a new opportunity and you’ll need a more powerful laptop to run the software the company uses. You shouldn’t have to say no to that opportunity just because your laptop can’t run it. Just subscribe to the right one instead! You can get a subscription for anywhere from one month to 18 months, so all you need to do is choose the subscription length that works for you. 

If you’re interested in joining the gig economy, make things easier on yourself subscriptions. You’re not just subscribing to an item. You’re subscribing to convenience, flexibility, freedom, and access. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

Commitment is messy. Just Rentoza it.

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