I watched a very interesting episode of Money Week (in mandarin) about the rise of the gig economy whereby individuals could earn an income or some pocket monies at a flexible timetable arrangement through the use of apps like Uber. Basically, all the individual needs to do is to enrol or subscribe to the apps of services he or she could provide. After that when there are work or job opportunities on these apps and at a time slot available to the individual, the individual would just take up the job and go for it; and get paid after the assignment.

For instance, the show featured a mother who could, as a result of this more flexible work arrangement, spend more time with her kids and at the same time, with her spare time on hand, has stints as a Uber driver and a “marketer” (helping others with the purchases …