I would not consider that I am more of a freelancer or part of the gig economy.
For a long while, I held a job that many said was rather stable. The difference is that I have a gig at night that pays as well.
Generally, I do not face any cash flow problems throughout that time because I don’t do crazy things like spending more than what I earned.
The gig part pays, but it does not cover all the expenses, so its role to me is good to have and it keeps me motivated. But I have been doing this since Uber, Grab, Deliveroo, Food Panda is a thing.
But before all this, there were a lot of professionals that manage their time, their own sales, their own earnings. Photographers, videographers, swimming coaches come to mind.
I always wonder what is a fundamental sound framework to think about