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Why Being a Looker is Hotter Than Being a Hipster

Ditch those skinny jeans, flannels, and vintage glasses – because being a hipster is old news.

The new cool kids on the block are gig workers. Not only do gig workers have some of the best jobs around, they’re also pulling in big money in the process.  

According to McKinsey Quarterly, global revenue from sharing economy gigs is expected to hit $335 billion in the next ten years.

Think how much you could buy at Urban Outfitters for that!

Fast Company even refers to these on-demand gigs as “the future of work.”

If that’s not enough reason to jump on board the gig economy train, then maybe this is – becoming a gig worker is easy. Pick up tasks and make money on your own time as a WeGoLook Looker.

Heck, you can even keep the skinny jeans, flannels, and vintage glasses if you really want to!

Here’s the lowdown on the gig economy and why being a looker is hotter than being a hipster.

What is a Looker?

Simply put, WeGoLook Lookers are gig workers who conduct asset verification tasks such as traveling to view a vehicle, property, or retrieve documents on behalf of a consumer. 

Think of someone who wants to buy a car on eBay or Craigslist, but can't travel to view the car itself. Maybe it's located in another state.

Increasingly people are choosing to use services like WeGoLook to task someone to travel on their behalf to view something, communicate with the seller, take pictures and videos, and then submit a report.

Our Lookers conduct tasks via the WeGoLook app, so everything is done via mobile technology.

No more desks, no more bosses, and no more Friday afternoon confrontations with your boss about TPS reports.

Didn't you get the memo?

As a Looker, you can browse available tasks, accept those that interest you, complete the tasks, and – cha-ching! – you’re making money and are part of the gig economy.

Top 4 Benefits of Being a Looker

What’s so great about being a Looker anyway? Let's start with this...

  • No Boss – Gig workers don’t have bosses or supervisors. You have no one telling you what to do or when to work.
  • Variety – Doing the same thing all day gets boring. As a gig worker, you’re constantly exposed to new tasks and people. The work options are limitless.
  • Flexibility – Working as a gig worker isn’t 9-5. Set your own hours, or pick up a few gigs here and there as your schedule allows. You have unlimited flexibility.
  • Increased Income – Make as little or as much money as you’d like as a gig worker. Your income depends on how much you’re willing to work. It’s all about initiative.
  • Become an Expert – The more you use a particular platform, the more of an expert you become at those tasks. WeGoLook Lookers quickly become experienced at performing property and vehicle inspections and more.

Kind of cool right?

This is why the gig economy is the fastest growing job category at the moment, with approximately 34 percent of our workforce participating in some fashion. Predictions are that by 2020, the gig economy participation rate will grow to 50 percent.

Who is Being a Looker for?

Being a looker is for everyone – even hipsters! Yet, there are a few characteristics that most share.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most gig workers utilize gig work as a way to supplement their primary income. They pick up gigs whenever they have a little spare time.

A smaller, yet growing, number of gig workers are making gig work their full-time job. Thanks to the abundance of gig work platforms, like WeGoLook, these gig workers can easily fill up an entire day making money with a variety of tasks.

For example, many Lookers also use platforms like Airbnb and Uber to make even more money in the emerging sharing economy. This is called platform stacking.

Some gig workers only pick up gigs sporadically. Picking up a few tasks every few weeks won’t add up too much, but it does add up to a little extra craft beer money.

The best thing about being a Looker is that there’s no commitment. Try it out and see if you like it. If not, it’s no big deal.

Go ahead, see for yourself what being a gig worker is all about.

Final Thoughts

Honestly, who wants to be a hipster anymore?

The coolest new trend is no longer being a hipster, but a Looker in the gig economy. Or, maybe, we can call it a 'Lookster.'

OK, maybe not, let's stick with Looker

The gig economy isn’t going to go away anytime soon. And, if anything, it will grow to permeate more of our lives as people ditch the traditional 9-5 in favor of flexible employment.

Give it a shot, commit to trying out one gig in your spare time to test the gig waters.

Jump on in; the water is just fine!