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Australia’s Gig economy and the rise of the side-hustle

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Uber Eats, Menulog, Deliveroo – they’re names Aussie households have become all too familiar with, especially throughout COVID-19 when ordering in became the new going out.

The popularity of such services combined with cuts to part-time work has seen more people turn to freelance work, opting for the independent contractor rather than the traditional employee route.

According to website CXC Global, the dramatic rise of a flexible workforce was one of the key things to emerge from 2020, and it’s something that is set to continue in 2021.

The shift to gig-style consulting jobs is evident in almost every known industry. Outside of technology, where CXC says it has been happening for some time, other job categories include: Marketers, Drivers (think Uber and food delivery) and Tradespeople.

Benefits of an independent contractor model

So, what exactly are the benefits of independent contractor roles and ‘gig’ work?

  • Choose your own work days and hours
  • Fits around family commitments
  • Gives you a sense of achievement and ability to be your own boss
  • Minimal start-up costs
  • Become part of a bigger brand, where the marketing is done for you

Start your side hustle, or make it a full-time opportunity

In addition to the growing Gig Economy, which is where ‘gig’ workers enter into formal agreements with on-demand companies – the side-hustle is also booming in Australia.  

“Often, the side-hustle is what’s known as a ‘passion project’ – the type of work individuals desire to perform, which is often different from the work at their typical ‘job’,” the article from CXC explains.

“With worker demand for the side-hustle on the rise and smart organisations seeing a huge opportunity for awesome productivity and output gains, the side-hustle will prove to be a major win-win in the organisation-worker relationship. It’s one of those gig economy trends in Australia that’s ramping up right now.”

Whether you’re looking to supplement your income, or create full-time opportunities, there are many options out there for flexible work-life options.

Join the Laundry Lady team – stay at home jobs Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland

Like the popular rideshare and food delivery services, national mobile wash and fold business The Laundry Lady also uses an independent contractor model.

With all the benefits of a franchise, and award-winning established online booking system, it couldn’t be easier to start your side-hustle. Start small, or choose to build your income. It’s up to you.

If you’d like to turn your washing machine into a money maker, and earn income with your iron, then it’s time to apply now and find out more! Laundry Ladies and Lads welcome – ideal for stay at home parents, students, job seekers, and more.

For more details on how to apply, head to our Join the Team page.


If you’re looking for part-time work from home, home-based opportunities, home business ideas, or ways to make money from home, The Laundry Lady could be what you’re after. Easy online application, full training provided.

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