FixApa is Now MDEC’s Shared Economy Platform Partner

Malaysia is seeking ways to boost “sharing economy” activities as more people embraces the prospects of putting their assets or services online for a fee. Explosion of the sharing economy has given prominence to digital platforms like Airbnb, which is estimated to have two million listing and is the world’s largest hotel chain without owning the […]

CareApa – Caring for Your Parents

As your parents (or you) get older, living independently in their own home can become more difficult. If they are finding it harder to do the things they used to, they can ask for some help at home (if your are busy!) Asking for help doesn’t mean that they are losing their independence; it’s quite […]

Know your worth – your freelance recommended fee

Recommended Retail Fee (RRF) is a simple computation of what you should be charging/earning as a freelancer taking into consideration all your expenses. It is just a guide, gigsters can raise or reduce their RRF but not lower than respective floor price. Housing – Your current home rental / house loan installment Travel expenses – […]

GIG ECONOMY ON THE RISE IN MALAYSIA

THE term “gig” is usually associated with musicians hired for short-term performances or a one-off show, but it has now become a norm in today’s employment landscape. In a gig economy, temporary and flexible jobs are commonplace and employers tend to hire independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time workers, according to American financial website […]

How Covid-19 will transform the gig-economy in Malaysia

Participation in the gig economy has grown rapidly over the past few years, and expanded exponentially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, due in part to the increased reliance on gig workers (gigsters) to home-deliver necessities to consumers. Furthermore, the crisis has upended the traditional 9-5 working world and caused many blue- and white-collar […]

How the Pandemic is Powering the Gig Economy

The freelance ecosystem has immensely benefitted from the disruptions brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic Globally, fears of the coronavirus pandemic have triggered a dramatic shift towards gig workers, remote working and the work-from-home regime. As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. The adage has been ringing true during the past decade […]

Ways To Find Your Passion

It can be so frustrating when people advise you, “Just follow your passion!” Yeah, sure, you’d love to—if only you knew what your passion was. You’re probably the kind of person who works hard, with commitment and persistence. When you know what you’re doing, nothing will stop you. But before you can become unstoppable, you […]

Freelance or Full Time?

While a lot of employees yearn to be their own boss and to work to their own schedule, many freelancers envy the stability and security of a full-time salaried employee. The grass may look greener on the other side of the creek for both, but when it comes to deciding what is best for you, […]

Gig Economy is here to stay

PEOPLE lose jobs when companies fail to compete with the technology-enabled alternatives which offer new inventions and modifications in an attempt to stay relevant with existing customers as well as to attract new customers. One example, the travel agencies – losing to online travel booking websites, Uber services is replacing the traditional taxis, and Netflix […]