I don't blame them.
Living in a time of government shutdowns and economic uncertainty, many Americans are not wondering "if" they will lose their jobs, but "when."
Workers around the country are faced with questions regarding their future and its stability- not just financially, but also it can take a toll emotionally.
Enter Fiverr, the "world's largest market place for services, starting at $5."
Fiverr promotes a freelance and entrepreneurial economy, some are now calling it a "Gig Economy."
Fiverr allows you to find a gig online after putting out information about yourself. Companies, individuals, or organizations can hire you and will pay the wage or fee you are looking for.
"Fiverr is adding 4,000 services per day," says Micha Kaufman, CEO of Fiverr. "The beauty is as a small business you can find anything you can think of to help you build your business. Anything from helping you build your identity (logo) to content to translating this content to other languages to helping with website design and social presence."
Fiverr might be on to something.
Here are some of the findings in their recently released Harris/Fiverr Poll.
62% of American adults feel there is a void in their current work life, and of them -- 75% believe the ‘gig economy’ could fill the void.
25% believe employers don't know what is most important to their employees in today's work environment.
Another result said that almost one-half of those surveyed are aware of the Gig Economy and they would want Gig Economy employment over our current ways.
That's big news.
It's also big news that half of those currently employed or employable feel that their current financial situation doesn't let them to provide for themselves and their family like they want to.
The survey also revealed that people want to be entrepreneurs and 41% or respondents say would feel more empowered in a Gig Economy. Those age 18-54 (47%) are more likely than those age 55+ (31%) to say respond this way.
It's a good sign for entrepreneurs and it might just be the shot in the arm this country needs.