The JobHacking Movement
Jobhacking is finding creative alternatives to traditional employment. It’s a bit more than self-employment alone – it’s the exploratory lifestyle changes that go with moving from being an employee to being independent. Jobhackers might be freelancers, serial and social entrepreneurs, digital nomads, contractors, solopreneurs, or other free agents. Jobhacking necessarily involves thinking about all the things that are either taken care of for traditional employees or that are offered in a sort of canned format. Jobhackers might take less traditional approaches to old-age savings, acquiring health insurance, doing accounting, location and travel, work venues and transportation, technology and marketing strategy – and that’s just a few examples. Jobhacker.org is interested in the entire gamut of jobhacker culture.
JobHacker.org is a site dedicated to exploring changes, events, and interests of the jobhacking community [more on jobhacking].
JobHacker was founded by Daniel DiGriz, as the Rules of Work Blog, in 2002, when the bottom fell out of the US economy, as a venue for thinking about how to work independently and live by one’s work apart from dependence on traditional employment. Daniel was (and is) interested in how individuals can ensure their own economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship, contracting, freelancing, free agency, or some combination of these and traditional employment. The underlying values that started the blog are the pursuit and concept of one’s unique vocation and the wisdom of keeping multiple irons in the fire (multiple income streams) among other strategies to secure and ensure independence.
Rules of Work grew into JobHacker through discussions between Daniel DiGriz and Steve Pruneau at Free Agent Source about independent workers (free agents) and how they are situated in the larger jobhacking movement, as well as discussions with various colleagues and partners of Free Agent Source in the Orange County, California area. Convinced that what we’re seeing is a fundamental movement across the US economy and the world toward jobhacking, Daniel concluded there’s a need to help the nascent community’s attempt at self-definition and the formation of its ethos, but engaging in observation, analysis, critique, and provocative thought – hence jobhacker.stylebyanastasia.com