Gig Economy

Discoveries and insights from our journey on the front lines of the 1099 contracting workforce. With enhanced FREEDOM comes increased responsibility.

March 30, 2018

3 Tax Season Tips for Independent Contractors

by
Reggie Clodfelter
Director of Communications at Thor
It’s that time of year. Tax season is here, and it’s especially stressful for independent contractors — I know, my taxes this year are on a 1099, just as they have been for the last three years.
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December 24, 2018

Why every business needs Odin™

by
David Chin
Co-Founder & CEO at Thor
Last week, I wrote about how every on-demand company needs Odin™ as its primary tool for attracting, retaining, and paying its independent contractors. But the scope was too narrow.
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December 12, 2018

Why every on-demand company needs Odin™

by
David Chin
Co-Founder & CEO at Thor
Every so often, a product is launched that revolutionizes current business processes to such a degree that every company in a particular market adopts it. Odin™ will have that effect on the Gig Economy and the on-demand companies that populate it.
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November 14, 2018

Ditch the 9—5? We Believe in the Gig Economy

by
Matthew Lawler
Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer
My passion for building freedom-empowering technology runs deep. We have to envision an ideal future and go after it with everything we've got. I wrote this poem and put it to motion to share a little bit about where I think this ship is headed ; ) #goThor !
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The Economy’s Health Problem

by
Reggie Clodfelter
Director of Communications at Thor
The U.S. economy is undergoing a profound change — and fast. The share of workers classified as independent contractors has skyrocketed over the last decade to 36% percent. That’s 57.3 million Americans!
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A Primer on Retirement Accounts for Freelancers

by
Reggie Clodfelter
Director of Communications at Thor
Everyone knows it. We’re supposed to be saving for our retirement. Social Security probably won’t be enough to cover everything — if it’s even around at all by the time I try to retire.
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Why the Gig Economy needs Thor Lightning Pay™

by
David Chin
Co-Founder & CEO at Thor
There’s no getting around it. The modern economy is moving to a freelancer model — and fast. You’ve seen the numbers. The freelance economy is expected to grow to 43% of the U.S. workforce by 2020, and freelancers already contributed $1 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2015.
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July 26, 2018

Bringing Healthcare to the Gig Economy

by
Ben Lambert
Director of Legal Operations and Business Development at Thor
While the majority of our updates have been focused on our Thor Lightning Pay™ platform, we have been diligently working behind the scenes to provide our users with a comprehensive healthcare solution.
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