The future is bright for the full-time Uber driver. That's according to an analysis from Simon Rothman, a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. He refers to rideshare drivers -- and others who make a living thanks to the existence of marketplaces created by startups like Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Homejoy -- as uncollared workers.
In a post on Forbes, Rothman acknowledges the argument that these platforms take old jobs and make them worse by stripping away benefits and job security. But he believes the gains associated with this lifestyle far outweigh the losses."Uncollared workers work when they want to work and do the job that they want to do. They are able to control the 'when' and 'what' of their job," he writes.
The entire uncollared economy is predicted to grow to $10 billion by next year and will include more than 1 million full and part time workers. Check out the infographic below for more on why Rothman is optimistic about these types of jobs.