We have officially entered the age of the gig economy, and it is certainly seems here to stay. From Airbnb to Uber and everything in between, we've probably all engaged in the gig economy at some point. The below infographic from Self Storage takes a deeper look at the gig economy and why it's here to stay.

The gig economy is basically creating millions of microentrepreneurs, who are taking more control of their careers and overall time. According to the infographic, 44% of American adults have participated in the gig economy, either as freelancers or clients.

Gig workers seem pretty satisfied with their jobs, with 71% saying they've had positive experiences. However, more than half agree that the providers they work for have taken advantage of the lack of regulation when it comes to this work model.

Learn more about the gig economy below.

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