On-demand and sharing economies are changing the nature of work. This Learning Path explains how to make money working gigs for Lyft, TaskRabbit, and Airbnb, so you can leverage these opportunities to help you achieve your future career dreams.
Learn how to earn an income by performing on-demand services.
Develop time management and personal finance skills.
Advance your business skills to thrive as a self-employed worker.
Starting Your Career in the On-Demand Economy with Garrick Chow
Prepare for a new way of freelancing in the on-demand economy. Find out how Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit are changing the nature of work, and whether on-demand work is the right fit for you.
1h 5m • COURSE
Making Money with Airbnb with Christopher Matthew Spencer
Learn how to make money on Airbnb. Learn to manage Airbnb properties, create great listings, and interact with guests from initial inquiry through checkout.
2h 15m • COURSE
Making Money with VRBO with Christopher Matthew Spencer
Learn how to make money on VRBO. Learn to manage VRBO properties, create great listings, and interact with guests from initial inquiry through checkout.
2h 7m • COURSE
Time Management Fundamentals with Dave Crenshaw
Get time management strategies to stay organized, keep a clear mind, and be more productive—in work and life.
2h 53m • COURSE
Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text with Suzanna Kaye
Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.
58m 59s • COURSE
Managing Your Personal Finances with Jane Barratt
Financial expert Jane Barratt outlines a way of thinking "beyond the paycheck" that enables a more productive approach to earning, spending, saving, and investing money.
1h 26m • COURSE
Entrepreneurship Foundations with Whitney Johnson
Discover the basics of becoming an entrepreneur and running your own business.
2h 20m • COURSE
You'll learn how to get ahead in the on-demand gig economy with these experts
Garrick Chow has authored 75+ training courses, and is a presenter at Macworld and AIGA.
Garrick Chow is a senior staff author at Lynda.com, and has authored dozens of courses, covering a diverse range of topics. He regularly leads live classes and seminars at private companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities. He has been a presenter at the Macworld conference, and at events for design associations such as AIGA and UCDA. His interests include audio and music production, digital lifestyle tools, and fitness-related apps and gadgets. When not sitting in front of a computer screen, Garrick can be found playing with the indie-rock band The Jellybricks (www.thejellybricks.com) or trail running. Visit him at www.garrickchow.com or follow him on Twitter @garrickchow.
Christopher Matthew Spencer is a businessperson, author, educator, and mentor.
He was early to embrace the Internet culture. Like many, he saw it as an information highway that could be applied innovatively. Christopher Matthew's focus on entrepreneurs and everyday Internet users derives from his "roll up your sleeves, hard working mindset" that has led him to his own achievements.
Christopher Matthew mentors and educates on a wide variety of essential topics, including sales, retail, payments, as well as real estate and rental properties. He is currently sharing his wealth of knowledge through collaboration with Lynda.com.
Christopher Matthew's philosophy encompasses life-long learning and he loves sharing his expertise with those who desire it, just as he did many years ago. He has consulted to many notable Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to helming his own companies, Christopher Matthew proudly serves on the Global Business team at kathy ireland Worldwide.
His mission is education through demonstration. Christopher Matthew attributes his success to happiness and the pursuit of all things he finds fun in life.
Dave Crenshaw is an author and leadership coach who has been featured in Time and USA Today.
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books and counting, including The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done, which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of business leaders worldwide. Find out more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and productivity expert.
Specializing in chronic disorganization, ADD, and disabilities, she brings to each client the knowledge of simplifying even the most difficult tasks. She has been a professional organizer since 2006, and comes from a background in business, finance, and education, with previous corporate positions including CFO, managing director, and teacher.
Jane Barratt is the chief advocacy officer at MX Technologies, Inc.
Previously, Jane was the CEO at Goldbean, an online investing platform designed to help people start their investment journey with companies and brands they love, know, and buy. Jane is also a registered investment advisor (RIA) through FINRA and holds the Series 65 Securities license.
Jane is a global marketing and digital advertising pioneer, with C-suite roles in leading practices, brands, and agencies all over the world. Jane used what she saw in her career and travels to build her own personal investment portfolio that enabled her to take the leap and start GoldBean. "My 28-year-old self needed GoldBean—I had to learn and do everything the hard way when it came to investing."
Her passion is connecting people with each other, and to ideas that can change their lives. An advocate for financial literacy, Jane is taking an innovative approach to building investment expertise at scale.
She can usually be found extolling the benefits of investing and telling women to stop spending so much money on shoes—unless they buy shares in growing, successful shoe companies, of course. An avid traveler and wine lover, Jane is charting the new normal of a balanced life with her husband and three children.
With the right tools and education, Jane firmly believes that anyone can be a confident investor.
Author of Disrupt Yourself, Whitney Johnson is a consultant and thought leader on disruption and innovation.
Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption and cofounder of Clayton Christensen's investment firm. She is a regular contributor for Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn, and the author of Disrupt Yourself, which Publisher's Weekly called "superb, savvy, wise." Whitney also speaks and consults with Fortune 100 Companies. Recently, her work was recognized by the Thinkers50, which named her as a finalist for the 2013 Future Thinker Award. You can find her at whitneyjohnson.com.