Reselling gig work is TikTok’s newest side hustle
“Resellers buy gig work for as cheap as $5 to resell for profit.”
This article is a bit critical of “drop servicing,” reselling other services for a profit, but there are opportunities here for creators.
There are many low-cost services that could benefit from better marketing and a niche marketplace.
“Drop servicing is yet another side hustle with promises of grandeur getting attention on social media platforms. It takes its name from the more commonly known practice of drop shipping. In drop shipping, a retailer sells physical goods online without maintaining any stock themselves, instead ordering directly from a manufacturer who ships the products to the buyer. The middleman then pockets the markup.
Drop shipping is often seen as shady or misleading by consumers, who don’t know where the product is coming from.
Drop servicing, sometimes called service arbitrage or service reselling, applies that same model to intangible services and products, like copy editing, voice-over work, graphic design, or social media marketing strategy — labor that is thought to be more specialized.”
I talked about this in my Unbundling Fiverr article.