At Direct Selling News (DSN), our mission is clear: to serve and edify the channel. We achieve this by being the channel’s daily resource for breaking global news, emerging trends and powerful stories. DSN is always looking to broaden and deepen our scope by providing new tools designed to help hard-working direct selling companies and distributors educate the public about the channel.
With that in mind, we have added this exciting new Research & Resources section which will give our readers access to full length scholarly papers from such authors as University of Texas at Austin Professor Robert A. Peterson and former DSN Editor John Fleming.
Based on extensive research and surveys, these papers provide key insights into the gig economy and the people that succeed in it. They tackle misconceptions and inaccuracies about who is involved and what kind of work they do. Most importantly, they give concrete and powerful proof of the long-term viability of the side hustle culture.
- Independent Contractors: Efficient Efficient, Effective & Valuable!
- On the Implications of the Gig Economy
- Dispelling the Myths of the Gig Economy (Response to the New Yorker magazine March 23 article)
We will continue to build out this resource over time in order to provide a current and compelling snapshot of the gig economy. We encourage and invite our readers to utilize the content and data these papers have compiled to educate your field and prospects and edify the industry.