The US MRKT Sales Associate (SA) is a participant in the growing “gig” economy. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be gig economy independent contractors. This trend is global. Another term for these workers includes “freelance”– meaning, a person who is hired for a specific task, at a specific rate and for a specific period of time. Think of the Uber driver, or the US MRKT SA.
The payment system company Payoneer has published a recent study of Freelancers and the following are some interesting findings (they surveyed 21,000 freelancers from 170 countries):
The point I am making is that a US MRKT SA is also a freelancer, in that he/she will earn according to the hours spent as a SA promoting the products and services available on the platform.