An entrepreneur from Terre Haute has launched an app that she says can help simplify the transition from traditional jobs to freelance work. Indiana Gregg, founder and chief executive officer of WeDo, says the payment platform empowers entrepreneurs to take on freelance work. A freelance entrepreneur herself, Gregg says the pandemic inspired her to make a change, prompting her to leave her 9-5 job and develop WeDo.
In an interview with Gerry Dick, Gregg discussed the app’s features and how the pandemic helped energize her efforts.
“What we’re doing is providing tools for people to empower them, to do their side hustle or create a new business for themselves,” said Gregg. “The Great Resignation is really happening. We know that by 2027, it could be over half the global workforce working in freelance.”
The company has raised more than $3 million in funding.
Gregg says there is a barrier to entry for a lot of freelance work.
“So the risk is that you spend a lot of money to get your business started, and what we do is relieve the front-end payment point,” said Gregg. “We provide tools that allow people to manage their calendar, they can create communities, or one-to-one, face-to-face meetings and take payments in real-time.”
Gregg says the app allows users to take payments in any currency, including crypto.
“It globalizes your ability and your reach as a freelancer,” says Gregg. “It empowers you to take payment without hassle.”
Gregg says the pandemic helped speed up the process to some extent.
“We know that freelancing was, and is, and always has been a thing, but not quite as big as what we’re seeing now,” said Gregg. “I think the pandemic has given us some wind behind our sails, for sure.”