Sarah Szczypinski

Gig economy
Purdue University


  • More than 10 years of investigative journalism experience
  • Has contributed to outlets such as the Seattle Times, The Washington Post, and The Motley Fool
  • Was the gig economy and freelancing expert for The Balance Small Business


Sarah Szczypinski began her freelancing career in personal finance in 2009 when she wrote steadily for more than seven years for Lexington Law,, and During that time, she was approached by other writers curious to understand how she had connected with well-paying clients that allowed her to work remotely. She began sharing resources and giving advice, which led to a passion for helping others find stability through remote and gig employment. Her motivation led to investigative bylines and a career focused on finance and the future of flexible employment.

Szczypinski is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and her writing has been featured in dozens of publications, including The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, TIME, CNN, Nasdaq, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, USA Today, MONEY Magazine, Yahoo!, and others.


 Szczypinski earned her bachelor's degree in professional writing from Purdue University.