By Catherine Powell
Whether you’re fully invested in the gig economy or are just looking to pick up a little folding green by moonlighting, there are a few things you need to know before you get started. That’s because whether you are thinking of getting into ridesharing, becoming a delivery driver, or even using Airbnb to rent out your home or just a room, there are some liabilities that aren’t covered by your auto or homeowner’s policy. Even if you’re thinking about making and selling jewelry or some other craft online, don’t assume that your existing insurance is going to cover your endeavors. Should someone be injured by one of your products or your wares get stolen or burned up in a fire, you’ll soon come to find that all your hard work has gone up in smoke. Below are some words to the wise about what you need to know to protect you and your sideline business.