The State of Freelancing 2017
Did you know: In 2016 there were 55 million freelancers in the US—35% of the US workforce! A lot of people are taken aback by this, but what really bakes their noodles is the fact that is the fastest growing trend. If you’re one of them, then you’re in good company. And freelancing 2017 won’t go away anytime soon. The business of freelancing is changing rapidly; anyone active in the industry can see it. My own experience leads me to see certain trends that are already in effect, and are poised to really take off in 2017.
Why become a freelancer?
Sometimes you reach a point when you just know you have to make a change. Freelancing is one option to pursue if you want to re-invigorate how you feel about work. The Upwork study (“Freelancing in America: 2016 ) found the top reasons people chose to become freelancers were to be their own boss, to have a flexible work schedule and to have a flexible work location. Do any of these sound like your reasons for needing a change? Let’s take a look at what is ahead on Freelancing 2017.
by Vagabond Elmer, founder and curator of the Vagabond Lifestyles blog, a community for those people interested in living a simple, economically sustainable, and nomadic lifestyle.
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