In 2020 it’s estimated freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce
That means the freelance community will grow by 15% in the next 5 years. Upwork and Freelancers Union published a survey called Freelancing in America 2017; results show “the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelance (by 2027).” A recent survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London found that 34% said more than half their company’s full-time workforce would be working remotely by 2020.”
So Why the increase in freelancing? What are the motivators?
Work/life balance is at the top of the list
Flexibility is a priority. People want quality time with family and the ability to control their schedules. Why not have a healthy walk with your dog in the morning and a micro commute to your remote workspace? Working remotely reduces our carbon footprint and cuts the burden, cost and stress of a long grid-locked commute.
Have WiFi? That’s all most people need to get their job done. There’s Skype, Zoom, Slack, What’s App and plenty of resources for online training, support and communities connecting people to freelance opportunities around the world.
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