Today’s job market is dramatically different than it was just a short time ago. We’re now living in a gig economy where one- to five-year stints are the norm and people need to plan their careers around a market that’s becoming more focused on skills rather than employment. Soon, the gig economy will employee more freelancers than traditional workers. In fact, 1 in 3 U.S. workers have already taken on some form of gig work. But, if you’re just getting started, there’s a lot you need to know.
So, you want to become a freelancer? Freelance work has emerged as an alternative to employment. There are some well-known benefits that come with taking the freelance plunge — pros that are sure to make you want to get up and out of your cubicle so you too can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of freelancing. Although there are agencies who assign the task, or companies who outsource their work, there is no permanent employment contract and the freelancer can willfully select or reject any project offered. And you can do it too!
From the position of your chair to the music you listen to, there are many factors that affect how productively you work from home.
With this in mind, the folks at Harvey’s Furniture have put together a brief guide to creating the perfect remote work setting…
There’s been a 115% increase in telecommuting over the last 10 years, and 43% of the U.S. workforce currently performs remote work to some degree.
So what’s the forecast for 2018? What does it all mean for current and aspiring freelancers and flex workers?
I’ve now successfully made the transition to a freelance writer, and here’s the thing: freelancing is just as cool as you’ve heard. I get to make my own hours, choose my clients, and take meetings in my PJs.
But freelancing is also just as hard as you’ve heard, and I’ve learned a lot of job seeking lessons…
While a full-time job may be the target of your job search, it’s worthwhile to examine the opportunities available to you through freelance or consulting work.
Let’s take a look at the some of the high’s, low’s, and gotta-know’s to help you decide if freelancing is right for you…