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!
Feeling an itch to do your own thing? This guide for first-time freelancers is sure to help… Whether you’re dreaming about being your own boss or want to start a side hustle, freelancing can be an excellent way to feel professionally satisfied and support yourself financially. Sure, striking out on your own is exciting. But it also comes with a handful of hurdles you’ll need to navigate as you get started. With that in mind, we put together a list of common mistakes first-time freelancers make — and, more importantly, how to avoid them. Read on to run your biz
Today, more than ever before, a job has become a transitory thing. After all, a volatile economy has changed they way we think about our career and our future.
So does that mean loyalty is a thing of the past?
For the past several years, thought leaders have discussed a critical change in the global economy: the move toward the “gig economy” or the contingent workforce.
Why? Because the returning health of the global economy has led to an increase in workers who prefer to retain more control over their careers…
The Gig Economy may be in it’s infancy, but freelancers are already having an impact on the economy as they leave the traditional 9-to-5 workforce behind.
Read on to see how how your career might be affected as the Gig Economy moves from infancy to maturity…