Why Americans Freelance: 7 Reasons
The reasons many turn to freelancing are as varied as the individual themselves. As a freelancer since 1993 and the publisher of this site since 1999, following are some I’ve heard over the years.
i) Unhappy in a job;
ii) Downsized out of a job;
iii) Want more of a life;
iv) Want more control over the future;
v) Need to earn more money;
vi) Want to work from home; and/or
vii) Always dreamed of running their own business / doing their own thing.
6 Reasons Freelancing Shouldn’t Frighten You
FYI, if you’re scared to take the plunge, here are 6 reasons to jump on in the freelance waters.
Types of Professionals Who are Freelancing
Freelancing is not just limited to the normal professions like web design. Individuals who take the freelance plunge run the gamut — from “being a doctor to a programmer to being a nanny,” says Sara Horowitz, founder of the Freelancers Union, in the article More Americans are Freelancing.
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