The State of Freelancing: Why “The Most Stable Job You Can Have Is the One You Create for Yourself”

A growing trend in the job market is freelancing. One of the reasons, as one small business owner put it, is, “I guess sort of the idea that the job you create for yourself is the most stable job you could have.”

It seems that more and more Americans are buying into this philosophy, as more than 40% of them are projected to be freelancers by 2020.

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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