Don’t want to commit to a particular employer and kind of “float” around? Maybe, life as a Freelancer would work for you! What’s a Freelancer?
A Freelancer is defined as:
A person who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. An “Independent Contractor” who sells freelance labor to clients, works independently, or one who uses associations or websites to obtain work.”
FreelancersUnion.org estimates that 53 Million Americans are doing Freelance work. That’s approximately 34% of today’s workforce. Why are there so many?
- Technology makes it very easy for Freelancers to offer services.
- Some turn to Freelancing to financially cushion their full-time jobs.
- Finding work in Corporate America is becoming increasingly more difficult.
- People love the freedom of being their own boss and working around their lifestyle.
But I really don’t want to elaborate on the “Why”. Today I want to visually show you the Life of a Freelancer.
Being a Freelancer can be very challenging. Some ask me as to why I am pursuing a career in Freelancing. Simply put, I want to be my own boss. I know what lies ahead for me, as someone who is just starting out on her own, is going difficult but rewarding in the end.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
The benefits of Freelancing, in my opinion, outweigh the obstacles and the demands to get there.
Let’s talk a look at this Infographic below, The Beauty and Madness of Freelancing.