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Why so many people are freelancing

Why so many people are freelancing

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Freelancing is on the rise

  • According to the freelance marketplace Upwork, the number of full-time freelancers grew from 28% in 2019 to 36% in 2020.
  • The pandemic may have accelerated the trend, it's not showing signs of slowing down.
  • In five years, by 2027, 86.5 million people will...

That shift in seeing life as a freelancer as more stable than a traditional full-time role is a big one. The most successful freelancers are ones that “don’t put all their eggs in one basket.” There may not be many if any, recession-proof jobs, but freelancers who have several lo...

Employers should consider how to integrate freelancers into the company culture and create a thoughtful onboarding process.

This is not about outsourcing to some gig workers. This is about long-term, enduring relationships that serve these professionals with their incredib...

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