Here are the numbers. We are all aware of the buzz for “freelancing.” Well, let’s dive in and see just how well or not individuals from the world over are doing freelance work. Like any other business venture, you may have considered freelance work, but the statistics aren’t readily available. And so, you are not sure if you will be able to swim in this outside pool.
To the numbers…
In the United States, there are about 53 million registered freelancers. That is a third of the workforce available. And guess what? Freelancers in the USA contribute approximately 715 billion dollars to the economy annually. It is pretty huge. Just imagine how much of this cherry you can bite if you became a freelancer today. And the numbers are going up for most freelancers; people see increased revenue from freelance work. It has led to the widespread aspiration to “work from home.” The fact remains that freelance work doesn’t have to be done from home; it is just done “remotely.” So you can go on a vacation and still be pulling in the earnings.
80% of people who aren’t freelancers are considering getting aboard this freelance cruise. The freedom is infectious I must say. 69% of freelancers are adamant that technology has brought freelance jobs closer to their online profiles, 77% remain optimistic that the best days are still ahead for freelancing. More than 60%f freelancers say the best days are yet ahead for freelancing. And even better, today, freelancing is being seen with more regard in the society. Freelancers are proud to come forth and identify themselves as such.
How about Britain?
In the UK, about one and half million individuals are working as freelancers. And this has seen a growth of about 14% in the last ten years. More than 70% of residents in the UK agree that freelance work brings an enviable job and life balance; something that the new generation craves so desperately. 72% of people (men and women) believe that freelancing is the surest way to spend adequate time with your family. It is a no-brainer, since you operate remotely, and what better place to work than at home (maybe even in bed).
Worldwide, more companies are looking for freelance websites to recruit talents. It has led to freelancers commanding more competitive wages for their work. And as you can imagine, the margin between a day job and many freelance opportunities is becoming narrower by the day. Someday, maybe freelancers will earn more than on-site workers.
Across Europe, freelance numbers have gone up by 45%. Today, almost 9 million Europeans are enjoying the comfort of working from their homes. Spain and Slovakia are recording unprecedented numbers of independent workers thanks to freelance work. Italy has seen a resounding 21% rate of independence among its working population.
You will be amazed just how serious freelance work has become in the past decade. Service providers, especially IT solution providers are seeing record high annual incomes in the six figures.
We appreciate this upward rise, we believe in the power of freelance work. And you want to benefit from the 21st century; you should do your best not be left behind. Get acquainted today, and tap into this booming industry in an economy with no borders.