Mar 272020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

The term ‘Freelancer' expresses joy and freedom. After all, overseeing your own time and securing clients at your own pace is a dream job.

Statistics further support this fact that between 2014 and 2017, there's been a rise of 3 million freelancers in the United States alone.

Over 35% of the U.S. workforce consists of freelancers, who've collectively brought in a revenue stream of a mammoth $1 trillion according to a survey released by ‘Freelancing in America: 2016'.

With the increasing trend of people shifting over to a freelancing lifestyle, it begs the question – just why are freelancers a happy bunch and how do we determine the value of this happiness?

THE ADVANTAGES OF A FREELANCING LIFESTYLE

Why Freelancers are happier than traditional workers?

The ultimate battle that rages on – Employees versus Freelancers.

Which one wins as a career option?

Exactly why has there been such a boom in the freelancing space?

According to a 2015 survey, freelancers have the most important resource available to them over traditional employees – Flexibility.

The ability to manage time is the core reason many people shift to the freelancing market. Single mothers, university students, part-timers, businessmen, and just about anyone with a marketable talent tap into the freelancer's world.

Another factor that adds to the happiness of freelancers is variable contracts.

While an employee in a company gains experience from a single source – the company itself, a freelancer has a range of clients to work with simultaneously as his or her time allows.

Being tied down to a permanent cubicle versus having their own personal workspace makes freelancing a sought-after market.

Personal Group carried out a poll which demonstrated that only a meager 48% of employees were happy when working for someone while an ...read more

Source:: The Freelancing Lifestyle 5 Factors to Work on that Contribute to a Freelancer’s Happiness

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