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.