Today’s employment market is a harsh one. With increasing running costs and consumers rushing to find the lowest prices, many businesses are taking the tough choice to reduce their workforce – putting many skilled and long-serving employees out of work and with few prospects for new employment.
Taking the leap and becoming a freelancer is a no easy decision, but it’s one that more and more people are choosing to make. Some estimates state that by 2020, over 50% of the US workforce will be self-employed. This indicates a seismic shift from traditional office work with set hours, to a style of business that allows for greater flexibility, autonomy, and a career on your own terms.