Updated: Feb 12
If you’ve been unhappy at your current job or thinking of ways to bulk up your bank account, freelancing may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
This popular wage generator has exploded in recent years, with 41% of the U.S. workforce freelancing in 2020, which is up a whopping 13% since 2013. Impressive numbers considering the non-freelancing workforce only expanded by 2%.
Youth is driving the growth, with over half of working Generation Z-ers (ages 18-22) in the freelance pool, more than all other generations. This lucrative work option has become a lifestyle choice as well as a financial cushion.
Some people use freelancing as a way to transition out of the corporate 9-5 grind, pay off student loans or just enjoy the side hustle. Why is freelancing so enticing? Here are the top 4 benefits:
1. Control the Flow of Work
When you freelance, you pick the workload as well as the passion projects that you feel strongly about, working as many or as few hours that you can comfortably manage. With the flexibility to scale back your workload in the summer but put the pedal to the metal the rest of the year, you’ll have a schedule that many people dream of.
If you’re a night owl, you can skew your work hours to accommodate this, as well as being able to grab a spin class midday when you like. A healthy work-life balance is not only possible; it is completely up to you.
2. Less Distractions
Working a traditional job in an office comes with perks but also with lots of diversions that keep you from completing your tasks, like unending meetings and messy office politics.
By being your own boss, you can let go of the distractions that make it difficult to focus on deadlines and client satisfaction.
3. No Commute
Workers in the United States commute an average of nearly an hour each day. If you live in the suburbs of a major city, your daily commute can be triple that amount. Imagine what you could do with those extra hours each week, as well as the expenses you’ll save by working from home.
Plus, you’ll keep costs down on dry cleaning and new clothing while you work in comfy clothes!
4. Unlimited Earning Potential
Potential clients are down the block, across the country and anywhere on the planet. Clients are everywhere! With most traditional jobs, you have an area of expertise but as a freelancer you put multiple skill sets to use to make you a valuable freelancer.
Budgeting for a big trip or a major purchase? Ramp up your hours and pick up more work.
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