Freelance origin?

15 October, 2021 Lyndia Roberie 6

Answers (6):

    18 October, 2021

    What about good old fashioned hard work and implementing the 10,000 hour rule? The freelancing economy didn't come out of nowhere - there's a long history of freelancers in every industry finding their footing by mastering one area and then applying it to another. The tech industry always seemed like an ingenuous choice for me simply because it made total sense that for this business model to really take off, tech skills would be necessary. It's still something that eludes many people.. but I don't regret making the decision.

    18 October, 2021

    Professional freelance has been steadily growing in part due to the need for mobile workers, the need for workers with niche skills, outsourcing of work. Freelance contractors are valued because they're easy to find and flexible. Companies can scale their teams up or down without investing tons of money into training. It's also beneficial that freelancers often set their own rates which means employers don't have to worry about negotiating salary offers with qualified professionals who want more money than they were initially offered. Plus, since many companies struggle to attract new talent, hiring a corps of contractors creates loyal relationships between companies and skilled professionals who are simply waiting for an offer so they can go back on the job.

    18 October, 2021

    It's hard to say definitively what the source of freelance jobs is, but given that most people are either not looking for work or looking for contractors, it's a safe bet that the number one answer would be through independent job platforms. Beware of scams on sites like Craigslist and where you may find freelancers while searching designer jobs though- many listings for these types of positions request you wire payment information directly without even requiring a professional email address from potential applicants. In order to avoid this, always research the company before applying- both yourself and others who have had bad experiences with them online can generally provide helpful feedback in this area.

    18 October, 2021

    Freelance work is the best way to develop your skills, think of it as a "work-stay" rather than an "internship". It's really easy these days with internet access everywhere. The post-college freelance market has never been imagined before. When I was college I didn't even know people who freelanced until my senior year--when everyone was trying to figure out how they were going tell their parents. But now? Everyone I know freelances for one reason or another.

    18 October, 2021

    I made a decision I would hate to regret. Freelancing often comes at the expense of financial stability and security, but freelancers have an independence other workers don't usually enjoy. In other words, freelancers work as they please, set their own hours and can choose what job opportunity they want - as long as it pays well enough. I personally find that being able to tailor jobs to my skills is difficult if not impossible in a corporate environment. Furthermore, after getting used to working during prime hours like late night and early morning (since most people are sleeping), the 8-hour workday becomes normal for me.

    18 October, 2021

    Freelancing has been around since the first hunter-gatherer decided they would rather do some hunting during the day and gather food at night. Back then it was called "moonlighting". Many people are choosing to freelance today because it offers more flexible hours, less consideration for their personal lives, and friends often think that freelancing means they're just unemployed or lazy. When it's really just a gig where they can focus on becoming experts in anything they choose with no real expectations of staying long enough to be promoted! That way there's no shame when you leave.