I love waking up and knowing I have no commuting. No getting ready for the office. No office politics. Just my happy little home office with my puppy sleeping next to me, a beautiful view of the sea, and the freedom to set my own work hours. Well, guess what? I’m not alone. Learn why working from home is the new normal.
About Working From Home
If you’re thinking about working from home, you should know there’s a lot of people who are doing it.
- 35% of the total US workforce is freelancing now
- that’s 55 million people who are freelancing.
It’s not just some silly little thing that people are doing anymore. it’s huge. In 2014 it was only 33% just in two years it grew another 2%. I mean that’s an incredible number. that’s a huge amount to be going forward.
In 2014 50% of freelancers were reported being able to find a work within three days of using online networking on social media. In just three days they were able to find jobs and have money coming in. A full one-quarter 25% of freelancers reported being able to find work within 24 hours! Just today they were able to find work.
There’s a lot of different sites out there like Upwork, that say they now have over 11 million freelancers using their platform. That’s huge! I think I’m signed up on there too.
- Five percent of freelancers actually own their own business.
- Ten percent are temporary workers.
- Eighteen percent say they have more than one source of income
- 27% moonlight as friends freelancers so they have a day job and then they freelance I did that for a while –
- 40 % of freelancers are also independent contractors in the U.S.
Freelancers are huge! They’ve been helping small businesses grow before they’re ready and to scale up. They’re also able to let go of company expenses and budget problems with no concern. There’s a lot of different reasons to be freelancing and working from home. If you’re not out there freelancing and you’ve been thinking about getting rid of your job, just think in 24 hours you could have in freelance jobs. You never know.
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