With the total population of the U.S. workforce exceeding 200 million, more than 65 million workers are freelancing. It is no longer just a temporary position or a way to make ends meet. Freelancing is the best of both worlds, and the future *is* freelancing.
The average freelancer found on platforms such as goLance, want to keep freelancing as their full-time career. 68% of those working on freelance platforms desire full-time work, and 43% want to work longer than 5 years.
You’re doing well for yourself. Your company is off the ground and running. Profits are coming in, and you’re relieved that your hard work is finally paying off. Then out of nowhere, tragedy strikes. An employee quits, or you had to fire him to protect your business. Business dies down and your employees complain about small paychecks; one of them walks out on you. You’re running short and lost some of your greatest talent. Someone suggested you find a freelancer on goLance. After hiring the freelancer, your business is up and running again. You have no complaints
In a recent survey and study, Payoneer.com collected data from a wide variety of freelancers residing in over 170 countries. Through their data, they determined a few interesting facts about freelancers.
The reality is that some of the most exciting businesses do not have a workspace. Instead, 21st century businesses like digital agencies, ecommerce companies, and consultants have remote teams located all over the globe.