Freelancing (1/10) What is it?

what is freelancing

Freelancers are hired by other companies on a part time or short-term basis, but they do not receive the same compensation as full-time employees or have the same level of commitment to any particular company.

With the rise of the gig-economy (a labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs) people are talking about freelancing more than ever before. And that’s because there are more freelancers today than there have ever been in history – a 2019 study by Upwork and Freelancers Union shows that 57 million Americans freelanced in 2019.

And according to the same study, 53% of workers aged 18-22 are freelancing.

We will write a series of articles to guide you to becoming a freelancer in 2021. Stay tuned and let us know your feedback!

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