Should You Freelance?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 24, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Contract, freelance or independent work has been on the rise for years.

The economic downturn nudged it further along. Companies prefer a “non-permanent” workforce they may utilize when needed.

According to Money Magazine, “Today about 30% of the U.S. job market–roughly 42 million workers–is made up of independent contractors, part-time or temporary staffers, and the self-employed.” This number is projected to grow to nearly half the workforce within the next decade. The trend expands beyond the usual freelance professions of writers and consultants.