INFOGRAPHIC: Are Freelance Projects Better Than Full-time Jobs?
Whether you’re looking for another way to earn more money, searching a way to build up your portfolio, or just love the freedom that freelancing offers, there’s no question that millions of people are constantly ditching their 9-5 jobs, so they could work on various freelance projects, and build up their freelance career.
Since various technology trends are rapidly growing, new freelance resources and freelance projects have increased in huge numbers, as well.
Besides large number of freelance projects, people are constantly recognizing more and more benefits to switching from having a traditional desk-job, to becoming a full-time freelancers, and self-employees.
As there are plenty of guides for striking out on your own, getting higher-paying gigs and working on interesting freelance projects, isn’t just building up a profile or two, or anything alike. You’ll have to stand out, and build up a name for yourself.
Apart from having highly-demanding skills, you’ll need to connect with a lot of people, make new relationships, and maybe even prove yourself through tests that showcase your skills.
Here at Zeqr, we strive to gather ambitious professionals who want to advance their careers by upgrading their skill sets. We are trying to help people who are strategic enough about their careers to understand the need for constant improvement.
And the fastest way to facilitate that type of knowledge transmission is, we believe, through live 1-on-1 instruction.
But even the most effective way of acquiring new knowledge and skills requires investing time. And time is a resource that’s difficult to manage, especially for busy professionals. That’s why more and more people are devoting to freelance projects, in order to build their freelance careers. They want to wrestle back control over their own schedules from corporate overlords.
The flexibility and freedom that comes with it is empowering in the short term—but it also lets people have much more control over their overall career paths.
This stems from the ability to control one’s workload and to choose what one wants to work on from different freelance projects.
To encourage the strategically-minded professional to consider working on a freelance project, we created an infographic that lists the most relevant and recent stats about the freelancing economy. And the outlook is quite good.
The infographic also highlights a dramatic increase of freelancers in the United States, which by logic means that there are more and more freelancing jobs available on the market. To be more specific, there were exactly 2 million people who decided to make the move towards freelancing and give it a shot.
Click on the image to see the big picture (pun intended).
Have you ever considered taking up a freelance project? What’s deterring you? Or have you already made the jump and have some experiences to share? Let us know.
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