Freelancers make up a large portion of the workforce. Tired of traditional options, they are taking their financial freedom in their own hands.
Whether it is your Uber driver, your Rover dog walker, your UpWork freelancer, or the person you hired to pick up and deliver your food.
These are the hidden employees in our economy, without actually being an employee!
Freelancers have been around for a long time. I started my own career as a freelancer in 2006, before the gig boom. However, new companies and websites have popped up to make these positions easier to fill than ever before!
What does this mean?
Well, in some cases, freelancers are the new entry level employee. They take on the low end jobs that will give them some supplemental income. Rather than walk into a McDonald’s for a job, people are finding side income from delivering food or taking you to the airport.
The downfall to this uptick in freelancing is that companies are also taking advantage of the trend. There is less need for hired workers or benefits if you can temporarily source your work outside the company.
How do you feel about the gig economy boom?