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Portrait of a Freelancer

Portrait of a When you think of someone who works as a freelancer you probably picture a woman with children working at home in her fuzzy slippers, right? Wrong! A recent survey paints a picture of today's freelancer that is quite the opposite, although HE actually does work at home. freelancer Home Sweet Home Lum Creative services (e.g.: writing, design, photography, graphics) 67% Operations (e.g.: data entry, administrative support) Marketing (e.g.: search engine, social media) 80.2% have some college or bachelor's degree IT (e.g.: web programming, software development) work at home Sales Other (e.g.: teacher/tutor, fitness instructor, real estate agent, childcare) 2012 42.3% 30.5 20.0 19.0 11.5 Freelance 16.1 Professions THEY'LL NEVER TAKE... OUR FREEDOM! I love my job! 92.0% happy with their choice of freelancing When will I get paid? 56.4% biggest complaint: uncertainty of income 33.6% Freelancing Income flexible schedule 490% 1970 49% $0-50k/year $100 plan on freelancing forever 46.8% $100 manage time using a written list 44.0% 66.1% 62.9% work part time age 25-34 male 37.1% female 76.3% 62.9% 37.1% CreditDonkey married have no children single at home while freelancing SOURCES: CreditDonkey November 2012 survey of 424 independent contractors Freelancers can visit to compare small business credit cards. helps small business owners with "donkey-proof" (easy to understand) financial tips and deals. Household 61% %24

Portrait of a Freelancer

shared by borisbenko on Mar 19
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Many people assume that the growing workforce of freelance workers is primarily made up of stay-at-home moms who are either trying to maintain their professional skills or supplement their growing fam...


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