The State of the Freelancer

THE STATE OF THE FREELANCER A breakdown of some of the key statisics surrounding the freelancing industry, which comprises roughly 30% of America's workforce. Work Hours and Earned Income As a full-time freelancer, more work does not always equate to higher earnings. 13% of people who work more as freelancers earn less 22% FRESHBOOKS of people who work more as freelancers earn 25.8% painless billing more work more as freelancers 22% of people who 49.7% work less work the same or less as freelancers as freelancers earn more 24.5% have never 43% worked as a of people who full-time work less 32.5% employee as freelancers earn more as a earn less freelancer 43% earn the same or less Freelancing Around the World as a freelancer The average weekly hours worked by freelancers, by region. 41.2 39 39.5 38 49 37 The Best Freelancing Gigs Based on average hourly rates. $41 Writer $44 Web Designer $46 3D Designer $48 Graphic Designer $49 Illustrator 100001100000011111110101010 001010100010000101110000100011 001111000111011000011000000111111 J0101000011001010100010000101110 In00ucono01100011010000110 10111111101010101 1000011C0101OR00 010111000010001110001000111100011 C00110000001 1111 Programmer $49 video $52 Project Manager $58 Photographer $69 Software Designer $74 How Freelancers Collect From Problem Clients 87% repeated calls or e-mails to clients "40% of freelancers report having trouble getting paid owed wages. Of those who reported trouble, 83% were paid after the 26% sent demand letters to clients agreed-upon date, averaging 52 days late." 14% charged late payment fees hired an attorney to pursue unpaid wages/invoices 2% took clients to unpaid claims court 88.9% 11.1% aren't. Sources: began Rockable Press,, happier. since they are freelancing VAAV %24 %24

The State of the Freelancer

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This Infographic provides a breakdown of some of the key statistics surrounding the freelance industry in the U.S. It states some of the biggest money making freelance professions and provides statist...



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