Remote working gave us a taste of what it would be like to freelance and the time to seriously consider the viability of our freelancing dream. Time to think and room to be inspired means lots of people now have freelancing in their sights. But did you know – now is the perfect time to take that step and go freelance?
Why? Freelancing has been growing exponentially as an improved employment option for workers around the globe for many years. Mass remote working simply sped things up. A recent report by Ipse highlights the UK as the second fastest-growing freelance market in the world, with almost half the UK’s self-employed now working as freelancers. It’s the same story around the globe, with research by Statista identifying a trend since 2017, which suggests more than half the workers in the US will be freelancers by 2027.
With more people than ever before planning to go freelance, here are the 4 reasons why you should freelance sooner rather than later.
Why now is the perfect time to go freelance:
1. Solid demand:
Exponential growth in the number of freelancers worldwide for many years shows demand is there and it’s growing fast. Placing yourself in the market now means you can take advantage of a sharp increase in potential clients before they get snapped up by someone else. Returning clients are the key to your success as a freelancer and research shows business owners stay with good freelancers long term. That means if you can seize the benefits of a red hot market early, you’ll be able to reap the rewards before everyone else does.
2. Rising costs:
One of the many benefits of freelancing is an uncapped salary. As long as you have the talent to match and remain competitive, what you charge as a freelancer is up to you. On top of that, you’ll also make huge savings on what you would have spent on commuting, food, and more. With fast-rising costs for everything from energy bills to food, this is music to our ears.
3. Enriched skills:
Your career is firmly in your hands when you freelance. With the choice to work on what you want, for whom you want you can hone and deepen your skillset as far as you wish. In a time where so many skills are in short supply, this is the ideal moment to reap the benefits of the increased value your niche knowledge now commands. From creatives to digital workers, the opportunity to enjoy the hard-won benefits of all your studying and work is an opportunity not to be missed.
4. Budget-conscious business owners:
Balancing the books has never been harder for business owners. Freelancers are a highly cost-effective way of employing skilled workers. Although you can earn more as a freelancer, business owners can make huge savings by paying experienced specialists for a specific number of hours of work as and when needed. There are no overheads, work is completed quicker by a specialist focused on a particular task, and no long-term budget commitment is involved. It’s a win-win.
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