There are unending reasons people periodically choose the freelance lifestyle: an entrepreneurial spirit, an independent mindset, an ever-changing schedule, etc. But there are even more reasons people choose to remain freelancers for life, and it seems the word is getting out about those amazing benefits.
Currently, more than 14 million Americans choose to work for themselves, and experts estimate that by 2020, 1 in 3 American workers will be self-employed, eschewing traditional employment for more flexible, more empowering work.
Of course, this major shift away from the age-old employment system will have dramatic effects on the structure of the economy. Here are the biggest ways freelancing will change the world in the coming years. [Read more…]