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40-hour weeks and 9-to-5 jobs are becoming something of the past. Nowadays, many people are opting to go into the gig economy — that is, become a freelancer so they can set their own hours and be their own boss.
But why is freelancing becoming such a popular career choice? In the past five years, the number of people who consider themselves freelancers rose from 17% to 28% — and there are no signs of the freelance phenomenon slowing down.
The infographic below highlights some of the best tips and skills freelancers can learn to stay competitive in 2021. Learn how to earn a living as a successful full-time freelancer, or just how to make some extra cash on the side as a serial side hustler.
As a freelancer, it’s important to be on top of the rising platforms like Fiverr and Upwork. Many companies freelance out positions on these websites — either as long-term contracts or short, one-time gigs.
One of the biggest benefits of freelancing is that freelancers can work as little or as much as they desire, which is why it might not be surprising that 91% of freelancers say the best days are ahead for the gig economy.
Want to learn how to get your freelance gig started? Check out the infographic below for a data-backed guide to freelancing in 2021.