Starting a Business / Freelancing

Freelance work has been on the rise over the last decade and one recent study suggests that in the next decade the majority of the workforce may be freelance. Arts & Sciences students might pursue freelance work as a full-time career, as a way to gain experience before graduate school, between jobs as their career advances, or as a side project to supplement a traditional job. Whether you are doing some quick online project work in game design, or setting up a full-time private practice as a psychologist, freelance/small business ownership might be in your future.

That recent study, conducted by Edelman Intelligence, defines the various forms of freelancing as:

“Independent Contractors (35% of the independent workforce / 19.1 million professionals) – These “traditional” freelancers don’t have an employer and instead do freelance, temporary, or supplemental work on a project-to-project basis.

Diversifed Workers (28% / 15.2 million)- People with multiple sources of income from a mix of traditional employers and freelance work. For example, someone who works the front desk at a dentist’s offce 20 hours a week and fills out the rest of his income driving for Uber and doing freelance writing.

Moonlighters (25% / 13.5 million) – Professionals with a primary, traditional job who also moonlight doing freelance work. For example, a corporate-employed web developer who does projects for nonprofts in the evening.

Freelance Business Owners (7% / 3.6 million) – These freelancers have one or more employees and consider themselves both a freelancer and a business owner. For example, a social marketing guru who hires a team of other social marketers to build a small agency, but still identifes as a freelancer.

Temporary Workers (7% / 3.6 million) – Individuals with a single employer, client, job, or contract project where their employment status is temporary. For example, a data entry worker employed by a staffng agency and working on a three-month assignment.

Note: Due to rounding, percentages add up to more than 100%.”

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