From Business News Daily, Chad Brooks reports that the percentage of freelancer workers has increased by 45% in the past five years. Chad writes:
“The number of freelance workers earning more than $100,000 a year has grown 45 percent over the last five years, making it the fastest-growing segment of the population of independent workers, according to a study from independent contractor solutions provider MBO Partners. In total, there are nearly 3 million freelance workers making at least $100,000 a year.
The research revealed that in addition to the number of high earners, another 17 percent are earning between $75,000 and $100,000 a year. Just 24 percent of freelance workers take in less than $25,000 a year.
Overall, there are close to 18 million independent workers earning a significant portion or all of their income outside of traditional employment, with another 12.5 million “side-giggers,” who take on part-time freelance work….”
Read the full story at Freelancing Can Pay Off.