Here’s Why The Freelancer Economy Is On The Rise

phone, laptop books and coffee cupFrom Fast Company, Brendon Schrader discusses the future of freelancing.  He reports that the number of people are freelancing and that freelance positions are being held by the best and the brightest.  He writes:

THE FUTURE OF FREELANCING

Talent-matching platforms and co-working spaces are just two leading trends behind a freelancer economy that’s growing more robust by the day. Other models and services are bound to spring up to bridge more gaps between consultants and companies in more flexible ways than ever before.

And of course, the rise of independent work isn’t just a boon to independent workers, either. It also allows businesses to find more targeted and better qualified talent to address their needs—typically at lower costs. Rather than bringing someone in full-time, with benefits and a salary, a company can hire a consultant who’s ideally suited to a particular project. And that consultant is likely to have more resources to tackle it than at any time before.

It’s worth remembering the new freelancer economy isn’t about “temp” labor. Independent workers are increasingly strategic, experienced, and professional. They want more flexibility than a traditional employee, and in many cases they’re getting it…”

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