In today’s world, business professionals are leaning toward a freelance approach to work instead of the traditional permanent position.
The accessibility of communication and technology allows for projects and workflow to glide as smooth as the individual wants. “You need an Excel sheet for this quarter? Well I have the app on my phone, let me send that over while I finish this episode on Netflix.” With over 50% of workers telecommuters, evolving candidates are now able to choose their work that they are interested in rather than having to settle for a position in order to make ends meet.
Moving on from the individualism, companies have made it much easier to break into the freelance biz. Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb have made it so individuals can ‘make it’ in the big city without having a corporate sky view. Not only this, but educators are trending more into part-time and adjunct positions instead of the traditional tenured.
Freelancing is the way of the future, I mean, who doesn’t want to wear sweatpants to ‘work’. In a gig economy you call the shots, you decide your potential earnings, and you pursue your passion.