Within the past few years, freelancing has become a hot topic in the business world. More and more people are dropping the security of the 9-5 day job in favor of pursuing self-employment. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics now predicts that 40% of the American workforce will be working in a type of freelance capacity by the year 2020.
But where has this monumental shift come from? The common answer: people are drawn to the idea of freedom within their career. The ability to work in a field you are passionate about, create your own schedule, and choose your work environment are just a few of the major draws to the world of freelancing. However, what many prospective freelancers often overlook is the amount of responsibility that comes with these freedoms.
Networking, time management, and self-motivation are just a few aspects that now fall under the sole responsibility of the self-employed. Luckily, for those interested in making the move to freelancing, there are resources out there to help. Invoice2go has recently created a crowdsourced infographic that looks into these aspects of freelancing in addition to providing some helpful advice from professionals out in the real world. Take a look at the graphic below to help decide if the freelance life is right for you.
Infographic contributed by Invoice2go, a mobile invoicing application for freelancers and small business owners. To stay up to date with even more freelance advice, follow Invoice2go on Facebook and Twitter.