Freelancing Insights: Tips from the Pros on How to Get Started

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.