I am tired of people saying freelancers suffer from social isolation. And what’s even worse – putting an equal sign between being a freelancer and being socially isolated. It’s a myth. Any individual on a regular 9-to-5 job can be as much socially isolated as a freelancer; and every freelancer can be as much socially connected as everybody else on a regular job. Your work place doesn’t have to do much with it. See why.
In the last newsletter I got from Elance, there was a link to their online employment report for Q1 2013. There we can see details about various freelance trends – for what skills there’s increased demand, where most clients are from, where most freelancer are based at, etc. Here are a few points worth mentioning.
Many people have the wrong perception of what being a freelancer and working from home actually means. I think it’s completely wrong to see freelance work as something temporary or as a desperate way out of the financial crisis. Let me draw your attention to the 5 most common myths about being a freelancer.