The Rise in Freelancers

the gig economy

People these days are in search of financial freedom, more so than a Monday to Friday job that consists of a 9-5 schedule. The rise in freelancers is growing at an extreme rate and people are now working from all over the world.

The 21st century is referred to as “generation Y and generation Z” where more and more people are experimenting with new ideas that are not so traditional. The out-of-the-box idea usually consists of being your own boss, and working from home or another country of their choice.  

Here are the top 10 reasons why more and more people are choosing to be Freelancers:

  1. You can’t beat working at home and on your own schedule

  2. You are your own Boss

  3. Your earnings are not capped and you have unlimited potential

  4. You can challenge yourself

  5. You can work from all over the world

  6. Save on your expenses

  7. Go on vacation when you want to

  8. Spend more time with your loved ones

  9. Choose the time you want to work

  10. Pick and choose the work you want to do

“The rise of the freelancer in the “gig economy” is a new revolutionary force in todays workforce”

What would you choose if you had the option to work from home at the same rate of pay as going to a brick and mortar job or commuting to a 9-5 job? Honestly, some people would say they would rather go to a 9-5 job because of the job security and being able to concentrate and get the job done, then go home and not have to worry about anything.

On the other hand, many people in this generation and probably at least half of them would prefer to work from home on their own times. I guess not necessarily at home all the time but maybe they would rent an office space or work at the library or a café.

If they rent office space, they can still work on their own schedule and go to the office whenever they want (without being distracted with things to do at home) and this way they don’t have a higher boss dictating what they should be doing and when it should get done. At AllOffice.Space we offer several options catering specifically to todays freelancer! From private office suites on a full or part time basis so you can work when you want and how you want without any long term contracts to coworking and more collaborative spaces. Don’t get me wrong, you can still work from home but have a boss, it depends what route you go down.

If you are your own boss, you are in total control. As long as you are productive, with a good business plan and a decent amount of information going forward with whatever endeavor you are working towards, you should be successful or at least on the right track. Being your own boss has advantages and disadvantages, so it all depends on the person and their productivity level.

Many people understand the concept of working for someone and getting paid a certain amount of capital, unless you work on commission. Your earnings are usually set at a certain salary or hourly rate and that is what you will make. When you freelance, you have the power to make more or less depending on how hard you work.

The biggest thing with freelancing is taking on the challenge of working on your own, or creating your own business. You are putting yourself to the challenge and seeing if you can overcome these obstacles. In order to be a successful freelancer, you need to be organized and strategic. You need to plan what you are doing day to day and make sure you are reaching your goals. If you are unsure about something, speak to a professional who knows the answers.

be your own boss

A big reason many people are freelancing is because they have found a love and passion for travel. They no longer want to go to a 9-5 job and have two weeks of vacation per year. They want the freedom to work they want and be able to vacation when they want too.

Even better, be able to work and vacation at the same time. If it’s not about the travel, maybe they want to spend more time with their loved ones, and their traditional job got in the way of that.

Freelancing saves on day-to-day expenses of commuting back and forth to your job and you can claim things on your taxes that you normally couldn’t if you worked for someone else. For example, you can claim Internet expenses, office rent and telephone if you work from home.

Last but not least on why the sudden rise in freelancers would be the type of job you can do and the hours you want to work. You can pick and choose the jobs you want to do as well as the hours because you are your own boss (unless you are working for someone but remotely.) If you want to start work at 6:00pm you can do that. If you cannot work one Tuesday, you do not have to feel bad about missing your shift. It’s all to do with the freedom when it comes to freelancing!

Stay tuned for our upcoming article on ‘Ideal Office Amenities In Your Workspace.’