Recession-proof freelancers

November 22, 2022

Are freelancers recession-proof? Sarah Duran argues in her article that we are:

“When you work for other people, you put your life in their hands. When you lose your job, you lose your only source of income, your benefits, and your livelihood. Freelancers are naturally more resilient than the average 9–5 employee because we’ve built flexible, decentralized business models that mean we never rely on income from just one source; we have decreased our dependence on the opinions and control of others.”

The article also outlines some strategies related to Nassim Taleb’s concept of antifragility (hit up your network, diversify everything, don’t plan too long in advance), with a nod to companies seeking to hire more freelancers if the recession worsens.

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