State of Independence 2020

December 16, 2020

Wondering what the real freelancing trends are? One of the best answers to this question has always been provided by MBO Partners State of Independence annual surveys. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the newly released 2020 report presents the 10 major changes over the last decade, as well as 5 growing US freelance trends for years to come:

  1. Technology continues to enable and empower independent workers while also making it easier to start and operate an independent business.
  2. Using independent workers improves business flexibility and agility for employers.
  3. Workers increasingly want the autonomy, control, and flexibility independent work provides.
  4. The need for many workers to generate supplemental income continues to grow due to stagnant wages, fewer middle-wage jobs, and increasing costs.
  5. A growing support infrastructure of products, services, and programs makes it easier, cheaper, and less risky to become independent.

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