Fortune explains why the Upwork CEO believes the pandemic will lead to more work with freelancers. As in any major economic downturn, there’s a surge in demand for freelance services, as well as the rising need of many freelancers to strengthen their marketing efforts.
What’s missing in the article, though, is that despite getting so much media attention, less than 1 % of the total U.S. workers go to online platforms like Uber, TaskRabbit, or Upwork to get work (according to Gig Economy Data Hub).
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