Ever thought about going it alone in the world of employment and getting out of the rush to work? Wonder how hard it can be to be self-employed?
Once it was only the preserve of the adventurous or the foolhardy or those with water-tight backing to become a freelance, independent worker.
It appears that NOW is a good a time as any to become a freelancer, an entrepreneur or in today’s vocabulary a “solopreneur”…
According to the Urban Dictionary a solopreneur is “An entrepreneur who works alone, “solo,” running their business single-handedly. They might have contractors for hire, yet have full responsibility for the running of their business.”
The 4th annual 2014 MBO Partners State of Independence in America workforce study reports a growing headcount of 17.9 million “solopreneur” independent workers – or those who regularly work 15 hours or more per week as independents, with most working more than 35 hours per week. This is up 1.2% from 2013 and 12.5% from the base year of 2011. This growth, which is more than 11 times higher than the 1.1% growth in the overall U.S. labor force during this 4-year period, demonstrates the continued, structural shift toward independent work.”
Yes working from home doing freelance work has been a reality for 18 million Americans to date and the forecast is 40 million by 2020.
Discover the trends occurring today that are going to be beneficial for those seeking to work for themselves at home.