Debunking the common misconceptions of freelancing


There are a lot of misconceptions about freelancing. Often, people assume the life of a freelancer is filled with boring work without the benefits that accompany traditional employment.

Yet this picture doesn’t match reality. Most freelancers enjoy their work and value the autonomy of the freelance life. They see how freelancing offers both quality work and a quality of life not always found in traditional employment.

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Field Nation has talked to a lot of freelancers about their work and what motivates them. In 2014, we surveyed hundreds of freelancers for our study “The New Face of the American Workforce,” and we spoke to nearly 1,000 freelancers for our report, “The Rise of the Blended Workforce In the New Gig Economy.”

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