#E2sday: Freelance at a Glance

|   Jun 21, 2011

The popularity of mobile devices combined with the explosive growth of apps and cloud-based computing are making it easier than ever before for people to take their expertise out of the office and set off on their own. Whether they do it for the flexibility or the independence, freelancers are fast becoming the new face of the global workforce. Today’s #E2sday takes a glance at what it means to be a freelancer.


#E2sday: Freelance at a Glance


  • Sweet infographic! But the word freelancer has become a very cliche word. I prefer independent entrepreneur myself when I started solo over 10 years ago. I can tell you that technology has made it easier for anyone these days to really embrace working independently but experience and your work is what sets you off from the rest.

    Don’t forget services like Beanstalk http://www.beanstalkapp.com/ or GitHub https://github.com/ that allows for social coding and version control amongst a small and large team of designers and developers.

    Commented on June 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm
  • Great graphic! I am sharing it. I agree with the development of solopreneurs as a force and adaptation to all the changes of what has become, in many situations, a closed-in, stultifying work environment in many organization where creativity is low and innovation is even lower.

    New deal organizations have started from scratch to build healthier cultures. Old deal (think Roosevelt), have got a long row to hoe to be able to flex and adapt and reinvent. Reengineering, transformations, and other change initiatives, as “installations” vs. realizations (Daryl Connor) have not made things better. They’ve only maintained…while budgets continue to shrink.

    Commented on June 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm
  • Great Info! My only comment is we need to collectively raise our rates 🙂

    Commented on June 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm
  • Absolutely AMAZING infographic and might I say it was very INFOrmative too! lol – Just AMAZING. I was shocked to see that a majority of the freelancers are still comering from North America. I would of thought that number would have balanced out with many of the third world countries/ and some of the “emerging” markets.. I don’t know though – that’s just my opinion, lol. Fantastic post socialcast – im happy that I “stumbled” on this specific infographic – really attracted me to the rest of this site 🙂

    Houston, TX

    Commented on July 9, 2011 at 3:01 am
  • This is an amazing piece of work. Thanks for all your research and for sharing. I am shocked that only under 10% of freelancers have considered returning to full time employment.

    Commented on July 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm
  • Great graphic! The information really helps and I know I am definitely in the right line of work as a freelancer!

    All the best!


    Commented on July 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm
  • Thanks for sharing great info. Really it is appreciable…..

    Commented on September 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

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