By 2020, it's estimated that the workforce will be comprised of over 40% freelancers. That's a staggering number and totally revolutionary for the economy.
Gone are the days when people can work decades at the same company in exchange for the security of a retirement pension.
Instead, workers contend with constant turnover, company mergers, union-busting and self-funded 401ks that never seem to have enough funds to actually stop working.
What does one do about this bleak future as an employee?
If you're like me and many of my clients, you make the ultimate leap and gamble of a lifetime and you go out on your own.
The PROS? Freedom, flexibility, no boss and the ability to really design your ideal life and business.
CONS? No steady paycheck, freedom is somewhat of an illusion, the never-ending hamster wheel of marketing and serving and managing employee and client drama.
Would I ever go back to being an employee? NO. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
If you're thinking about making the leap, careful planning is in order.
Jump on a strategy call with us to discuss your leap to freelance and set yourself up for success.
Sarah E. Holmes is a Philadelphia business attorney and strategist that helps start ups and established businesses looking to expand, protect their assets and increase their profits in an approachable, down-to-earth way.