It just so happens more and more job ops are trending towards the “gig economy” direction. Currently, the U.S. workforce is made up of 35% freelancers. That number is projected to expand to 43% by 2020! Got these stats from “How to Figure out What Your Side Hustle Should Be,” an article in the Harvard Business Review that you’re bound to find encouraging... especially if you’re starting out as or would like to be an independent contractor.
It also offers some terrific, common sense pointers—many of which we just happen to cover in our “Life in the Freelance Lane” talks we’ve been giving at libraries across Chicagoland. Here's the link: https://hbr.org/2018/01/how-to-figure-out-what-your-side-hustle-should-be
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