The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way businesses and employees work. Now, companies and employees are increasingly adopting a remote work model. And the Upwork report indicated the same.
Here are the key findings of the report:
- Two-third of non-freelancers say that they would consider doing freelance work full-time to support their families
- 58% of freelancers have worked for more than 5 clients in the past six months (up from 2019)
- 86% of freelancers say that the best days of freelancing are yet to come
- 71% of freelancers say that freelancing as a full-time career becoming more acceptable
Adam Ozimek, Upwork Chief Economist, said, “To adapt to the changes and uncertainty of COVID-19, we saw many professionals enter the freelance workforce for the first time. At the same time, the shift towards greater workforce flexibility coupled with the necessity to maintain continuity brought new demand for independent professionals from businesses. The changing dynamics to the workforce that has occurred during the crisis demonstrate the value that freelancing provides to both businesses and workers.”
You can click here to know more about the findings of the report.