According to surveys, freelancers now account for 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, and could account for 80 percent of the global workforce by 2030. And for good reason. Working as an independent professional provides individuals with many advantages.
One of the advantages of working as an independent professional is flexibility. According to Forbes Magazine, “84 percent of full-time freelancers say their work lets them live the lifestyle they want, compared to 63 percent of full-time traditional workers.” In fact, half of those stated that they would not be able to work a traditional job due to life circumstances. This is not surprising given that 86 percent of freelancers in the U.S. work from home. Further still, 60 percent of freelancers said in a recent survey that they would be interested in pursuing a nomadic lifestyle, traveling about, and moving from place to place.
Another advantage of working as an independent professional is quality of life. According to a recent survey, 68 percent of freelancers indicated that their quality of life had improved since going independent. Similarly, 64 percent said their health has improved. This is a trend that is likely to continue given that, as a result of flexibility, around 70 percent of freelancers state that they are interested in moving out of the city.
Perhaps the most important advantage of working as an independent professional is increased opportunity. In the last five years, half of all businesses have substantially increased their independent workforce. In the U.S. alone, freelancing income now tops $1 trillion annually. In just the second quarter of 2020, freelance job postings increased 41 percent. The continuous evolution of technology will only accelerate this trend, as 73 percent of freelancers credit technological advancements with making it easier to find independent work.
Kadrae is a worldwide work marketplace that connects business clients with qualified independent professionals. As businesses move increasingly toward a contingent workforce, Kadrae addresses the growing resource gap by fostering a network of skilled freelancers, contractors, consultants, and other self-employed workers, while providing a platform that ensures a reliable and equitable exchange of work.
Unlike other work marketplaces, which charge the independent professional as much as 20 percent commission, Kadrae never charges professionals to bid on jobs, or takes a cut of their compensation. The Kadrae Essentials membership plan is 100 percent free. And according to one survey, freelance platforms such as Kadrae provide contingent jobs for up to 73 percent of independent workers.
The first step to getting started on Kadrae is to sign up for free. Not only does this get you one step closer to submitting job proposals, but it also entitles you to receive useful content about independent professional news and content. Click here, or on the “Sign Up” button above.
Once you have signed up for free, you will be prompted to complete your profile so that prospective business clients can search for you and learn more about your areas of expertise. When you are satisfied, click on the “Finish” button on your profile page. But don’t worry—you can edit your profile at any time.
Congratulations, you are now a Kadrae professional! You can now begin seeking jobs that interest you.
All that’s left to do is submit your proposal for your first job. You can do this by searching Kadrae for jobs matching your skills, then responding with your best pitch. Most importantly, you never have to pay to bid on jobs on Kadrae, so there are no tokens or “connects” to buy—ever.Get Started