10 Compelling Reasons to Get into the Gig Economy

If you’re thinking about reinventing your career because you want scheduling flexibility, work-life balance, and a wider range of work experiences, here are 10 reasons why you should consider getting into the gig economy:

1. 63% of regular full-time employees will leave their jobs for a gig (Mavenlink)

2. The gig economy in the United Kingdom doubled in size from 2016 to 2019 (The Guardian)

3. Over 50% of full-time gig workers feel more financially secure than those with traditional jobs (MBO Partners)

4. Freelancers in the U.S. added $1.28 trillion to the economy in 2018 (MBO Partners)

5. 70% of freelancers cite a better work-life balance as the reason they choose the gig economy (FlexJobs

6. 1 in 6 conventional workers will decide to become an independent earner (Mckinsey)

7. 3 out of 4 gig workers say technology makes their work easier to find (Upwork)

8. 40% of companies see gig workers taking a bigger part of their workforce in the coming years (Forbes)

9. Gig workers in the field of artificial intelligence earn an average of $115.06 per hour (Fortunly)

10. 80% of major US companies are planning to switch to employing freelance labor (Intuit)

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