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Future of Work: What are the top reasons people turn to freelance?

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The latest Reportlinker survey on the gig economy shows that 76% of people are convinced freelancers are happier than other professionals. This feeling of happiness is much more shared than in the 2017 version of the research (+11 points), which shows that this alternative working life may be perceived as increasingly attractive. Key findings of the survey show that: 32% of traditional workers would consider turning to freelance (vs 26% in 2017) And 76% of them are ready to do it within the next 5 years (vs 32% in 2017) These figures confirm that the attraction around the gig economy has grown for the past two years. When giving the main reason for a change, t he top 3 incentives mentioned are: “Being my own boss” for 27% of respondents Having flexible working hours (21%) A better work life balance (15%) The top 3 biggest turn offs mentioned are: The lack of financial security (23%) No retirement benefits (22%) The lack of job security (21%) To see all the survey results, please click here .

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