Why Do People Become Freelancers? [Infographic]

We took a look at FreshBooks' third annual Self-Employment in America Report and these were our findings.

Here’s a question that may often cross a professional’s mind: Why do people become freelancers? Whether you’re considering being your own boss or you already are, self-employment numbers are on the rise.

But why are people choosing freelance over full-time employment? The primary motivating factor is control. FreshBooks recently published its third annual Self-Employment Report and digs in further to see what’s driving people out of the cubicle to become their own boss. Check it out.

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This is an optimized post and was originally published on the FreshBooks blog in July 2011.

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