Why Do People Become Freelancers? [Infographic]

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

why do people become freelancers

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.

why do people become freelancers

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

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