In 2015, being a freelancer has never been in more demand. The Plato Group reports that an astounding 30 percent of all Americans are freelancers. By 2020, they predict that this group will become half the workforce!
Two factors are driving this growth trend. Small businesses want to keep their full time employee count low to minimize fixed overhead as the economy goes up and down. They also want to avoid the Affordable Healthcare Act requirements that start at 50 full time people. They can get freelancers on a special per project basis to do the work instead of hiring a full time employee with benefits. On top of all this, it has become easier than ever to work with any resource remotely anywhere in the world.
As a freelancer, you might be evaluating what type of client you want to work with. Although at first you might find the allure of adding a Fortune 500 company to your client list particularly enticing, don’t count the little guys out just yet. Here are the unique benefits for freelancers that choose to work for small businesses rather than big corporations.