6,000 freelancers talk about money, happiness, and their hopes for the future
Quincy Larson

As the founder of a freelance marketplace called Loom (https://www.joinloom.com), I think it’s a fascinating transition we’re seeing. On Loom, we allow everyone — even non-technical people — to become entrepreneurs by allowing them to trade equity as compensation to freelancers (in addition to cash). I’ve heard many sides of the freelance-economy argument (some good, some bad), and ultimately, I think what we’re seeing is that the new workforce doesn’t value traditional benefits like their parents did. With so many connections available to you at every given moment, what they value more is freedom to build and explore.