Over the past couple of years, freelancing has become a growing innovation as it relates to the world of work. It has been observed that more people are getting into the freelancing industry and in addition, more businesses both large and small have been taking advantage of the various services that they offer. So the question is what is in store for the future of freelancing? By the look of things, it can be said that it is looking quite bright. So on that note, let’s have a more detailed look into its benefits and it potential direction.
Advantage to Small Businesses: Mind you, large business that explore the realms of freelancing will reap big rewards. However, seeing that small entities especially those that are just starting out may not have the funds to employ a large workforce on a permanent basis, freelancers can be hired to conduct particular projects that maybe only required for aa short period of time. The benefit itself lies in the fact that the company can still get various projects completed without going into a long term contract which will save them lots of expenses, when compared to paying an employee for a 9 to 5 job.
Broader Range of Sourcing: Freelancers in this day and age are not limited to any job. Most of them went to various institutions and underwent the training necessary to hone their skills, so they can eventually make a living from it if they so desire. From an employer’s viewpoint, whether they need someone to fill a permanent or temporary post, they always want to ensure that the person they are hiring is qualified for the listed vacancy. This in itself creates a welcome environment for competition. Commendations also go a long way and company bosses do keep in touch, so based on that fact, a possibility now opens to increase payment avenues for a freelancer.
Increased Profit Margins: This is a main component as it relates to the world of freelancing. Seeing that in most cases, freelancing work can be done over the internet, an entity can avoid certain costly expenses such as on-the-job insurance and motor vehicle upkeep fees just to name a few (depending on the job). This cutback among others will help the entity to save a lot more which can be pumped back into the business for various purposes and the freelancer also stands to benefit from these savings, with a potential of a larger payout for services offered.
No Retirement Timeline: A skill is something that will remain with you for life. Therefore even if you have chosen to quit your regular job or you have reached the age of retirement, a freelancer will still be able to make a living from the comfort of their home without the need of going to sign in a sit at a desk for eight or more hours. You can keep it up as long as you wish and if there’s a time when the work load maybe getting too heavy, the freelancer himself can do outsourcing and build a team for himself.
Extra Income: Who is going to say no to the opportunity to make some extra dollars doing small jobs on the side? Even though the regular 9 to 5 job trend is slowly decreasing, some may choose to keep theirs for various reasons, but that is no reason to limit potential payment opportunities. So even though it may require a bit more of your time, based on the home environment the individual maybe working in, the strain is not as great.
Continuous improvement: Freelancing is a constantly growing field and on that note, competition will always be a present element. This subsequently pushes freelancers to get better at what they do so they can be noticed by employers on the hunt. It also allows room for more creativity that will in turn lead to bigger and better ideas.
So in concluding it can be said that, the future of freelancing will become a dominant force in years to come and it will cause a greater reduction in traditional jobs that will lead to both freelancers and companies earning more.