More Freelancers Set to Give Up Regular 9-to-5
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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A new survey shows that more freelancers, who are working 9-to-5 gigs, plan to quit to work for themselves full-time in the near future. Brazen Careerist reports:

Of nearly 3,200 freelancers worldwide who were interviewed as part of the new study, “Millennials and the Future of Work,” 72% revealed that they’re keen to quit their 9-to-5 and strike out on their own. More than 60 percent said they’ll likely make that move within two years, citing a desire for freedom to pick and choose where and when they work.

Many cited the reason being more than just the flexibility, saying they like that they can “work on more interesting projects.”

If the market was too scary for you to try freelancing, now might be the time to throw fear to wind.

Read more at Brazen Careerist …

Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.