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Inside the Mind of a Freelancer [Infographic]

Posted by Good Infographics | Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 | Posted in

Today’s infographic is about the exciting field of freelance writing from Mashable.com. The graphic, made as a collaboration between JESS3 and 24Seven, gives a good idea as to what potential freelancers can expect coming into this particular field, both the good and the bad.

The majority left their traditional employment in search of freedom and flexibility. Apparently, being worry-free isn’t a part of that package; freelancers’ top concerns are about staying professionally relevant, meeting deadlines and their lack of a clear direction.

The good news is that according to the study, the longer you freelance, the happier you’ll be beating to your own drum. While new freelancers said they’d be very likely to accept traditional employment in the first year (8.2 on a 10-point scale), seasoned freelancers of 10 years or longer reported a 6.1/10 likelihood. That could have something to do with the fact that 55% of freelancers are expecting a salary increase in 2012 (only 13% are expecting a decrease). Not bad, not bad at all.

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