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  • Where are freelancers choosing to spend their days?
  • Where are freelancers choosing to spend their days?
    Wenni Zhou (2018) ©

How has freelance life become more appealing?

Working nine-to-five may have been a mainstay in 20th century life, but as technology has freed people from their desks, many have sought a more flexible way of earning a living. What impact is the rise of freelancing having on other areas of life, such as daily routines and lifestyles?

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Working nine-to-five was such a mainstay in 20th century life, there was even a song about it. But in the 21st century, working patterns are becoming flexible as more people ditch the regular grind and go freelance. Due to rapid advances in technology, it’s predicted that freelancers, or those in the ‘gig economy’, could account for the majority of the American workforce by 2027. [1]

While it’s a popular choice in the West – research from 2017 showed that 35.5% of the world’s freelancers are based in Europe – this way of working is a global ...



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