The culture of freelancing has been catching up worldwide, and more and more people are trying to use their skills to be self-employed rather than working on a typical job. It is also expected that the marketplace for freelancing would continue to grow at an unprecedented rate in the years to come, and around 40-50 percent of the total workforce worldwide would consist of freelancers by 2020.
The growth of the platforms that connect freelancers with the clients has been unprecedented in the recent years, and Upwork is one of the biggest such platforms that have over 140 million users from 180 countries.
Upwork allows the freelancers to register for free and bid for projects that are posted by the clients. There are projects with different skills requirements being posted daily and the freelancers can bid on the projects that match their skills and pay conditions.
It is the platforms like Upwork that is changing how the people use their professional skills and the work culture across the globe is changing rapidly. People who love to travel continuously can do so because all they need to be professionally active is a laptop and a working internet connection. Few of the most searched skills on Upwork are graphic designing, writing, web design, web development, SEO, social media marketing, academic writing, editing, proofreading, and more.
In the year 2016, two of the biggest freelancing platforms, namely Upwork and Freelancer generated revenue of over $5 billion, and it is expected to grow in the years to come. The best part is that it allows just about anyone to use their skills without always having to go through the formalities that being accepted at a job requires.
Starting from a house maker to student and from retired people to self-employed professionals, everyone can participate in this growing gig community. It allows people to fulfill their dream of traveling without any strings attached and with little effort, it also promises a secured financial future. For skilled people who are dedicated and honest with their work, there is plenty of work available at Upwork. It continues to change how the people search for jobs these days as the option of becoming a freelancer is now a viable option.