Why Freelancers Are the Future
A Return to Our Roots
Freelance work is not new, but rather is an old form of living that we lost during the industrial era. Prior to this time, everyone pretty much did their own thing. You might be a nanny, maid, farmer, doctor or scholar, but you did everything on your own. There were very few people who were actually employed by another person. In this fashion, freelance work is actually a return to our roots.
Having a large population under the control of a single person--the way most companies today operate--is very similar to having Kings and Queens. And as we all know, the eventual thing that happens with Kings and Queens is a rebellion.
Do you feel connected to your work?
A Separation Between Labor and Product
Industrialization brought us the separation between us and the fruits of our labor. It made work apathetic and listless and, in large part, has contributed to the growing gap between the poor and the wealthy. Only those that are extraordinarily driven or born into solid economic circumstances are able to truly benefit from the wealth in our society. Others are forced to perform mental janitorial work and never realize their full potential.
How Freelance Work Helps the Economy
Freelance work enables the economy to strip itself of anything but the essential. Through freelance work, everything is done with the lowest possible overhead. Many freelance workers work from their own homes, pay their own bills and generally contribute to the liquidity of funds. As you may know, the largest contributors to the economy are not large corporations. Large corporations basically work on a welfare system in America where our tax dollars support them. The largest contributors to the economy are small businesses and sole-proprietors. Without these individuals, the economy falls.
The Hidden Benefits of Freelance Work
- No travel expenses--you can work from home.
- No lunch expenses--you can cook your own meals.
- No clothing expenses--you can wear what you want.
- No educational expenses--you only learn what you need.
Why is Freelancing Becoming More Popular Now?
Many individuals are finding that there's no point to enriching others over themselves. The economy has gotten so terrible that many people simply can't find a job, and thus realize that they can work on their own without an employer. Companies have become behemoths that simply are not agile enough to adapt, and thus they suffer and can no longer afford to employ people. Many people are also simply wishing for a better quality of life for themselves and their families.
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