The world has always valued skilled individuals, but even more so now, particularly with the rise of the gig economy. With more people freelancing and more skills available to be tapped to complete projects quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively, the opportunities for talented freelancers are virtually limitless. Here are just 5 advantages to being highly-skilled in our current climate:
You’re in Demand!
Many companies have opened up to the possibility of working with highly-skilled talent on a short-term basis in order to maximize productivity and tap into specialist skills, without the burden of long-drawn recruitment processes, training and associated costs. As a skilled worker, you’re also less likely to have your contract terminated because your abilities are usually essential to the company, and would be difficult to replace.
You’re in Command!
Of your rates, that is. You’re in the position to negotiate for what your skills are truly worth, because you’ll be instantly applying them to a real-world project that makes full use of them. Freelancers with in-demand skills, especially, can command rates for their services.
You Have the Power to Choose!
In an organization, you may not always have the opportunity to work on an assignment that you’re passionate about, or that is a perfect match to your skillset. As a freelancer, you can choose what to involve yourself in – and get paid a good price for it, too!
You Can Work from Anywhere!
While some projects may require you to be on-site, most freelance assignments will likely offer you the flexibility to work from wherever you want, as long as you deliver the expected results. Working while backpacking or cafe-hopping? Why not?
You Decide Your Work Hours!
Again, some projects may require you to be logged in at particular hours, but generally you will have the freedom to work whenever you want. A morning person, a total night owl, or a disciplined 10-to-10 workhorse? Do it your way, anytime, all the time.
So if you’re skilled at something, don’t be afraid to freelance! There are many opportunities out there for those with the right skills. Ready to get started on your freelance journey? Get connected with the right resources and support by signing up with us today at Gigple
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