5 Trends for freelancers to make 2022 their best year yet

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Freelance is in, and whether you’re just getting into it, or want to get more out of it, 2022 looks to be the right time to do it. Lock on to these 5 freelance trends and make them work for you!

Gig Out: The gig economy is growing by leaps and bounds, and is set to expand even further in the coming years. This means that more companies will be looking to farm out work to freelancers, which opens up a wealth of opportunities for freelance professionals to take advantage of.

Expanded Access: Digital technologies and online marketplaces that enable the freelance economy have become commonplace, making it easier than ever for freelancers to connect with clients, find work and gain a level of security in getting paid. Freelancing is no longer a side business; it’s a way for talented individuals to build their own success, their way.

An Evolving Ecosystem: The growth of the gig economy has led to the development of a thriving ecosystem, where new services have emerged to support this fast-expanding segment of human capital – from personal branding to technological upskilling, to business development and legal advisory.

“The increasing popularity of freelance work has led to the proliferation of freelancer communities.”

Freelancing into the Future: Freelancing is in a constant state of flux, and participants in this marketplace need to constantly evolve in order to continue building on their success. As such, education and learning opportunities for freelancers are likely to become more abundant, allowing freelancers to remain competitive for years to come.

Growing Connections: The increasing popularity of freelance work has led to the proliferation of freelancer communities; from unofficial “support groups”, these communities are now thriving hubs for freelancers to network, upgrade their skillsets, and find the support they need in virtually every aspect of freelancing.  

One such community is Gigple, which enables freelancers to do the best work of their lives by providing access to a host of crucial resources, tools and connections. Make 2022 your best year yet by joining this elite community of freelance professionals today.

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