A detailed report ($3 or more donation) on the state of freelancing was just released by the guys over at freelanceswitch.com. Key take-aways were:
- Start freelancing, be happy: 89% of freelancers report being happier since starting freelancing.
- Referrals are huge: For all categories of freelancers, the number one source of new work was referrals.
- The “extra analysis” by Aaron Cruikshak provided at the end of the report is gold, Jerry, gold! He breaks down the “income” and “happiness” metrics in greater detail.
I had a couple of nits with this report which I fed back to the authors in their comment section, but overall it was very useful and I’m glad they produced it.