Females Are On The Rise In Freelancing

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In the UK, 80% of new freelancers will be female, and in the United States, 53% of freelancers are female.

That’s significant but not really that surprising. Freelancing offers a lifestyle that works really well with women. Here’s a few reasons why:

1. Better Work / Life Balance

This is probably one of the biggest draws for women. A major reason for this is because of raising children. Having the ability to work from home and to make your own hours works very well over the child rearing years. In addition, being able to work from anywhere (as long as there is internet) means you can travel or pack up if the family needs to move without stalling your career.

2. Great For Creatives

Women are typically more creative than men and over the past 4 years the online space has become a great space for creative entrepreneurs. From lifestyle blogging to photography, youtube sensations, graphic design, marketing, social media consulting etc. There are hundreds of new jobs being created all the time. If you have talent and drive you can carve out a space for yourself pretty quickly. Check out the hashtag #creativeentreprenuer on Instagram or look it up on Pinterest to see examples.

3. Multitasking Mavericks

In order to carve out a full time career with enough cash flow through freelancing you usually need multiple projects going on. Women are generally better at handling multiple side hustles at the same time since they generally multitask better than men according to studies.

4. No Glass Ceiling

As we talked about in a previous blog post, in freelancing there isn’t the corporate boys club to worry about. Women are finding liberation in being able to push their careers forward without any obstacles. All that matters is drive, ambition and skills.

If you are interested in starting your career in freelancing, check out more of our blog or visit us on Pinterest.

For more on this topic and sources:

Why are more women than men freelancing

Hold onto your hats: The majority of online freelancers are actually women

The Freelance Fields Where Women Outearn Men

Why are women more likely to freelance?

Author: Tatiana Rivers; Tati Rivs Social Media Marketing

Posted in News, Freelancing Tips on Jul 12, 2017

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