The majority of workers will be freelance by 2027
Are we heading for a future where skills are traded like a commodity and turned off and on like a tap? Research suggests more and more Aussies are ditching the 9-5 to start their own business and side hustles.
Soloist, independent professional, freelancer, entrepreneur, moonlighter, contractor, free agent, gun for hire… whatever label you choose, the ‘gig economy’ is growing fast – driven by factors such as connected technology, mobility, globalisation, reduced job security and a desire for flexibility.
According to Freelancing in America: 2017, the majority of the US workforce will freelance by 2027. Already, about 36% of the US workforce freelances.
Similar workforce trends are happening in Australia with ABS figures showing rapid growth in the proportion of contingent (part-time) jobs being created.
Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics puts the number of solo and micro businesses operating locally at around 1.8 million, making up over 70% of the total small business sector.
Since 2005, Flying Solo has been at the forefront of the micro and small business movement in Australia, and today has a community of over 100,000 with many more joining across our social networks.
With fresh daily content, vibrant discussion forums, events and branded video opportunities, Flying Solo is the best place to connect and engage with Australian business owners.
Our digital video show and Solo Stories episodes showcase real Australian business owners in an inspiring and educational format.
MCN can help your brand reach Aussie small business owners and support this booming sector.
For details contact on [email protected] or 02 XXX XXXX to find out more.
Solo Stories: How I grew my business with social media
Attracting followers is one thing, but making sales is another! In this mini episode, Kelly Purvis from Little Party Dress shares how she used social media to build a fashion business and ditch her day job. With 250k followers, she knows her stuff. Watch now.