Many skeptics believe that freelance employment cannot be considered a full-time job. Moreover, the most successful freelancers are an elite among other professionals, they simply have already outgrown the scope of the team and can achieve their goals in the most convenient way for them. But what should everyone else do – after all, many people would also like to leave the office space and start working for themselves?
In this regard, freelance is an example of an ideal antitrust system. Unlike offline, where the market is rigidly divided between several key players, work on the Internet equalizes everyone: a seasoned professional and a talented beginner. Of course, the experience of freelance activities means a lot. In addition to an excellent portfolio, you can get an idea about the author by his rating, customer reviews, the opinion of the Internet community and other similar “social markers” that are used on many freelance platform. Starting your career in freelance is much easier than in real life, where you have to withstand the fierce competition of other companies and only one talent will not always be enough.
Therefore, freelance is so popular and year after year an increasing number of specialists of various professions choose this particular scheme of work for themselves. Not so long ago, the search for work via the Internet was something outlandish, but as the Internet community grew, this segment of the labor market began to grow. Moreover, this growth is significantly higher than other offline labor markets. Until recently, the number of freelancers in our country was estimated at 300 thousand, but this figure is far behind and continues to increase.
Estimates of the development prospects of this type of activity are very different, but they all agree on one thing – freelance will continue its development. Perhaps in this, at the moment practically unregulated sphere, the state will come with its own legislation and freelancers will have to pay taxes. Perhaps freelance will come to the fact that current office workers with official work status will be able to not come to work every day, where they still spend the whole day at the computer. One way or another, freelance is changing and this development does not stop for a minute.
While remote work has been the field of activity of such specialists as web designers, programmers, copywriters – not so much attention was paid to freelance. But now, when freelance has turned, in fact, into an entire industry with multimillion-dollar turnover, the state simply cannot help but notice this. Most likely, in the near future we should expect some changes in the legislation relating specifically to freelancer activities. At the moment, each freelancer knows that his successful activities are governed by laws adopted for normal offline activities.
This is not very convenient. Moreover, at the moment, the state cannot effectively control business processes that occur on the Internet. For a long time, such a situation will most likely not last, and the freelance market will begin to be regulated. Now he is being managed spontaneously, which on the one hand is beneficial for him, but also brings many problems, such as, for example, the lack of social guarantees for freelancers.