The latest Reportlinker survey on the gig economy shows that 76% of people are convinced freelancers are happier than other professionals.
This feeling of happiness is much more shared than in the 2017 version of the research (+11 points), which shows that this alternative working life may be perceived as increasingly attractive.
- 32% of traditional workers would consider turning to freelance (vs 26% in 2017)
- And 76% of them are ready to do it within the next 5 years (vs 32% in 2017)
These figures confirm that the attraction around the gig economy has grown for the past two years.
When giving the main reason for a change, the top 3 incentives mentioned are:
- “Being my own boss” for 27% of respondents
- Having flexible working hours (21%)
- A better work life balance (15%)
The top 3 biggest turn offs mentioned are:
- The lack of financial security (23%)
- No retirement benefits (22%)
- The lack of job security (21%)
To see all the survey results, please click here.