IT Pros Go Out On Their Own: A Look At The Modern Freelancer
Whether forced into it by layoffs or jumping into it to achieve the lifelong dream of becoming your own boss, many freelancers bitten by the bug of self-employment will tell you they'll never go back to cubicle dwelling. According to freelance marketplace Elance, the self-employed worker is doing well these days. Within the IT job listings at the site, the number of gigs offered shot up by 37 percent from last quarter of 2010 to first quarter of 2011. Elance recently did a survey of over 1,500 freelancers using the site. Here are their views on what freelancing means to them.