Happy National Freelancer Day – here’s what our network thinks about the world of freelancing

Monday, 23 November 2009, 17:34 | Category : General
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Freelance PR consulting network The PR Network conducted a survey of its freelance associates in November 2009, to support National Freelancer Week. There is a trend towards freelancing that extends across industries, and the survey results give some insight into the rationale behind this:

Headline findings:

• 96% of freelancers say their quality of life has increased since they started freelancing

• 53% believe social media and its impact on communications will have the biggest impact on their future freelancing career

• 48% say what they love most about freelancing is the flexibility it offers them, with 40% enjoying the fact they are their own boss

• 77% earn the same or more than before they started freelancing

• 69% say that their freelance career would be improved still further if there were less peaks and troughs in terms of workflow

“Our associates are all senior consultants, many of whom have 15 years+ experience working in-house and for leading agencies before going freelance,” says director Georgina Blizzard. “As the survey shows, most associates have a very positive experience of working for themselves or as part of one of our freelance teams. It’s about being able to pick and choose assignments and deliver first class work – without the constraints of set working hours in an office.”

The PR Network works with blue chip, SME and select agency clients to plug team gaps with senior consultants, and to deliver PR and communications consulting services through specially built freelance teams. Founded in 2006, over the past four years we’ve seen clients become a lot more receptive to working with freelancers. This trend is set to continue through 2010 and beyond, as virtual working becomes an even more established and progressive way of working life.

Our clients include Disney, Adobe, Experian, Deloitte, MasterCard and NEC.


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