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How can working with freelancers help your business? There must be some advantages because, according to a 2017 survey by Upwork, 55% of companies using freelancers intend to increase their reliance on them.
Luckily, the number of freelancers is also on the rise. According to Upwork’s “Freelance Forward 2020,” about 59 million Americans currently freelance, and 58% of those not presently freelancing are considering doing so in the future.
Supply is increasing to meet demand, but why is there such a demand? As many businesses have found, working with freelancers can help fulfill needs for specialized professionals, save money, save time, decrease overhead and get more work done.
1. Hiring freelancers can help you find specialized professionals
What’s the problem with a jack-of-all-trades? While perhaps valuable as a one-size-fits-all employee, most staff members don’t specialize in everything you might want them to do for…