More Freelancers Are Working Multiple Jobs & Here’s Why It’s On The Rise
Across Britain over 320,500 self-employed people are working multiple jobs. While having more than one job can be a way to supplement your income, many people are opting into holding two or three jobs by choice and not out of necessity. Self-employment is on the rise and it’s completely changing the way in which careers are viewed.
According to a study by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), “The number of people working in the self-employed sector has grown, so too has its importance to the UK economy. The solo self-employed contributed £271bn to the UK economy in 2017: enough to fund the NHS twice over.”
“Slashies”, a name given to those with multiple jobs, i.e an actor/chef/potter, are able to harness the flexibility of being freelance in order to have a number of jobs of interest rather than sticking to, and climbing, a rigid career ladder. This can give freelancers the freedom to follow more than one passion and work in a style that is more suited to an individual’s needs than one-size-fits-all traditional 9-to-5 set up.
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