Have you heard the news? There are 53 million Americans working as freelancers!

That was the big finding in our new study on freelancing in America, but it points to a much larger shift happening in the economy as a whole. Namely, freelancers are everywhere -- and a lot of them probably don’t even think of themselves in those terms.

Why? Because it’s not just some fringe movement anymore -- it’s the face of the new workforce.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our findings:

53 million freelancers is 34% of the workforce, or 1 in 3 American workers (tweet this):

It’s more than the combined populations of 25 states (tweet this):

It means that if we all stood on each other’s shoulders, we’d be really, really tall (tweet this):

And it means that we’re contributing a lot to the economy! In fact, if all 53 million freelancers combined their income, they’d have a combined total of $715 billion! That’s more than the combined value of Facebook, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, and McDonalds (tweet this):

So are you one of the 53 million? There’s a 1 in 3 chance that you are -- and we’ve made it easy for you to find out. Check this flowchart and see for yourself! (Tweet this)

So are you a freelancer? Send a tweet and let the world know that you’re one of the #53millionbosses shaping the future of work!


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