The State of the Independent Workforce

Jul 7, 2015

The gig-to-gig nature of freelance life can be hard on bank accounts. Drastic fluctuations in income makes budgeting nearly impossible.

You know what makes this balancing act even harder? Clients who don’t pay.

The issue of nonpayment is one of the biggest challenges facing independent workers. According to past surveys, over 40% of you have had trouble getting paid over the course of a year. That adds up to a lot of unpaid but completed work!

We know freelancers face a lot of unique issues that 9-to-5ers don’t but there is limited information about the kind of work that they do and the issues that affect them. We’re looking to fill that knowledge gap through our Annual Independent Worker Survey.

Take Our Survey Now

With the results from this Annual Independent Worker Survey, we’re going to shape our advocacy agenda and push for legislative changes to build the right supports for freelancers. This will lead to a more positive future for all 53 million Americans who make up the nation's growing independent workforce.

Participants will automatically be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card. Click here to get started and share this link with your fellow freelancers. You can complete it in the same amount of time that it takes to brew a cup of tea or joe. Take a break and do something for yourself for a bit…it may just lead to more paid wages down the road!

Sara Horowitz

As the founder of Freelancers Union, Sara has been a voice for freelancers for over two decades.