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25 Surprising Facts About Freelancing

Thinking about becoming a freelancer? You’re in good company—42 million Americans currently freelance.

Some of the pros include the compensation (the average freelancer makes 45% more than the traditional worker!) and work-life balance, while drawbacks include finding affordable healthcare and a lack of job security.

Want the full scoop on what you’d be getting into? Check out this infographic.

Infographic courtesy of Graphic Design Degree Hub. Photo of woman freelancing courtesy of Shutterstock.