Factofly freelance fuel

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Welcome to this week's edition of Freelance Fuel, where, as always, we share curated content that can hopefully inspire your business, or be the starting point to get started.

Today we look at, e.grisky freelance statistics, a tale from the secret community of over-employees, a rare interview with someone who refused to be someone else's bitch, tricks for your remote adventure, and recommended reading from a top CEO.

Let's get started.

/Jannik from Factofly

📈 Is freelancing still on the rise?

How is it actually going with freelancing out in the big world?

Not surprisingly, freelancing is still booming, and Exploding Topics has compiled the latest statistics to provide an easy overview.

57+ Freelance Statistics, Trends and Insights (2023)

From salary comparison to why project managers prefer freelancers.
You can crunch all the numbers here.

👨‍💻 The secret rise of the over-employed

The secret rise of the over-employed

During the corona shutdown, a peculiar new trend emerged - over-employment (OE).

In other words, remote employees who took advantage of the situation and took two or more full-time jobs at the same time.

"The first rule of OE is you don't talk about OE."

A funny glimpse of a crazy development of the labor market.

You may be inspired to do the same. We might recommend starting your own agency and juggling employers as clients instead.

🦅 “Freedom isn't free”

🦅 "Freedom isn't free"

Among house favourites, the podcast MFM is high on the list – which has probably been mentioned once or twice before.

Startups are discussed for the big gold medal, and in one of the latest episodes, the hosts had “The queen of business”, Sarah Moore, in studio, to talk about how she hustled to buy an egg tray manufacturer, instead of taking a 9-5 job.

If you go with dreams of buying an existing business, there is of course a bit to learn, but the episode here hits a nerve when it comes to create your own career and refuse to be "someone else's bitch" as she puts it so nicely.

Huge recommendation. Listen to it here.

🏝 A brand new office

Global Remote Work Index

Are you flirting with taking the computer under your arm and swapping the office for slightly warmer climes?

On Global Remote Work Index you can find a list of the best countries for remote work, based on cyber security, social and economic security, and digital infrastructure.

If you want to hear how other freelancers give grades, you can NomadList also recommended for a shot of inspiration.

📚 Recommended reading

10 book recommendations from a top CEO about personal development, developing your business and how to build your wealth.

🛤 You may well change lanes

https://twitter.com/jonbrosio/status/1727764130243752369

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