Every day the internet grows more relevant in our everyday lives. However, as the internet becomes more and more prominent in everyday life, it also gains headway in the business world. As companies link their administrative and Information Technology services, the internet becomes a useful tool for men and women in the world of business to not only do their jobs and assist their colleagues from nearly any location, it also increases their ability to hire out new people to do other work and perform tasks that previously required dedicated employees on payroll to perform. With the rise of accessibility and utility that innovators have brought to the internet, companies now have the ability to advertise contracts to a large number of eligible workers, who are able to lighten the workload of the full-time employees of a company and save the company the money needed to hire more full time employees, while simultaneously earning themselves money on a timetable that fits their individual needs: freelancers are beginning to take their own spotlight, and the concept of freelance work is beginning to gain traction in the business world like never before.
As the job landscape shifts and changes now more than ever, workers are finding new ways to work the way they want. These freelancers are usually specialized workers with specific sets of skills working under contract for a limited amount of time at various companies. This arrangement is beneficial to both the freelancer and their employers for a number of reasons: for example, looking at the job of data entry, freelance work allows an employee to work at a number of companies with a number of different databases. By working freelance, instead of being tied down to any single company, an employee is able to go and work for a number of different companies, and become familiar with a number of different database programs and kinds of data. Furthermore, it allows the person to build a relationship with different companies, and lets them see which may be a good fit for long-term employment, if that’s their end goal. As for the company, they’re allowed to pay freelance workers as they go, as opposed to spend money on a dedicated employee. Freelancers also aren’t usually afforded the same number of perks a full time employee has, which allows the company to save resources in that way as well. Also, the vetting opportunities that freelancers have access to go both ways, in that companies may also use these limited contracts to evaluate workers and determine if they’d like to offer them a full time position.
Specifically, the internet itself allows for distinct shifts in working opportunities as well for the freelancer. On top of helping to connect freelancers and companies to facilitate the hiring process, it also allows in many cases for the freelancer to work from their home, using the internet to receive work and send in a finished product or completed task. With the dawn of Cloud Networking, sharing files is becoming easier and easier, changing the workplace in new and innovative ways. As the internet rises in utility and accessibility, so to will workers, and the popularity of the freelancer.