Social Media Marketing

Challenging Freelance Stereotypes

By
Natalie Zfat
|
May 2, 2018

This is a sponsored post written by Natalie Zfat on behalf of Fiverr. The opinions and text are all Natalie’s own. As a freelance social media consultant for the better part of a decade, I've heard it all: "How do you get anything done?" "Are you eating out of the fridge all day?" "

Can you actually earn a living being a freelancer?!"Freelancers contribute $1.4 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, but that doesn't prevent us from facing long-held stereotypes. That's why I couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Fiverr this Small Business Week to share the many advantages companies enjoy when hiring a freelancer, whether on Fiverr or offline... https://youtu.be/EMZk0oB5QVY...along with a helpful guide for freelancers who are figuring out what to charge.

https://youtu.be/K8IlwtqRkRQAnd the fun doesn’t stop there: Last month in L.A., I invited a few fellow doers to join me at the General Assembly downtown to share some of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with going freelance! (P.S. Did you know that 36% of workers are freelance?

That's more than a third of the workforce!)Shout-out to tech journalist Jessica Naziri Sabet, financial advisor Winnie Sun, career expert Lauren Berger, music artist Shanee Pink, and music executive and producer Aton Ben-Horin for being a part of the conversation!

Thank you to our panelists for our LA Doers Discussion: tech journalist Jessica Naziri Sabet, Natalie Zfat, financial advisor Winnie Sun, career expert Lauren Berger, music artist Shanee Pink, and music executive and producer Aton Ben-Horin.[/caption]For more info on how to set your rates as a freelancer, check out Fiverr Elevate's new knowledge portal!

Is freelance a good option for your business? Leave us a comment letting us know your experience below!

Natalie Zfat
Natalie Zfat is a social media entrepreneur and Forbes Contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Samsung, Food Network, American Express and Fiverr, of course. Zfat's beloved social media community of 500K followers are dreamers, doers and entrepreneurs, from college students to CEOs. This year, WeWork honored Zfat for having “cracked the code of the freelance economy.”
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