Payoneer survey: Freelancers optimistic about recovery post COVID-19
In a global survey of over 1,000 freelancers by Payoneer, although 32% of freelancers experienced drastic reduction in demand for their services as a result of COVID-19, 40% say that business has remained as usual or even increased! There has been an increase in demand for freelance services across Asia-Pacific, including that of Australia Freelance Market.
Over 50% of freelancers surveyed felt that demand will increase after the global pandemic situation has settled down, and more than 20% felt that demand will at least return back to pre-coronavirus rates. This represents an extremely optimistic view of the freelance industry in 2021, which is great news for freelancers everywhere.
In the present digital world, companies all over the world can connect with top talent in various industries faster and easier than ever before. Businesses are increasingly seeking remote workers via online freelance marketplaces. Australia Freelance Market is proud to be the most transparent freelance marketplace in the country, streamlining processes and costs for both companies and freelancers.
Overall, this survey shows that even during unprecedented times such as these, outsourcing to freelancers and working remotely seem to be the new norm. With more people moving towards freelancing and companies adapting to online or remote working, both demand and competition for skilled professionals will increase.
To be successful as a freelancer, stay on top of ever-changing demands and keep yourself updated on skills that meet the needs of global businesses. Continue reading to discover tips for freelancers in Australia during the global pandemic!
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This article was published in the Australia Freelance Market News 12/2020.