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Fast Company – Why Everybody’s Going Freelance [+ Video from RSA Animate on Motivation]

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September 14, 2013

By Drake Baer

More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-identified as independent workers–as in freelancers, temps, self-employed consultants and the like–as of May 2013, up 10% from 2011.

That’s according to MBO Partners, who does the taxes for such workers. And as the Wall Street Journal reports, the total number of indie workers is predicted to grow to 24 million in the next five years.

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