The bad economy and company layoffs are dominating today’s news. Even international freelancers who may have clients in the US are directly or indirectly affected by this market. There are conflicting reports on whether or not this positively or negatively effects freelancers. Some claim that it’s a positive thing since companies tend to let their full-timers go to save on salary, insurance etc. Other sources claim the recession is hitting freelancers as well since companies tend to trim their advertising and marketing budgets first.
The silver lining of this storm cloud is that many industries are actively recruiting and hiring freelancers. This article by Jaime Mintun of Freelance Switch offers many good industries to keep your eye on. Some may be familiar, some may be new to you.
Check it out and let us know if you’ve tapped into any of these or if you have any ideas not mentioned!