Take the State of Freelancing survey

We’re looking to better understand how digital freelancers work — and we could use your help.

John Moore Williams
July 25, 2018

Take our State of Freelancing survey — tell us about your experience freelancing and help us help you freelance better.

My very first web design gig saw me doing a spell as a contractor at Motorola. To this day, I remember the floods of emails about benefits, time off, and events that contractors like me did not get, but were inexplicably informed of.

Obviously a miss on their internal communications strategy, but it turned every Outlook session into a minefield of reminders of my status as “different” at the company. It stung.

Nonetheless, freelancing is a fascinating career option, and looking to become even more common as companies open up to this productivity-enhancing, influencer-marketing friendly option. But the challenges of being a freelancer are many, and it’s often difficult to find must-have information on everything from setting up your freelancing business to how to handle billing your clients.

We think we can help.

We’ve already published “The freelance web designer’s guide” — not to mention a host of other articles on freelancing as a web designer.

Today, we’re doing something a little different:

The State of Freelancing survey

In short, we’re asking you to tell us about your experience freelancing. And we’d love to hear it all — from how you charge clients to what tools you use, all the way to the painful experiences like not getting paid.

All your answers will be anonymous — unless you choose to share your email so we can follow up with you personally.

What we’ll do with the survey results

We’ll be using the information you offer to do two things:

  1. Generate a report on the numbers: We’ll use your input to report on the most popular apps for freelancers, the most common ways of billing clients, how many times the average freelancer doesn’t get paid, and so much more.
  2. Write more content specifically to help freelancers: We’re deeply invested in helping freelancers of all kinds find the right tools, position themselves effectively, develop more efficient workflows, better handle clients, and even better manage income and taxes. So we’ll take the info you offer to inform future articles on best practices, the challenges of freelancing, and more.

Take the survey

Share your experiences — and help your fellow freelancers new and experienced get started, and freelance better.

Take the survey

John Moore Williams

Head of Content Strategy at Webflow. Nice to meet ya. Follow me @JohnAMWill.

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