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So everyone I know is experiencing high turnover lately, doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon. How many do you think are just choosing to go freelance vs. another agency? Anyone else seriously considering the plunge? Seems like freelance is pretty much staying remote which would be nice...

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If the US had universal healthcare, I think 90% of creatives would be freelance within a week.

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If you haven’t freelanced before, just know that it too requires hustle. You are running your own business. So yes, it can be great, but it’s not for everyone. I know someone who was not organized and then come tax time owned a lot of interest because they didn’t pay quarterly taxes. And others just didn’t like to have to do the regular “interview” / pitch / negotiation conversations over and over again.

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It's an actual thing rt now across every industry - called The Great Resignation. It's gonna be an even bigger problem soon.

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Yeah we’re all aware of the great resignation but there’s a percentage that have switched industries, or chosen to leave them entirely (disproportionately women because of childcare), and then there’s switched jobs or freelance. I’m honestly thinking we’re going to see an even bigger surge in the freelance workforce and remote. So why work for an agency that requires you to be in the office 3-4x days a week, when you could just be freelance, remote, and making more?

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Seriously considering. Not even sure I have interest in another agency after my current. Haven’t tried freelance and don’t know where to start, but looking to take the leap when the opportunity is right.

Send me your book if you want, we’re looking for a freelance UX designer. Based in Atlanta, but we’re staying remote. I’m not extremely certain of this, but I’m pretty sure it would be for at least a few weeks and most likely around three months with potential to go full time (if it’s a good match for all).

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