The freelance world offers great flexibility and can even provide variety if the worker has several different clients. In fact, a Freelancers Union and Upwork study found that 77% of freelancers said this type of work offers them a good work-life balance.
But the big question is: Where are the jobs?
Well, FlexJobs, an online database of telecommuting jobs and other flexible job roles, took a look at their database and determined 15 companies with the highest volume of freelance job listings so far in 2017. The site lists the most common categories for freelance jobs as computer and IT work, project management, accounting/finance, administrative and software development.
The Freelancers Union and Upwork study found that about 2 million people joined the freelance workforce from 2014 to 2016 (from 53 million to 55 million). So if you're looking for a new gig in the freelancing world, you aren't alone.
Just like any time you're looking for a new job, there's a lot you will want to do to get ready, like brush up your resume. And remember, many employers look at a version of your credit report as part of the application process. (Not sure what one might see if they look at yours? Not a problem — you can see a free snapshot of your credit report on Credit.com.)
See which companies FlexJobs determined are posting the most opportunities for freelance workers so far this year.
15. Sony Corp. of America
Current Freelance Job Openings: senior web developer, business program launch manager
Current Freelance Job Openings: picture editor, vector/illustration reviewer
Current Freelance Job Openings: local childcare coordinator
Current Freelance Job Openings: content manager, guide — DIY Fashion
Current Freelance Job Openings: insurance premium auditor, loss control surveyor
10. VIP PetCare
Current Freelance Job Openings: relief veterinarian
9. Connections Education
Current Freelance Job Openings: social studies curriculum writer/subject matter expert, astronomy alignments contractor
Current Freelance Job Openings: virtual teachers (English and chemistry)
You can see the full list of the 15 best companies for freelancers in 2017 on Credit.com.