Why Now is the Time to Freelance

If you are looking to pick up some side work or if you are interested in getting into freelance work, now is the time! We are seeing more open freelance roles than ever, and companies need for temporary positions is at an all-time high for the year.

The fourth quarter of every year is always the best time to get into freelance work, especially if you are in the advertising and marketing space. The reason freelance work is the most popular now compared to the rest of the year comes down to the company’s marketing and advertising budgets.

The first quarter of every year is when budgets become the tightest. Companies will crunch numbers from the year before and see where cuts can be made. Frequently, the first quarter is the slowest for freelance due to budget adjustments, but the fourth quarter is always the busiest time of year.

Once the end of the fiscal year rolls around, companies wind up with money left over in their budget. The first quarter is right around the corner, so instead of hiring employees full-time, they hire them temporarily because the funding for these types of work will not be there for long.

The holidays are coming up, and if you want to pick up some extra cash for the season, now is the time to start freelancing as a side gig. Here is a list of the most popular freelance positions we are seeing this season:

  • Copywriters
  • Medical Editors
  • UX Designers

If you or anyone you know is looking to break into the freelance industry, or if you have experience in these skill sets, get in touch with our creative recruiters today. Visit our website to learn more about our freelance opportunities and hop on a call with our recruiters today.