Although some are suggesting that the worst is behind us in the current economy, the situation over the last 10 years sent more and more people into freelance and entrepreneurship. People found that they could no longer look for a job; they needed to create one.
That’s one of the things that’s driven the success of oDesk, a marketplace for just about anyone with any skill that can be done on a computer.
While many websites and companies devoted to remote working have an emphasis on development, design, and programming, oDesk is different. In fact, any startup anywhere could find the workforce they need via oDesk, right from their own hometown. Whether you’re looking for software developers, engineers, business development people, researchers, administrative handlers, or PR people, you’ll find them on oDesk.
Since 2005 oDesk has been one of the driving forces behind remote working. Now millions of people have been connected to jobs across the street, or around the world through the power of oDesk.
As more and more people turn to freelancing and remote work, oDesk released this very interesting infographic that shows not only are they onto something, but freelancing, remote work, and entrepreneurship are rising at a lightning fast paced.
According to their research, today 90% of people think that entrepreneurship is a mindset rather than starting a company. With that in mind, oDesk has found that 72% of people still in “regular jobs” want to quit to be entirely independent. 61% have said they’re likely to quit within 2 years. Freedom seems to be the driving force behind this trend.
Check out this very interesting infographic below, and if you’re looking for [fill in the blank] check out oDesk.com