Freelancing in 2020 – What to Expect

Keep these four freelancing trends in 2020 in mind as we head into the new year.

The New Year is literally weeks away, and this time of year is always filled with excitement anticipation of what’s to come. If you’re worried about the future of freelancing, or what you need to do as a VBO to ensure you stay afloat in the new year, you’ve come to the right place yet again. VBO Nation has got your back, and we’re giving you an exclusive view of what to expect for freelancing in 2020. Here’s our top four list of freelancing trends in 2020 that are sure to take hold. 

  1. More Competition

By 2020, approximately 43% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers, which means there will be more competition out there for you. But there’s no need to be afraid. This fact can give you more impetus to niche down further and find your specialty. With the right VBO Niche, you can whittle down your competition while maintaining a steady stream of clients, so you don’t have to worry about all of the newcomers swarming the freelancing landscape in 2020. 

  1. More Opportunities in Corporate America

We did a blog on this major freelance trend recently, but it’s worth mentioning again here. Now that millenials and GenZers are making rank in corporate America, they’re looking for freelancers to fill needed skills gaps in their workforce. We expect more opportunities to open in corporate America throughout 2020, so if you ever wanted to get your foot in the door with one of your favorite corporations, the new year is a great time to do so. 

  1. More Opportunities Globally

Freelancing isn’t just picking up steam in the U.S., it’s becoming more popular all over the world, helping companies to accelerate globalization like never before. This means that you can look beyond the U.S. market to find opportunities that fit within your niche. The client pool is wider than it’s ever been, which is definitely good news for us VBOs. 

  1. More Online Presence

With freelancing growing its reach at home and abroad, your online presence will continue to be important in 2020. Invest time in curating your social media content, updating your website and polishing up your digital portfolio. 2020 will be all about showcasing your skills; you never know who’s looking. 

Now that you know what to expect in 2020 for freelancing, let’s talk about how you can be at your A game. Our VBO Quickstart masterclass will give you everything you need to become a top-performing freelancer in as little as 90 days. You’ll learn so much from finding your VBO Niche, to building your brand, to launching your business. Our enrollment for Quickstart is coming up soon, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on all it has to offer. Find out what VBO Quickstart can do for you!

Chantel Baul

I’m a skilled communicator with more than four years’ experience in digital and print content creation, who has a keen ability to adapt messages for diverse audiences. I have demonstrated proficiency in editorial writing conventions, social media strategy, brand reputation management, and interdisciplinary collaboration. I’m a driven and progressive researcher with an aptitude for storytelling. I'm also a proud Public Affairs Officer in the United States Army Reserve.

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