5 Minute Survey on the Freelancing Life

Ilise Benun on graphic design proposalI got this message from my friend and fellow freelancing evangelist, Ed Gandia. Please take 5 minutes to take this survey about your freelance life. Deadline is June 29.

According to some estimates, one-third of the U.S. workforce is self-employed, contingent or freelance. The percentage is even higher in other countries.

Yet there’s very little published information about who we are … what we do … how we land work … what we earn … and why we do what we do.

And politicians and the mainstream media are absolutely clueless about independent workers like us!

I’m on a mission to change that.

Last year, I commissioned the first-ever Freelance Industry Report. More than 1,200 freelancers and self-employed pros participated in the survey, which yielded some fascinating insights.

I’ll be publishing an updated industry report in September, and I need your help by participating in the survey that will drive the results of this study. You can complete the survey here:


This survey is completely anonymous and will take you 5 minutes
or less. Plus, as a “thank you” for taking the time to complete
it, I’ll send you a free copy of the detailed industry report as
soon as it’s ready.

Note: The survey closes Friday, June 29th. So please go there as soon as possible. And feel free to forward the link to your colleagues. Or share the following message on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn:

Take the 2012 #Freelance Industry Survey http://svy.mk/KH5eYB (participants get free copy) via @edgandia