Working from home is no longer an American dream, as the workplace continues to transition to the digital world. In fact, 84% of Americans work remotely from home more than once a month, according to a new infographic by Workspot – and on a weekly basis, nearly one out of four Americans telecommute.
With telecommuting on the rise, it’s no surprise that Americans are taking on more side-jobs in their free time. Workspot found that over 53 million Americans participate in freelance work, contributing a whopping $715B to the U.S. economy. Platforms like oDesk and eLance make it easier than ever to freelance, allowing people to take jobs with the click of a button, from anywhere in the world.
The progression of technology over time has also introduced a new generation of workers: millennials (by most definitions, these are