The future is freelance.
Don’t believe us? Here are the facts.

Freelancers are predicted to be the majority of the US workforce within the next ten years.


57.3 million Americans are already freelancing. That’s 36% of the total U.S. workforce.


The independent workforce is outpacing the overall U.S. workforce growth at a rate 3x faster since 2014.


Freelancers contribute approximately $1.4 trillion annually to the economy, an increase of almost 30% since last year.

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Nearly half of the U.S. millennial workforce are already freelancing today, participating at a rate higher than any other generation.

One study estimates that of the next 27 million independent workers, 42% will be millennials.


Here at The Scope, we’re all about providing you with the insight, industry trends and tools to confidently run your self-employed business. So if you’re new here, new to freelancing, or just like to learn new things... 

...this is where your Scope Journey begins.


Step One 

Sign-up for our email list to access our FREE freelancer starter kit. No, this isn’t a gimmick. It’s a gift. Developed by our founder, Audrey put together the tools you need to get your journey to self-employment started on the right foot. Once you join our Scope Force community, you’ll receive a link with the following essentials every independent hustler needs:

  • New Freelancer Checklist

  • How to create a Scope of Work (SOW)

  • What to put in an Invoice

  • Example Pitch Letter

  • Links to valuable Resources and ways to connect with our Scope Force Community

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The Right Resources

It’s a mistaken mentality that as a freelancer you’re expected to “know everything”. Instead, flip the switch and adopt an “everything to learn” way of thinking. This is the mindset of a freelancer. The constant state of learning that will keep you ahead of the curve, guiding your career into the direction YOU choose for it to go. 

At The Scope, we want to be your resource for all of your self-employment questions and needs. So we’ve created a “Getting Started” subcategory of the blog for those of you who are just beginning or might need a refresher course in the current state of things.

Read these essential articles to help jumpstart your freelance career.

Top drivers motivating people to start freelancing are the desire:

To be their own boss
To choose when they work
To choose their own projects
To choose where they work to earn extra money


of freelancers say they chose to begin freelancing over necessity, with 97% of independent workers reporting no desire to return to traditional work.


of freelancers agree that having a diversified portfolio of clients is more secure than one employer and they have an average of 4.5 clients per month.

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of freelancers say the amount of work they obtained online increased this year, with as many as 20 million of the U.S. independent workforce finding clients online.

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