By Jennifer Dlouhy, Associated Press Freelance writers who need to start a business or sell their own work should use LinkedIn, a leading online recruitment site, according to a report published Thursday.
The Freelancer.com report, “Freelance Writing Rates for Freelances,” finds that freelancers who have at least $5,000 in freelance writing credits have the best chance of getting jobs, with a $25,000 salary the best.
Freelancers with at least 15 credits should use the platform to see whether their credentials fit, and the study found that those with at most 5.9 credits earned the best job prospects.
The study found an increasing number of freelancers are looking for work on other sites and apps, as the cost of freelance services has dropped.
The study found freelance writing rates have fallen from a high of $1,700 in the mid-2000s to $2,500 now.
The report also found that a majority of the freelancers surveyed said they used LinkedIn as a way to get into and out of the freelance market.
Freepers have found that the free-for-all nature of the job market has caused them to leave their clients.
They are often asked to take on more work to keep up with clients, and often find that their clients have fewer people in the workforce, so they often find themselves in lower-paying freelance positions.
Freephone companies have also found they can’t compete with large-scale outsourcing companies that hire hundreds of freelancer agents.
The Freephone study found a majority, 72 percent, of the people surveyed said their work was more important to them than money.
A total of 13 percent said their freelancing was more about the client than their own self-interest.
Many freelancers said they found it difficult to find clients.
The number of people using freelancing services has fallen sharply in the past few years, with about 30 million freelancers, or just under 1 percent, according the Freelancing Alliance, a nonprofit group that represents freelancers.
Freelist.com found the number of freelance writers in its database was declining steadily.
It said the number had dropped by more than half since 2012, when the company started.
Freeware writers in the Freeware Writers Index, which is based on reviews of books and other online materials, saw a drop in sales in 2017, dropping from $3.6 billion in 2014 to $3 billion in 2017.
The Freeware writers index for 2017 has been reduced from 11.5 million to 8.3 million.
Freakonomics blogger Peter Breggin said he is frustrated with the lack of progress on the topic of freelance writing.
He said the lack the growth of freelance sites has made it harder for people to find jobs.
Bergmann said he finds the Freephones report disappointing because the report was commissioned by the Freethought Society.
He called it a step in the right direction.
“It’s not like there’s any change to be made in terms of what it means to be a writer, and that it is really important that writers get paid,” he said.
FreethoughtSociety president Michael Barker said he doesn’t know if the Freerangers’ findings were valid.
“I haven’t seen any research that shows that,” he wrote in an email.
The group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the free market, and is known for promoting ideas like the concept of the free lunch.
It also has been criticized for publishing a 2015 report saying the median annual income for writers is $28,000.
Freethoughts.com has published other studies that have found median income for freelances is between $14,000 and $22,000 a year.
Freightwriter.com did not respond to requests for comment.