This 100+ page report includes:
- Key findings & insights from survey of over 1,000+ workers in the 1099 economy
- Results of the survey with questions around lifestyle, earnings, sustainability, current needs, and future plans
- Over 20 interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and workers on the forefront of the 1099 movement, including leading venture capital firms and CEOs
The 1099 Economy (also called the On-Demand Economy (ODE) or the Sharing Economy) is rapidly redefining how we experience many fundamental parts of our lives and, in the process, taking over the world. It's also reshaping the way we think about work. 34% of the American workforce have freelancer jobs, and Intuit estimates that by 2020, freelancers and independent contractors will make up 40% of the US labor force, with ODE workers representing a fast-growing sub-category. From traditional shift and hourly labor to high-skilled and technical services, few categories of work seem immune to being impacted by an 'Uber for X' model.
As the population of 1099 workers grows, so does the need to understand them. Not only are they the fastest growing workforce in the world, they're also the lynchpin of the new economy—companies such as Uber and HomeJoy simply could not have succeeded without them. In this study, we dive into core themes around lifestyle and sustainability, needs and desires, and what it truly looks like to be a 1099 worker. Our team conducted an in-depth survey, reaching 1,000+ survey respondents. We supported survey responses by interviewing people on the front lines of the 1099 movement: entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.
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