Rise of the freelance nation and its impact on technology

1. Wonder why Apple is doing so well with iPhone? How come even in this down economy, smart phones are selling like hot cakes?
2. Wonder why SaaS services for the individual – Accounting, invoicing, project management are doing well?

Empowerment of the freelancer who is looking for a virtual or an automated admin is driving it apparently. In fact from 2009 to 2019 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US will have moved from 30% (43 Million workers) to 40% freelancers.

This means we have to teach our kids  “all round” skills, including how to source projects, deliver, manage and keep customers happy. No wonder business networking is expected to take off.