The payment gateway company recently surveyed more than 23,000 freelancers and according to the results they nowadays earn more money than the average non-freelance worker, at least in some countries. Sounds like a great development for all independent pharma consultants !
In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, they surveyed more than 23,000 freelancers worldwide to determine average billing rates based on factors including experience, gender and skills.
The Freelancer Income Survey 2015 includes data from respondents in 180 countries across six continents, offering freelancers in both developed and emerging markets a better understanding of the vast opportunities available to them. The average global hourly billing rate is significantly higher than the average wages in most of the countries included in the survey.
Freelancing offers smart, talented, hardworking professionals and business owners in emerging economies such as Argentina, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines and Serbia a major breakthrough in job prospects and earning potential that they would have never thought possible a few years ago. There has traditionally been very little standardization and transparency when it comes to freelancing rates, so we wanted to provide a resource that would provide a benchmark for the freelancing landscape globally.
Much of what investigators found in this survey is that companies hiring freelancers are more interested in their skills, experience and ratings than traditional education. Freelancers looking for work have more opportunities than ever before to take advantage of cross-border freelancing.
FarmavitaR+ is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of many consultants globally by simplifying the way they work and get paid for their cross-border sales of services.