Freelance as a Career Choice

CollabMiami recently got invited by Miami International University of Art & Design to present to the student body freelancing as a business model. We cannot express the honor (and fun) it was. Presenting alongside five top creatives from the CollabMiami community, we took students from starting a freelance business all the way to billing for work done.

Younger generations of workers are now choosing to steer clear from the traditional employer/employee work environment, to a less traditional, freelance career or what some call “micro-entrepreneur”. This trend seems to be a lot more common for the millennial generation. According to research commissioned by the Freelancers Union, 53 million Americans now freelance in some capacity. Of that, 38 percent are millennials, compared to 32 percent of non-millennials (i.e., people over 35).

This choice was the subject of a recent workshop, The Business of Freelancing that took place at Miami International University of Art & Design in collaboration with CollabMiami featuring six panelists from different industries discussing their experiences in making freelance a career choice. The panelists included…

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Author: George Cuevas

As Freelance Creative Director/Graphic Designer, George Cuevas is sought by brands requiring custom visual solutions. As founder of SquareHue.com and CollabMiami.com, George brings an unparalleled amount of new media marketing and business experience to all his creative graphic design solutions.