Freelancing seems like heaven. You’re able to work from anywhere, have nice work-life balance and be your own boss
But how much money freelancers actually earn?
32% of all full-time freelancers earn more than they got at a company.
What gives? Before we get into that, here are 3 other interesting things we found:
- American coding freelancers earn almost the same money they do on corporate jobs. In other countries, they earn more than they’re able to get at a company (considering moving to Thailand or Slovakia?).
- Freelancers with fewer companies experience earn less than others do.
Let’s dig in!
What is the average rate of a freelance developer in the USA?
Here are our stats on the hourly rate of American some coding specializations of freelancers:
Here is our data:
We assume that it depends on big demand of this type of development.
How to win a competition on the freelance market?
The freelance job search is unjust. Because you have to emulate with freelancers that have much less rate than yours. (That’s why we develop Periodix).
- Improve Your Skills Every 6 Months. New Technologies appear every day. You have to be in trend of new coding languages and frameworks.
- Build Your Experience with Small Tasks Projects. If you just start freelancing, it helps you to improve your programming skills and portfolio.
- Apply for Jobs that Are Less than One Week Old. It increases your chances to be hired and if you’re not qualified for 100%. You never know if something special in your application will catch a client.
Winning a competition has always been hard, but it’s getting harder. Nowadays, you have to be well-skilled professional to manage your rate.
Check projects that fit your background and rate expectation.
We’ve already added a feature to filter projects according to your budget realities. And Periodix calculates your chances to be hired on a freelance or remote job.
More Resources: The Ultimate Freelancing Guide