Freelancing Categories & Populations

According to 2014 data secured by Freelancers Union, the U.S. has about 53 million independent or solo workers which was divided into 5 categories based on the definitions in the far right column. That population is expected to double over the next decade. TIP: If you are an IC which category(s) do you fit into? Does it match with your abilities and capabilities? If an employer, you can use this chart as a baseline for mobilizing future revolving teams of full time and IC workers .