Main sources U.S. freelancers used to find work in 2018

Main information sources used by freelancers to find work in the United States as of 2018

Main sources U.S. freelancers used to find work in 2018 This statistic shows the main information sources used to find freelance work in the United States in 2018. About 46 percent of respondents stated their friends and family as a main information source to find freelance work in the United States in 2018.
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Main information sources used by freelancers to find work in the United States as of 2018

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Share of respondents
Friends and family46%
Social media40%
Previous client (freelance)38%
Professional contracts36%
Online ads/classifieds27%
Online job boards23%
General freelance websites23%
Previous employer (full-time)17%
Specialized freelance websites16%
Employment agency/staffing firm14%
Sharing economy websites or apps14%
Local newspaper14%
Other4%
Share of respondents
Friends and family46%
Social media40%
Previous client (freelance)38%
Professional contracts36%
Online ads/classifieds27%
Online job boards23%
General freelance websites23%
Previous employer (full-time)17%
Specialized freelance websites16%
Employment agency/staffing firm14%
Sharing economy websites or apps14%
Local newspaper14%
Other4%
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This statistic shows the main information sources used to find freelance work in the United States in 2018. About 46 percent of respondents stated their friends and family as a main information source to find freelance work in the United States in 2018.
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