The Fiscal Times article This Is Why Freelancing Is the Hot Work Trend covers a Staples survey showing that 12 percent of office workers do freelance work on the side in addition to their regular job.
It also found that the same percent of office workers are full-time freelancers. Key quote on why they freelance:
Top drivers for freelancers include the flexibility to make their own hours (cited by 37 percent of those surveyed) and work-life balance (32 percent).
This is yet another survey showing that more and more people are taking on side gigs and/or moonlighting.
These findings were part of a broader workplace study conducted by Staples. A total of 1,528 employees were surveyed in the U.S., with 1,026 classified as general office workers and 502 as business decision makers.
Go to their Workplace Index site for more information.