I think freelancing will continue to grow. With this pandemic, many people with talent have found a new sense of freedom. The joy of doing what they want and when they want to do it.
Of course, there is the startup, which will either make or break someone. Those that rise to the top will always find a way. Those that fail were either never meant to freelance or do not have the talent.
I know when I hire people on this platform for certain jobs, it creates multiple orders. For example, whiteboard animators: I hire seller, they hire a voice over and maybe even a script writer. At the end, 3 people got a job.
I haven’t written a story in a long time, but when I did and will do again, it involves many sellers. I hire beta reader, editor, proofed, cover designers, etc.
I am due to retire in about 2 years. I am really looking forward to that date. I can start doing some real freelancing. I want to write more ebook, stories, blogs, etc.
I think 5r is a great place for professional editors, proofreaders, etc. to make a side income. The only thing is no filter for people with no skills.
I’ve found many talented people here that saved me money and also some pretty bad ones that have wasted my time and money.
Oh well, you win some, you lose some.