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Live Webinar: State of the Freelance Nation 2012

09-12-2012 11:47 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Free Online Conference for Freelancers - September 21 2012!

Free Online Conference for Freelancers - September 21 2012!

Recognized thought leaders in freelancing and independent work will reveal and discuss recent findings of freelancer demographics, earnings and attitudes.

— Who are freelancers? What type of work do they do? How much do they earn? What do successful freelancers do differently? How do independent professionals contribute to economic growth?

These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in an upcoming webinar titled: "The State of the Freelance Nation, 2012." This free, one-hour live online session will be held on Thursday, September 13, at 2:00pm Eastern Time and will be hosted by Ed Gandia, co-founder of the International Freelancers Day Online Conference, and Erik Vonk, CEO of Back Of The House (BOTH). To learn more or to register, visit

In this webinar, Gandia and Vonk will summarize the key findings of the newly published 2012 Freelance Industry Report — a study of 1,491 freelancers from around the world. They will discuss the implications of these findings and what they mean for independent professionals everywhere. The 2012 Freelance Industry Report is available free at

"Despite the meteoric growth in freelancing over the last decade, there is very little published information about who we are as freelancers -- what we do, how we land work, what we earn, and why we do what we do," says Gandia. "The goal of this webinar is to shine a spotlight on this critically important sector of the workforce -- and to show the world who we are and how we contribute to economic growth."

Vonk comments: “Today, close to one third of the workforce works on a project basis. Yet, independent professionals are often referred to as ‘contingent’ workers, somehow creating the perception that professional independence is an involuntary status.” Vonk continues: ‘The Freelance Industry Report presents little known and often overlooked facts about this important and growing segment of the global workforce”.

About International Freelancers Day
International Freelancers Day is a global initiative to celebrate independent professionals and the tremendous impact they have on the global economy. The celebration connects freelancers, consultants and other solo professionals through a free, one-day online conference. To learn more, visit To download the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, visit

About Back of the House
Back Of The House offers Total Support for Independent Professionals™ — a personal support platform that combines IT and admin resources with health, retirement and insurance options. To learn more, visit

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Richland GA 31825

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