Everybody has a side hustle. Don’t you think so? However, in which state you do your freelance work matters a lot. As a result of COVID-19, many US workers no longer use traditional office spaces due to the introduction of working from home and hybrid work. Increasing flexibility and fewer commutes have led to a rise in freelancers, with nearly 51% of the US workforce expected to be freelancing by 2027*.
A freelance decision in itself is a big one; given the importance of insurance coverage, the headache of self-employment taxes, and other factors, choosing where to be a freelancer can make-or-break the potential benefits of going freelance. Does it make financial sense to hire freelancers when they require additional resources like Wi-Fi and meeting room costs? Do you need access to coworking spaces and desks in order to perform the duties of your role?
In a new study, ToolTester analyzes precisely that, in order to educate potential freelancers on where they can make the most money. Apparently, Charlotte made the top 15 list. Below you will find 15 of the top cities and their states for freelancers.