Many People =
Use Online Platforms / Marketplaces to Find Flexibility
Select Online Platforms – Views on Flexibility
Source: “An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States,” Uber, 1/15. Note Uber data are USA only.
“Redefining Entrepreneurship: Etsy Sellers’ Economic Impact”, 11/13. Published by Etsy. Survey measured 5,500 USA-based sellers on Etsy’s marketplace. Note Etsy data is USA only.
“Freelancing in America,” Survey of 5,000 Working Americans commissioned by Freelancer’s Union and Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk), USA, 9/14.
“Millennials and the Future of Work,” a study commissioned by Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk), USA, 5/13.
• 55% = Sellers motivated to set up shop for greater flexibility (for self /
• 87% = Driver-partners like Uber because they can be own boss / set
• #2 = Rank of flexibility among motivations for freelancing
• 92% = Freelancers who agree they have more freedom to work