Americans ditching day jobs to become freelancers

U.S. (KXAN) — The number of Americans ditching their day jobs and deciding to be their own boss is growing.

Freelancers Union and released a new study that says 54 million Americans are doing freelance work. This is an increase of seven percent from last year.

Before making the jump, career experts recommend figuring out your budget and estimating the minimum earnings you need to cover your essentials. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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