The freelance economy provides flexibility but results in fewer relaxing vacations according to a new report from HoneyBook. New data reveals that 43% of solopreneurs have felt the need to hide their vacations from clients because they don’t want to appear unreliable.
HoneyBook, the business and financial management platform for creative entrepreneurs and freelancers, today released the first report dedicated to examining the vacation habits of self-employed Americans. This report comes at an important time since the number of individuals who choose self-employment over traditional “nine-to-five” jobs continues to grow.
Key data from HoneyBook shows that, regardless of age or gender, a whopping 92% of freelancers work on vacation, a symptom of our “always-on” work culture.
The majority of freelancers work on vacation because they feel they must. According to the research, 92% of freelancers work on vacation, and the majority do so not because they want to, but because they feel obligated. Furthermore, 43% of respondents have, at some point, felt the need to hide vacations from clients.
I wanted to find out more about the findings in the report and also learn about HoneyBook’s mission to support the rise of the creative economy by providing business management tools that give freelancers back the time to do the things they love and the confidence to take a break when they need it.
Oz Alon, Co-Founder, and CEO at HoneyBook joins me on my tech podcast to share the latest trends surrounding the rise of solopreneurs in the gig economy era. Leading a team of innovators, big thinkers, and creative problem-solvers, I also learn more about his mission to help small business owners succeed in doing what they love.
Oz also shares how he is building tools that empower solopreneurs to run their business on their own terms.