The growing wave of freelancers will soon crash down upon the working world, cleansing all of the mundane 9-5 routine and liberating desk slaves in their thousands. The vision is beautiful – to be your own boss, make your own rules and never again be undervalued in the workplace. The freelancer revolution is upon us.


With around two million freelancers working in the UK, the media is awash with stories about lifestyle benefits for Britain’s growing vanguard of self-employed. It is a romantic vision. But is it wholly accurate?

This Buzzfeed video crushes all your freelance dreams with the rather stark reality.


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