The Way We Work
September 3, 2014 by Fabio Rosati

FU_FreelancinginAmerica_ShareableGraphics_Facebook-01A note to our community from Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance-oDesk and Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director of Freelancers Union:

More than 53 million Americans are freelancing, according to “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” a landmark study released by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk.



The old way of working isn’t working and these professionals — and the businesses hiring them — are showing a new way.

Interested in reading more insights from the most comprehensive sizing of the U.S. freelance workforce in almost a decade? Find more information here:


1 in 3 Americans Work as Freelancers


53 million Americans are freelancing — more than the total combined populations of 25 states


53 million Americans are freelancing; together, freelancers earn more than the combined value of Facebook, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, and McDonald's

Fabio Rosati

Board Member

As founding CEO of Elance-oDesk, Fabio launched the company's vision of creating an online workplace for the world. More than 14 million businesses and professionals connect and work together on Elance-oDesk, two leading online work platforms that merged in 2014. With 2014 billings of $940 million, and thousands of public and private "talent clouds," the Elance-oDesk community is one of the most productive on earth.… read more