We're excited to announce the release of the 2015 1099 Economy Workforce Report. This is the first major study on the work-life and sustainability of being a 1099 worker in the on-demand / sharing economy, with survey responses from 1,000+ independent contractors and 20+ interviews with founders, investors, and thought leaders on the front lines of the movement.
Now available for $999 as a 100+ page PDF download.
The 1099 Economy (also called the On-Demand Economy (ODE) or the Sharing Economy) is rapidly redefining how we experience many fundamental parts of our lives and, in the process, taking over the world. It's also reshaping the way we think about work. 34% of the American workforce have freelancer jobs, and Intuit estimates that by 2020, freelancers and independent contractors will make up 40% of the US labor force, with ODE workers representing a fast-growing sub-category. From traditional shift and hourly labor to high-skilled and technical services, few categories of work seem immune to being impacted by an 'Uber for X' model.
As the population of 1099 workers grows, so does the need to understand them. Not only are they the fastest growing workforce in the world, they're also the lynchpin of the new economy—companies such as Uber and HomeJoy simply could not have succeeded without them. In this study, we dive into core themes around lifestyle and sustainability, needs and desires, and what it truly looks like to be a 1099 worker. Our team conducted an in-depth survey, reaching 1,000+ survey respondents. We supported survey responses by interviewing people on the front lines of the 1099 movement: entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.