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If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

Sabrina Maddeaux / September 7, 2016

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If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

“Freelance is kind of a dirty word now; it sounds like what you do in between jobs,” says Ryan Emberley, a 30-year-old society and celebrity photographer who travels the world shooting A-listers like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. “Like, I’m not freelance. I’m successful. I’m self-employed. Freelance has this aura of unsuccessfulness and failure to it.”…

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