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The 55 Best Companies For Freelancers

Emmie Martin
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About a third of today's workforce do some form of freelancing.

The 9 to 5 workday isn't as common as it once was. Now, more and more people are becoming freelancers, which allows for flexible hours and the ability to work from home.

In fact, 53 million Americans — or 34% of today's workforce — holds a freelance job, according to a new report.

About 68% of those professionals said they freelance to earn extra cash, while the remaining 42% do it to have a flexible schedule.

In addition to the control and supplemental income freelancing offers, it can also add some excitement to one's career, says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, a service that specializes in helping connect people with flexible jobs.

"If you can get a steady stream of freelance jobs, it'll provide you with variety, whereas working in one traditional office job may only offer the same responsibilities day after day," Sutton Fell explains.

To provide an even better feel of the freelance landscape, Flexjobs compiled a list of the best companies for freelance work by analyzing how many freelance listings employers posted between August 2013 and August 2014.

For anyone hoping to gain more control over their career, or who just want to work from home, here are the 55 companies with the most freelance opportunities:

  1. US-Reports

  2. About.com

  3. K12

  4. Razorfish

  5. Overland Solutions, Inc

  6. LanguageLine Solutions

  7. CompuCom Systems Inc.

  8. Carolinas HealthCare System

  9. Appen

  10. Judge Group

  11. ChamnessOnline

  12. Edmentum

  13. Connections Academy

  14. Roundarch Isobar

  15. Time Warner Cable

  16. Aureus Group

  17. Shutterfly

  18. RealPage

  19. The Center for Client Retention

  20. Horizontal Integration

  21. Rogers

  22. MakroTech

  23. Clarity Consultants

  24. Collabera

  25. Shmoop

  26. KPMG

  27. Freeman Leonard

  28. Bloomberg

  29. Oyster.com

  30. GoPro

  31. Achieve Test Prep

  32. Expedia

  33. CompuGain

  34. Cook Systems International

  35. Walmart

  36. Nintendo

  37. Lionbridge

  38. United Nations Development Programme

  39. Direct Interactions

  40. ObjectWin

  41. IVI International

  42. CACTUS Communications

  43. Action Against Hunger

  44. Thrillist

  45. Winston Retail Solutions

  46. Mater Health Services

  47. Pac-12 Enterprises

  48. donorworx

  49. Bustle

  50. Conde Nast

  51. Euromonitor International

  52. HUGE

  53. Ancestry.com

  54. Active Network

  55. VMware



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