Freelancers also work long hours - a 46 hour working week


For freelancers, time is money. The cliché of lounging around in your pajamas while only doing a couple of hours of work a day couldn't be farther from the truth.

How many hours per week do freelancers work?

To get a better idea of how much work freelancers really put in, we asked our community to share details about their work week with us. Here are the results:

The average amount of hours our 1,386 survey participants spend working weekly is more than that of the average employee - approximately 47 hours! Just a quarter of the members of our community spend less than 40 hours a week on their job. Freelancers take their work seriously and invest a lot of time into their projects.

In fact, over 40 percent of our survey participants work more than 40 hours. A quarter even work more than 50 hours a week. Assuming they only work from Monday to Thursday, that's a minimum of ten hours a day spent on freelancing projects! Around seven percent of participants are really pushing their work to the limit and hitting over 60 work hours a week.

Lounging around in pajamas? Quite the opposite.

A 46 hour working week? Freelancers also work long hours!

It's obvious why work-life balance is such an important issue to freelancing communities. Freelancing is about nurturing your skills and ideas and turning them into a business - that can be very demanding. But remember, it's not just about working a lot, it's about doing so in a smart way. As any freelancer knows, organizing your time and spending less time on secondary tasks, is how you ensure your time is being used efficiently!

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