I’ve compiled this ‘freelancing in Australia infographic’ from statistics found at professional freelancing sites, like Kate Toon’s ‘Clever Copywriting School’ and InsiderGuides.com.au.
How to Start a Freelance Business is a concise guide for those interested in starting any freelance endeavour in Australia, including how to set up a micro business properly.
Full Statistic and Source Links:
32% of Australian workers had freelanced (2014/5) (InsiderGuides.com.au)
The most common freelance roles are copywriting, freelance writing, graphic design, photography, web design, tutoring, and account management. (Money Connexion)
65.9% of freelancers work part-time (21-30 hrs); 34% work full-time (CleverCopywritingSchool 2017)
Aussie copywriters tend to charge $61-90 per hour(41%). Just 4.5% charge over $120 per hour. (CleverCopywritingSchool 2017).
72% of Editors earning $50,000 or less from editing in 2015–16. (IPEd National Survey of Editors, 2016)
Australian graphic designers (junior) accept rates from $50 per hour – this is with some experience after studies.