There's a major workplace demographic shift in the making.
More than 53 million Americans are doing some sort of freelance work today, according to the Freelancers Union. And by 2020, many experts predict this group of independent workers will grow enough to make up half of the labor force.
"That's going change not only their life, but it's going change the way that Corporate America works," said small business expert and corporate consultant Michael Parrish DuDell.
Freelancing has many benefits: flexible hours; exposure to a variety of clients and projects; and the potential to make more income by taking on more work. But there's also more responsibility.
When you call the shots, you're not just responsible for managing your business. You're also responsible for managing other details that are equally important to your success, including your taxes, healthcare and retirement planning.