Think back to 10-15 years ago, and the majority of computers were confined to the office space or classroom. Most people had one desktop computer that the family shared, and the Internet was painfully slow.
Fast-forward to today and–according to a Gallup poll taken in 2013–around 64% of Americans own a laptop, 73% have wireless or Wi-Fi internet access, and 62% own a smartphone.
But that’s not all that is on the rise. In recent years, there has been a spike in freelance work and workers, thanks to the ever-increasing availability of technology. Working remotely on your own terms is now easier than ever, and the numbers are there to prove it.