In the last 20 years, the number of freelancers in the South has gone up 126%. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve noticed an increase in the freelancers just in the every-day people I run into. Whether its a freelance writer, programmer, copy writer or researcher, these business titans mostly work their own hours from their own home. Freelancers can do almost anything for their occupation from a Starbucks Lazyboy and that makes me jealous.
I only hope one day I get to be a freelancer. Why would I go to a nine-to-five job when working from my backyard with a month or two off a year is a viable option? I wont get hired for freelancer jobs, that’s why. The majority of freelancers are now over 55. Can you guess why? Experience.
Senior citizens, the biggest segment of freelancers, are noticing they can work little hours from their home and still pull-in a few extra thousand dollars a year to supplement their savings and social security. Also, those in the 50′s are noticing they can quit the jobs they’ve had for 10 or 20+ years and start be hired as freelance consultants. When complementing this move with publishing a book about their knowledge of their market segment, they can independently pull in a pretty penny.[Via]Share This Infographic
It’s a shame only 1% of all librarians fall into my age group of 20-24… because they’re usually hot…AND intelligent. On the plus side, 78% of them are women. Ladies, you should look into this career…you’ll get my love and a decent sum of money (60k/yr!). I’ll let you figure out which one is more important.
Librarians are a great resource, and college students should use them when trying to do research. They clearly have mad skills in their ability to simultaneously use their left and right brains. When writing a paper, I find the hardest part is locating quality sources outside of just googling something. If you have a librarian help you locate appropriate sources, chances are your paper is going to be pretty good.
As the internet expands and improves, people seem to forget about physical contact. Nothing will ever compare to communicating with someone in real life, and librarians can give you incredibly specialized help. So next time you’re stuck at your computer with no ideas on how to start, just go to the nearest library. Maybe the 1% will be there. [Online masters guide]Share This Infographic
First things first– my dad is a loyal Daily Infographic reader, and today is his birthday. Happy birthday Dad; I wish I could be there!
On to the infographic at hand…If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a million times: conserve water. I have heard this maxim since elementary school, yet I wake up in the morning anticipating the one thing that will brighten my early morning prognosis, the long hot shower—please note the use of the word long. Unfortunately, I regularly take water, and its availability, for granted. If you are as guilty as I am, the infographic below, while basic and familiar, is a worthy reminder.
The average American family of four can live on 3 gallons of water a day, yet 400 gallons is closer to the daily usage. We can blame faulty faucets leaks and inefficient toilets, or we can start taking small steps to decrease our consumption. The infographic gives some simple ideas on how to start like turning off the tap water while brushing and only showering for 10 minutes (darn, they had to mention the showers). [via]Share This Infographic
I sincerely apologize, loyal infographers. My computer malfunctioned and I didn’t notice that this wasn’t up until halfway through my french art history class, where I was distracted by my iphone.
But the todays infographic is very juicy! In case you aren’t a pop culture/reality tv addict, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have split up after only 72 days of marriage. This tragedy has been all over gossip sites and entertainment tonight-esque shows. It has generated so much attention because her $20 million wedding was filmed and aired in two parts on E!, and I must admit I watched it all. Twice.
This infographic visually represents the very shortest celebrity marriages, and it makes 72 days seem like an eternity. How someone can be married for .25 days baffles me, but most of the time celebrity life in general baffles me. I guess the key to happiness is to be gloriously un-famous! [Via]
I don’t know about you, but I am not ready for today. All Monday means to me is the expiration of fun fun fun. If you don’t know this weekend was Fun Fun Fun Fest (a music festival) here in Austin and it was pretty damn awesome one this year. Featuring acts such as Public Enemy, Childish Gambino, Slayer, Mates of States and several others. I spent the last half of yesterday listening and watching Baths, Del the Funky Homosapien, Flying Lotus, Diplo, only to be capped off by Odd Future. Needless to say this weekend was a blast and full of some really good music, for me at least. Not to mention the Longhorns beat the crap out of those Raiders this weekend as well.
Now that I have thoroughly bored you with my personal stories lets take a look at today’s infographic, The History of Voice Over. In less than 150 years voice over has gone from Edouard-Leon Scott recording a “phono-authograph” to the present where we have organizations of accredited voice over actors. If it wasn’t for voice over can you imagine how boring our video games and cartoons would be? Not to mention things like the radio or the ever awesome narration of Ron Howard on Arrested Development, would not exist. Hope you enjoy today’s infographic! [voice actor Scott Reyns]Share This Infographic