Agency Freelancers Face Uncertainty as Marketers Press Pause Amid Pandemic

For the self-employed, finding reliable work has become even more challenging


Agencies, beholden to their clients, are grappling with the cancellations, delays and changes marketers are putting in place because of the coronavirus. While agency employees, many of whom are working from home for the foreseeable future, are no doubt feeling the impact, it’s freelancers who are left wondering where their next gig—and paycheck—will come from.

Patrick Llewellyn, CEO of 99designs, a global creative platform that helps freelance designers find work, said opportunities on the platform have been “up and down” in recent days.

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