Demand for services varies but research has shown that the demand for freelance workers increases during “times of economic uncertainty”. So this is a great time to freelance! Job information sites such as itjobswatch or just searching and counting the number of freelance opportunities can provide useful information on the demand for freelance services.
But don’t be discouraged if your service doesn’t appear popular. In fact, offering a service that has low demand also means that there is less competition and that’s great for your future earnings!