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Small Business

Get Paid What You're Worth: 5 Negotiation Tactics For Freelancers

Fifty-four percent of freelancers around the world are unhappy with what they make, according to a survey conducted by Payoneer. If you’re one of the 54%, there’s hope. Negotiating is a quick and easy way to earn more money as a freelancer. If you do this correctly, you can boost your income while …

Employment

How Protecting Freelancers Could Boost The U.S. Economy

Freelancers could help reduce the rising cost of living in major cities while boosting the economies of those in decline.<p>The era of industrialization set many of the workplace standards–and conflicts–that linger today. More than 100 years later, many of those practices are gradually evolving, but …

Employment

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

In a report published in 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded that over 40% of workers in this country have non-standard …

How to Find E-Learning Jobs - E-Learning Heroes

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a e-learning design veteran, there comes a moment in everyone’s career where it’s just time for a new …

So, what exactly is an IT contractor?

Working as an IT contractor can be rewarding, fruitful and much less restrictive than working for one company. But being a successful IT contractor …

Employment
Employment

Marketing Contractors vs Freelancers: The Ultimate Guide for Choosing What’s Best for You

Marketing as a field is no stranger to leveraging non-employee contingent workforce solutions for expertise and production capacity. From freelancers …

3 Barriers to Freelancing

As a freelancer, much of your future work is determined by your previous work; i.e. your portfolio. So how do you get started if you have never done …

Freelancing

How Upwork became a billion-dollar freelancer marketplace

Hiring the right person for your business used to take weeks. It’s a process that involves effort and circumventing red tape. But online recruitment …

Employment

The 4 Best Productivity Tools for Up-and-Coming Startups

Manning a startup isn’t for the faint of heart.Seriously, there’s a reason roughly 90 percent of startups fall flat on their respective faces within …

Project Management

A Conversation with a ‘Giant’ of the Freelance Writing World

Working within a customer service facing role, I am accustomed to creating all kinds of written documentation and communications. It’s fair to say …

Writing

Udacity Blitz: a Freelancing Platform For Nanodegree Alumni — With a Twist — Class Central

2 minute read written by Dhawal Shah . Published on November 24, 2016<p>Earlier this year Udacity announced Nanodegree Plus, which guarantees a job …

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Freelancer Project-Finding Services : project leads

Keeping a steady flow of project leads for freelancers can be a daunting task, so 'Gigs Club' is intended to be a versatile way to eliminate dry …

Employment

Make money online with freelance graphic design services

If you know your way around photoshop or even just have a good eye for design- you could make a lot of money selling graphic design services- …

How to Get More Work as a Freelancer - Small Business Trends

Over the past five years working in the digital marketing space, I have found that freelancers can’t seem to get enough work. I hear it all the time. …

Starting Ugly: Your Guide to Creating a Freelance Writing Website

Websites.<p><i>Ugh.</i><p>WordPress. Plugins. HTML. Integrations. Dashboards. URLs. Redirects.<p><i>Double ugh</i>. (<i>Triple ugh</i>, for that matter.)<p>You’re probably thinking:</i> …

Content Marketing

Female Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise (Infographic)

Women are becoming business owners at higher rates -- but there's still a ways to go.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women are founding companies at a historic rate, with more than 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. today.<p>Over the past 15 years, these …

Women Entrepreneurs

28 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Google Drive

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Ralph Lauren

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital
Profit

The Top 17 Business Gurus On Snapchat You Should Follow Today (Yes, Snapchat)

Imagine if you could shadow Elon Musk or Richard Branson each day. Like a professional voyeur you could see what events they were attending, who they were hanging out with, which books they were reading, <i>and</i> they were openly teaching their secrets to success along the way. How great would that …

Entrepreneurship

10 must-read biographies of brightest entrepreneurs

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share34<p>+11<p>Shares 61<p>Books are a terrific source of inspiration, a distillation of years of wisdom, a constant friend, a flight of the …

Entrepreneurship

Two investors who like to shoot from the hip are at Disrupt London, next week

TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That’s next week. Grab tickets here. IN amongst our discussion about startups, investing and the future of tech, we are delighted to be joined by two outspoken investors. In many ways these two speakers are not afraid to counter the prevailing views …

Startups

Fintech Draws Insurers as Europe’s Startup Deals Heat Up

Listening to Andrew Rear talk about insurers, you wouldn’t think he works for one that’s been around for 136 years.<p>The 46-year-old head of Munich …

Startups

10 Success lessons from Jeff Bezos – “Amazon Founder and CEO” for entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+12<p>Shares 78<p>Success, whether of a small business or a giant enterprise, has something to do with the kind of leadership it has. …

Entrepreneurship