Freelancing

Employment is going in the direction of a freelancer economy | Opinion

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate …

Is freelancing bad for your mental health?

The morning started the same as too many others before it: with my collie mix, Gus, trying valiantly to get me out of bed. Valiantly, but …

Mental Health

5 Essentials to Writing Cold Emails That Convert Prospective Clients

Successful freelancers know how to make a pitch that stands out from the crowd.<p>Like it or not, there's both an art and science to writing cold emails that convert into new clients for your freelance business.<p><b>You want to land a high-value client.</b><p>Sure, having the right email templates and knowing who …

Marketing

The Bolder Type

The Manhattan of “The Bold Type” is glamorous, full of champagne in fashion closets, fabulous outfits and gorgeous men who actually return texts. It’s sexy and scandalous and seductive. And yet, somehow, it’s real. Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy have created a triumvirate of powerful, …

10 Facebook Targeting Tactics Freelancers Can Use To Land New Clients

One thing that has helped me get in front of interested people is Facebook advertising. It requires some money (not a ton) but saves you a ton of …

Digital Marketing

Freelance Marketing: 40 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

If your client work has all but dried up, or you’re trying to jump start your writing career, take a look at your freelance marketing efforts.Maybe …

Marketing

Entrepreneur turns quest for relief from chronic illness into success

It really works! It’s not a myth. You CAN convert your passion into a successful business. Just ask Laura Shofroth; she can tell you all about it. What started out as a desperate quest to find a non-invasive solution to her debilitating pain, became a life-altering experience she is now sharing …

Golden Rules Every Freelancer Should Live By To Stand Out From The Crowd

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image via Shutterstock<p><b>There are many</b> misconceptions tied to the job of a freelancer, the most common one …

Golden

4 Tiny Tips to Make Working as a Freelancer Work For You

More<p>As they say, you choose your battles in life. What we do for a living and how we do it is no different.<p>Most people are willing to put up with …

Productivity

Link About It: Freelancer Achievement Stickers

Anybody who has lived (or lives) the freelance life knows that it can be challenging, infuriating and disheartening at times. In order to keep freelancer spirits up, artist Jeremy Nguyen has created a series of achievement sticker illustrations that congratulate workers on everything from sending …

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4 Tips on How to Make 6 Figures as a Full-Time Freelancer

You may think that that nice Manhattan home and car you dream about are unattainable. You're wrong.<p>Guest Writer<p>Recently, I wrote about how to become a full-time copywriter. But maybe you have no interest in copywriting. Maybe you’re a part-time web developer, amateur graphic designer or aspiring …

United States

Infographic reveals the state of freelancing in 2017

Thinking of striking out on your own and becoming a freelancer? It's a thought that crosses the minds of a lot of people in all sorts of industries. …

See If These 3 Tax Errors Are Hiding in Your Paycheck - NerdWallet

Scrutinizing your pay stub sounds about as fun as burning your tongue, but in this case the pain can pay off. More than half of the U.S. workforce …

Personal Finance

No. 155: A Grand Day Out for Mag Lovers, Future Tech Gets Animated, The Reality of NYC Freelancing + more

<i>As an</i><i> editorial resident here at</i> <i>AIGA, I spend heaps of time on the internet scouring social media and websites for the choicest design news. You</i><i>’re</i> …

50 Small Business Ideas for Solopreneurs

Starting a business doesn’t mean you need to hire a whole team. There are plenty of business opportunities out there that you can start and grow …

Small Business

Tracking Meteor Trails to Study the Mesosphere

The mesosphere is one of the most mysterious layers of our planet’s atmosphere. Hovering between 50 and 85 kilometers above Earth, it is too high for …

Astronomy

I Make $6,000 a Month Freelancing

Step one: Treat it like the professional business it is.<p>When I say I’m a freelancer, people tend to think that I only work when I feel like it or …

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Resignation Letter to a Client Example

When you're notifying clients that you're resigning, or resigning from a contract job, your letter or email message will be different from a typical …

Employment

Freelancer just hit 25 million users -- and 4.8 million are from one Asian country

Freelancer bot. (Source: supplied)<p>Australian labour exchange marketplace Freelancer surpassed 25 million users on Tuesday – and the company kicked …

Startups

Food delivery services are stiffing workers: lawsuits

Ordering in a meal from a restaurant that uses a food-delivery company might bring an unexpected side dish: a case of ripped-off worker.<p>As the gig …

Uber

Carving out a Niche as a Designer Isn’t Just an Overused Cliché

Here’s a scenario for you. You’re out with your friends, and you’re getting hungry. The members of your group start suggesting places where you can …

Web Design

41 Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online Without Being Scammed

I’ll be honest with you.Until I actually <b>started making money online myself</b>, I believed it was just a myth.A dream that’s just too good to be true. A …

Affiliate Marketing

Stacey Evans - Are Georgia firms cheating 1,000s of workers out of benefits, health care?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Are Georgia firms cheating 1,000s of workers out of benefits, health care?<br>With health care policy in limbo in …

Health Care

Benefits of a Solo 401k for Freelancers

Written by <i>Nicola Brown</i> on August 4, 2017<p>Though I’m still in the early stages of my freelance career, planning for retirement has always been top of …

Retirement

We are not our workspaces

It’s Monday morning, and I’m scrolling through @workspacegoals on Instagram (120k followers) in search of inspiration. This grid of interiors is …

to that end

They Paid Me for Being Liked

Photo credit: ryo katsuma, CC BY 2.0.I have been job-hopping for a lifetime. My ratio is one job/contract of work per year of life, since birth. (I’m …

Money

How Freelancers Are Taking a New Place in the Employment Hierarchy

Only a few years ago, describing yourself as a freelancer might have gotten you an eye roll or a sympathetic pat on the arm. Friends and family …

The Workplace

5 Ways to be Feel Job-Liberated When You're Unwilling to Quit Working for 'The Man'

Yearning to flee the job lifestyle but remain tethered by your salary and benefits? There are worse problems.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Working for someone else has both benefits and drawbacks. There’s the comfort of a steady salary, as well as medical insurance and paid vacation. Although you know you’ll most …

Work from Home

Future of Work Trends in a Complete Series by InteriMarket: Part 1 — Freelancing Growth

For years we have seen a variety of different work trends which have created various opportunities for both employer and employees. Last few years …

The Workplace

EngineerBabu: Transforming for the Better

EngineerBabu is a platform to engage IT experts. It is a bridge connecting freelancers and clients. With the aim to keep congenial relations between …

Project Management