Freelancing

9 Types of Freelance Jobs

When most people think of freelancers, they think of creative jobs: writing, editing, perhaps advertising and marketing gigs. While those areas are …

Employment

Infographic: Is Freelancing Right For You? Here Are 7 Tips To Help You Decide

Image via VisualBest<br>Freelancing is not uncommon in the creative field—be it photography, writing, illustration or music production. Not only will you …

Infographics

How much should a website cost? The 2017 Answer.

How much does it cost to build a website?<p>The simplest answer is that the cost to build a website depends on who is building it and how much they are …

WordPress

Lystable raises $10 million more to speed up adoption of its freelance collaboration app

Lystable announced on Thursday that it has raised an additional $10 million in capital to expand access of its freelance collaboration app across the United States. The latest infusion of cash is part of the company’s existing Series A, which was announced in June 2016.<p>Investors putting money into …

Collaboration

Freelancing from A to Z

Mike Freelancer | Thursday, 2 March 2017 | 12:47 PM<p>If it's your first time you hear about me, I've been a full time freelancer for 5 years, …

Not about to stop working now

Regarding the March 19 Metro article “Not all older Americans want to put their feet up just yet”:<p>Been there, doing that.<p>As a grandmother of four, I’m grateful to still be gainfully employed as an independent contractor. I was never a “lady who lunched,” and I had no desire to transform myself when …

Opinion

The Martin Shkreli of defense contracting?

What exactly is the "hidden monopolist" status that Rep. Ro Khanna dubbed Transdigm (TDG +0.4%) in yesterday's letter to the Pentagon?<p>It's a large …

3 Tips To Land High-Paying Gigs As A Freelancer

Freelancing is on the rise, with freelancers accounting for 35% of the US workforce.<p>That’s because millions of Millennials today are seeking location-independent and time-flexible work, and want to become their own boss.<p>With modern technology, freelance work is becoming increasingly accessible and …

Small Business

7 Signs You Should Go From A Solo Freelancer To An Agency

Being a solo freelancer is one of the most popular business models out there. According to an Upwork survey, 50% of people say no amount of money would convince them to stop freelancing and pursue a traditional job.<p>So if you know you’re in the freelancing world for the long haul, why not start an …

Small Business

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Web Design Clients

“Where do I find web design clients?”<p>“How do I keep my sales funnel full?”<p>“What can I do to get more qualified leads?”<p><b>At some point, every freelancer</b> …

Web Design

Freelance Writer

While much of our content comes from staff writers and freelancers with whom we've had long-standing relationships, <i>Mother Jones</i> magazine and</i> …

Liberal POV

My parents supported me until I was 29, and I don't think it's a big deal

I’ve always taken pride in my ability to support myself. But like so many other Millennials, I admit I haven’t been consistent when it comes to paying my own way.<p>I didn’t pay for my college education. My parents covered some of my tuition and expenses, and my grandparents also contributed greatly …

Personal Finance

How to Produce Juicy Content That Catches Eyeballs

If you produce content every single day, regardless if you think it's terrible or anybody sees it, eventually magic will happen.<p>In Los Angeles, where I live, I constantly see billboards for popular YouTubers...which tells me that Google (who owns them) is investing a lot of money into helping …

Content Marketing

Is Freelancing In A Bubble That's About To Burst?

Over the course of the last decade, we’ve entered a revolution in freelancing, which I (and others) have referred to as the “gig economy” or “freelance economy.” Thanks to technology allowing us to work remotely, new apps that encourage micropreneurship, and new resources that connect freelancers …

Want to Freelance? These 10 Freelancers Tell Us Unusual Ways to Land Gigs

According to a recent study by Upwork and the Freelancers Union, the most common places for freelancers to pick up work are friends and family (36%), professional contacts (35%), and online job platforms (29%) like Upwork, Freelancer.com, Guru, and even Craigslist.<p>This breakdown spells trouble for …

How to (Actually) Use Twitter for Freelance Writing Jobs

You probably had that one friend in college. Someone you didn’t like all that much, but kept around because they always seemed to know about the best …

Content Marketing

I Microwave This Pillow Every Day, and Then Fall Asleep

In the extremely niche, but rather important, field of microwavable lavender neck pillows, I consider myself an expert. I’ve tried numerous brands in …

Lifestyle

Becoming a Freelance Writer - Home Business Idea

Ever think about becoming a <b>freelance writer</b>? Many people who like to write wish that writing were their profession. Actually, it can be and while …

Small Business

Don't Call Yourself a Freelancer! Website Designers & Developers I Am Talking To You

To begin, chuck the term freelancer. That means you pop in and out of projects, take them when it is convenient for you and gives the impression that …

Small Business

Small Business Ideas That Can Help You Earn Extra Money

Full-time jobs are although rewarding but at times, finding the right side business and eventually making it as your permanent bread and butter is …

Small Business

How Facebook Live Videos Transformed My Freelance Writing Business

It takes a heck of a lot of work to be a solopreneur. Did you know that? I mean, I assumed it would be busy, that’s for sure, but I certainly didn’t, …

Facebook

How a Freelance Prop Artist Makes It Work in Hollywood: ‘You Never Know What the Next Job Is’

<b>Episode 11 of AMERICAN DOERS, a new 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the</b> …

Royal Family

How To Become A Top Freelance Consultant

Becoming a freelancer and finding work is easy. According to one survey, 50% of freelancers are able to find paid work within three days of networking on social media.<p>But work and well-paid work are two very different things. If you want to become a highly paid freelance consultant, you’ll need to …

How Value-Based Pricing Will Make Clients Beg You to Work for Them

If you’ve ever been to a good sushi restaurant, your initial thought when you looked at the menu was probably, “That’s a bit pricey.”<p>It’s true — …

Web Design

20 More Platforms for Workers in the Gig Economy

The gig economy has been defined as part-time, temporary and freelance jobs. And though it might sound like the kind of thing that would most …

Small Business

Associate General Counsel

Forbes Media currently has an opportunity for an <b>Associate General Counsel</b>.<p><b>Responsibilities</b><p>Review, draft and negotiate various types of commercial agreements including sales, marketing, digital and print advertising, sponsorship, conference, technology licensing, independent contractor and other …

Employment

Flexible Jobs with Big Potential

<b>Think you can have your cake and eat it too? You can’t. But you can come pretty close if you opt for one of these super flexible jobs with big</b> …

Employment

How do you use freelance designers to build your business?

Freelance designers can be a powerful asset to your design team. Whether you’re an entrepreneur just getting started with design work for your …

Small Business

The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

If you’re a freelancer, juggling multiple balls in the air is a must-know trick. One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your …

How-To's

The Keys to Long-Term Success as a Freelancer

Being a freelance web designer is a path many of us have chosen. The independence you gain from starting your own business is quite a big selling …

Web Design