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A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Anne Loehr

While the economic crash was definitely a launching pad for many workers to dive into the freelance workforce, that doesn't account for its continual growth. There are many advantages for working freelance, many of which would be impossible for professionals ten years ago.

Beerud Sheth, Founder of Elance: Building Another "Company For the Ages"

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology

Beerud Sheth is an amazing guy. He built what is arguably the most disruptive work platform with the most empowering effect on the economy and economic development on the planet, Elance.

The Way We Work Is Changing - What You Need to Survive Will Surprise You

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

In today's connected era we're sharing information about ourselves that would have been unimaginable even ten years ago. A generation has grown up pouring out their thoughts onto a digital stage.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

Want a Life More Deeply Connected With Others?

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Ironically, the more successful we are in proving our competence, the greater the distance we create with others. That's because we see warmth and competence as inversely related.

Show Me the Money

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Emma L. Jones

For people starting a business, access to finance is perceived as difficult, not just because traditional lending is at an all-time low, but because starting a business is inherently time consuming.

This Mother's Day Women in Tech Have More to Celebrate Thanks to Online Work

Elizabeth Tse | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Tse

As a woman in the technology field, I'm excited to see that the tech gender gap is gradually narrowing - with online work helping to support a satisfy...

Survey Says: Does Your Staff Live In The Cloud?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.19.2012 | Small Business

Does your staff live in the cloud? The 2011 Employment Review from Elance reports the number of businesses seeking to hire independent contractors who...

Should ODesk, Elance, and Solvate Have Won the Nobel Prize in Economics?

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Sure, the newly minted Nobel Laureates have a super cool theoretical framework for dealing with labor market search frictions. But do they have a real-world platform which is actually solving the problem in real-time?