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How Do You Grow An Audience?

Paul Jarvis | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I recently gave a talk on audience growth, and while I don't have all the answers, I do know a few things. I've learned both from my own experience and that of the people I work with (some of whom have much larger audiences than mine).

How to Stay Focused While Working in a Remote Job

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Discipline and focus are the two main things when it comes to being your own boss of a work schedule, because distraction and temptation is all around you, even if you think that you're being loyal and honest with yourself.

If you Had to Make $500 by the End of the Week, How Would you do it?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

A few weeks ago, I tried a new method of making money. I built a simple, 21-day course containing quick, daily actions anyone can take to build stronger connections and then put it up for sale.

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

The Signs of a Bad Employer (Or How I Dodged a Bullet)

Alba Brunetti | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alba Brunetti

Here are some things to keep in mind when interviewing for a job. Each of these raised a red flag for me in a potential future employer.

10 Social Media Tools for Small Businesses and Freelancers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

As far as business owners and freelancers are concerned, social media is an amazing platform for generating extra business (or leads as they might call it), and it also helps to iron out the problems that people are seeking solutions for.

6 Ways to Stay Sane as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Alexandra Ostrow

These days, I meet daily with freelancers, founders, and entrepreneurs. So, in addition to my own experience, I hear about their journeys as well. The consensus?

3 Steps to Starting Your First Freelance Business

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Daniel DiPiazza

So you want to start a business, but you have no idea where to start. Many beginning entrepreneurs have faced the same dilemma. The answer: start with freelancing.

Think Outside the Office: Why Coffee Houses Are the Millennials' New Business Meeting Spot

Ashley Massis | Posted 01.08.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Massis

In the earlier stages of startups and small businesses, when committing to an office space is not in the budget or unrealistic, coffee shops are substituted for their working and meeting needs. In the new er

New Research: The Top 10 Factors for Employee Happiness on the Job

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies continue to come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world.

Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

Are You Spending Too Much Time Focusing on Millennials?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Many organizations are concerned about the impact that millennials are going to have on the workplace. However, oftentimes too much of an emphasis is ...

Be a Bulletproof Freelancer: Three Rules for the First Six Months

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Leaving your daily grind to strike out on your own? Great! Freelance work can be one of the most rewarding, lucrative, and fantastic careers ever. But getting past the first six months is, hands down, the hardest part of freelance work.

5 Secrets to Millennial Happiness at Work (Hint: It's Not About Salary)

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

Beginning in 2015, millennials -- the first generation of digital natives with plenty of creativity and prized technical skills -- will be the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Here are a few steps managers can take to court and keep this generation.

Why I Went Freelance

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Borden

But these days I am relishing the work-life balance and trying to live a simple drama-free life. I bought a kayak that I use almost every day, getting some fresh air between conference calls. I gave away all of the self-help books on happiness.

Independent Workers and the Freelancer Economy

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The 4th annual 2014 MBO Partners State of Independence in America workforce study reports a growing headcount of 17.9 million independent workers -- or those who regularly work 15 hours or more per week as independents, with most working more than 35 hours per week.

5 Ways Hiring a Freelance Developer Can Help Your Company

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Shane Paul Neil

Whether you're confined within a startup budget or simply struggling to find competent STEM employees worth investing in, freelance talent may just be the solution you've been searching for.

Observations of a Freelancer

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Jamie Silverman

For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.

5 Surprising Facts About Freelance Jobs Today

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

After analyzing freelance job postings over the last year on FlexJobs.com, we determined which companies are offering the most freelance jobs, the industries freelance jobs come from, and who's working them.

The Network for New Mutualism: The Infrastructure of the New Economy

Sara Horowitz | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

I founded Freelancers Union on one simple premise: We're stronger together than we are alone.

8 Tips to Get Over Client Burnout

John Rampton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Freelancers are at high risk for getting overwhelmed and burnout from their extensive workload. But how can you prevent and handle getting burnout from your clients? More importantly, how can you achieve this without burning any bridges? Here are 8 tips that you should follow when you feel that you've finally had enough.

53 Million Americans Are Freelancing, New Survey Finds

Sara Horowitz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

More than 53 million Americans are doing freelance work, according to a new, landmark survey conducted by the independent research firm Edelman Berland and commissioned by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk.

The Myth of Being a Successful Freelancer

Gene Marks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Want to quit your job and be a freelancer? Be a one-person shop? I have bad news for you and you need to hear it now, before it's too late. You won't be able to make a lot of money if you're running a one person business.

The Era of Big Work Is Over

Sara Horowitz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

It's in the way we're spending our money, the way we're working, the gigs we're taking, and the values by which we're living our lives.

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.27.2014 | Media
Andrew Lam

The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.