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The Freelance Economy Is Gaining Momentum

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

In this article I'll briefly examine some of the elements required in order for a social movement to truly take hold and I'll relate these factors back to the current freelance movement that is accelerating at a rapid pace.

A Response To Seth Godin's The Freelancer And The Entrepreneur

Michael S Solomon | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

Coauthored by Rishon Blumberg, 10x Management Co-Founder Seth Godin recently re-published a blog post about the fundamental difference between a free...

The Contingent Economy: More than a "Gig"

Mike Ettling | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Mike Ettling

The latest overused buzzword may be the "gig economy." I can feel the eyes rolling, but the truth is it's a part of our new reality. And while you mig...

4 Ways to Attract New Clients

John Rampton | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It is very important to not only keep close relationships with your current clients, but also find ways to attract new ones. Having too many clients is a good problem to have, you can always find ways to serve each in a timely manner without hindering any relationships. However, if you are struggling to stay busy and need to attract more clients there are plenty of tricks and tips to get you started on the right path. Here are four simple ways to attract new clients.

How To Juggle Multiple Jobs (And How To Enjoy It!)

John Rampton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Whether out of necessity or out of desire, people are working more jobs than ever. Millennials are leading this trend but older generations are doing this as well.

How Freelancers Can Command Higher Rates for Their Work

John Rampton | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The good news is there are plenty of ways for you to put yourself in a position where you can command higher rates for your work. Some of it may require a little courage and sweat equity on your part, but it is well worth it.

Why You Shouldn't Let People Pick Your Brain (And What to Do Instead)

John Rampton | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The reason people succumb to letting others pick their brain for free for so long is usually because they haven't owned how good they are at what they do. At least not yet. That's why whenever someone asks to pick your brain or grab a coffee you do it with no questions asked. After all, you're being nice and it's not like you're an official coach or consultant, right?

Vacation To Worcation: 3 Ways To Become a Productive Digital Nomad

Brian David Crane | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Brian David Crane

Tired of spending your workday sitting in an office? Or maybe you've just come back from a trip, and you've got a serious case of wanderlust? If you're like me, then you know that the more places you travel, the more you want to see and explore.

Working Around The "Experience" Catch 22

Sean Carney | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Sean Carney

How do you get experience if no one will ever give you a job? You do it yourself.

10 Tips for Conveying Confidence - Fake It Till You Make It

Michael S Solomon | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

By Michael Solomon, 10x Management Co-Founder When you want to succeed, conveying confidence is key. This is true if you are trying to land a dream...

Ways to Work More Efficiently to Make More Money

John Rampton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
John Rampton

There are multiple ways to increase your income. Sometimes it means implementing a new strategy or just making a simple tweak. Here are 3 ways to work...

How to Stop Worrying About Competition as a Freelancer

John Rampton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Competition as a freelancer is a common concern I hear from blog readers, podcast listeners, and coaching clients. If you've been following my work fo...

Create a Gig Economy Culture In an Organization to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

During a recent Uber ride in Chicago my forty-something aged driver enthusiastically shared why he loves his contract work career. He creates his own ...

5 Ways To Get Smart About Freelancing

Carmella Guiol | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Carmella Guiol

As a new writer, I'm learning that freelancing takes a lot of time, between researching, reading, pitching, and writing. And so I've had to ask myself...

When Finding Talent - Everyone Needs a Personal Shopper

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

In the last two decades as the internet has grown in both content and popularity, it has become increasingly hard for individuals and organizations to...

Happy Fatherless Day

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia Napierkowski

The anticipation of Father's Day has become a dreadful kaleidoscope of carnival mirrors, disfiguring a warm June that once felt welcoming, instead of an excuse for a picnic or a card to sign.

The Trouble With Outsourcing IT for Larger Firms, With Sal Sarosh

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

According to cOutsource founder, Sal Sarosh, Mid-size and enterprise customers have largely stayed away from using freelancing platforms. Although m...

Mobile Technology Makes Freelancing From Anywhere a Reality

Sherry Gray | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Sherry Gray

Freelancing has changed dramatically over the past ten years. The days of invoicing by mail or email and waiting for a check to arrive are long gone, at least for most of my clients. I rely heavily on the convenience of electronic invoicing and banking.

How Firms Can Prepare for the Freelance Economy

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

Forbes predicts that by 2020 50% of the US workforce will be comprised of freelance workers. While a large portion of these workers will be non-strategic -- your Uber drivers, etc -- the real shift is with highly skilled, strategic thinkers.

How to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic In Your Business

John Rampton | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
John Rampton

When you're starting a business it's very easy to fall into some bad habits pretty quickly. Some of these bad habits include taking whatever you can get, working 24/7 and forgetting that you have a life outside of your business. Another bad habit is becoming a complete workaholic.

More VCs Need To Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

Coauthor Michael Solomon There is a new trend emerging in the VC community, that's been a long time coming. As the fulltime technology talent dearth ...

3 Tricks for Balancing Relationships and Freelance Work

John Rampton | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Balance is so hard to find regardless of what type of work you do. We are so connected these days, and it seems like work life, emails, and texts from coworkers seamlessly blend in to kids' school assignments and bake sales and date night.

The Emperor Writes Bad Code: A Response to "Engineers Should Be Taught to Fight"

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

We all know the children's story "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." In case you don't, the gist is that a small child is the only person in the Kingdom w...

The Future of Work Requires a New Vocabulary: The Revival of the Side Hustle

Alexandra Douwes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Alexandra Douwes

While freelancing is becoming increasingly accepted as a worthwhile career path, there is still a certain stigma attached to these alternative types of employment. As a result, people juggling multiple jobs may only share part of the truth when asked what they do, out of discomfort or embarrassment, when instead they should be lauded for it.

The Most Valuable Asset You Are Ignoring

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

Existing client relationships are your most valuable business asset, and while attracting new business should always be a component of your overall ma...