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The Difference Between Success and Failure

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I make a living on the Internet by being myself and sharing the things I've learned. But I'm also scared shitless to be myself and share the things I've learned.

The Ins and Outs of Project Partnerships

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Working for yourself doesn't necessarily mean you always got to work alone. You can collaborate on client work with other freelancers (like writers + web designers or even designers + developers).

We Have to Pay Attention to Our Work, and Not Just Stay Busy Doing It

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

While making a living online, it's easy to get lured into other people's vision of doing business. You see something work for them, or something they're sharing that netted them great results and you want to try it too.

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

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.09.2015 | 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.

Why Do People Become Freelancers?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This month's content on the future of work was made possible by my friends at Work Market. Work Market is a freelance management system that brings fr...

How Freelancers Can Save Thousands on Their Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.04.2015 | Business
Stephen Dash

All freelancers are looking for ways to save money. Instead of picking up more jobs or working extended weeks to pocket some cash, there may be a simple solution that can help you save each month.

Why Organizations Use Freelancers

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

As on-demand labor starts to increase, organizations of all shapes and sizes ─ especially large organizations ─ are going to have to think differently about the way they service, compete and innovate when thinking about the future of work.

Sometimes I Hate My Guts

Paul Jarvis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Maybe trusting gut instincts aren't just for hippies or self-actualized, spiritual realists. Maybe those feelings happen because we're smarter than we think we are. We all come wired to make better decisions if we will just shut up and listen to our guts.

The Freelancer's 3-Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Workplace

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Danielle Wolffe

Know yourself. Ninety percent of artist retreats are offered in rural locations. If country based solitude is the key to your artistic soul, wonderful, congratulations. You have so many great options. If you are part city mouse -- consider alternatives.

Jackson Connor

The Web Has Opened Up Opportunities For Freelancers, But It's Still As Hard A Life As Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackson Connor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

For Richard Morgan, freelance writing is a lot like dating. There’s the cat-and-mouse game of pitching editors and waiting anxiously for their repli...

How to Survive Being a Digital Nomad

Dainius Runkevičius | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Dainius Runkevičius

I reached out to Marina Janeiko, a friend of mine who has been a nomad UI/UX designer travelling around Europe, Asia and America for about 6 years now, to ask a few questions on what to prepare for before going nomadic.

10 Ways Freelance Life Is Different Than A Day Job

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Lindsey Kesel

Wouldn't it be grand if you could trade in the tedious predictability of the 9-to-5 grind for 100 percent control of your efforts and the resulting profits, plus the authority to give yourself as much vacation time as you need?

Hacking Elance: How To Make $23,700 In 4 Weeks Freelancing Online

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money
Daniel DiPiazza

When people ask me what the best ways to make money are, sometimes I laugh. Not because the question is stupid -- but because, well, there really is no "right" answer.

Why Freelancers Are Taking Over the World

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5 I share the eight driving forces and trends enabling the freelancer economy to grow, and why I think freelancers are going to take over the world. Recent statistics are confirming the growing freelancer economy.

6 Ways to Stay Sane as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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?

Freelancers, Children of a Lesser God

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a fundamental contradiction between the constant call for flexibility in the labor market and the fiscal structure to support it, as if this policy trend continues we, in Italy, will be shortly witnessing a further evolution that will generate a new category: the "Vanishing iPros."

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.

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.

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.

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.

#ThanksForTheSpark: Who Inspired You to Follow Your Passion?

Sara Horowitz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

We all have these people who made a difference for us -- even if they don't know it yet. Maybe it was your high school English teacher. Or an old boss or mentor. Or a neighbor who was the first person to tell you how much they loved your sketches.

What Freelancers Can Learn From 'Magic Schlepping Circles'

Sara Horowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

Just as observant Jews created a domain that made sabbath work for them, freelancers are creating a domain within the current economy that's all their own.

Together Instead of Alone: Connection, Coworking and the Congregation

Rev. Emily M. D. Scott | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily M. D. Scott

A vision for a coworking space has come into focus at St. Lydia's, the Dinner Church where I am pastor.