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

Sara Horowitz | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.

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

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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.

How I Got My Startup Into Techstars

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.20.2014 | Technology
Startup Weekend

By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of QuotaDeck.com Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expec...

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.

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.

3 Things I'll Stop Saying to Myself and Others

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

I really do believe in the power of affirmations and getting back what you put out into the universe. Actually, it's a lesson I came to naturally before I found myself stalking the self-help aisle.

Marketers: Hiring Subcontractors? Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

In the marketing world, whether you work for an agency or for a company, hiring talented subcontractors to provide bench strength is common. This can provide valuable skills needed to pull off a project assignment.

Denied: New Report Looks at Press Passes and Press Freedom Issues Across the United States

Josh Stearns | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

The data also showed that reporters who identified as "activists" were more than twice as likely to be denied access. This bias against activist media may make sense to some, but the authors of the report point out the slippery slope this trend suggests.

6 Online Resources to Make Your Life Easier As an Entrepreneur

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

For aspiring entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs having problems with their business, here are some effective online tools that will make your life much easier. This will also make the entrepreneurial journey much more fun.

Artists, Ethics, and the Plastic Pig of Consumerism: An Interview With Mike Albo

Eddie Sarfaty | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Eddie Sarfaty

In The Junket, playing March 14th-April 20th at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, writer and performer Mike Albo presents the thinly veiled autobiographical ...

The Responsive Pricing System

William A. Beachy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
William A. Beachy

One of the most common questions I get from young designers who are either freelancing or starting a firm is: "What should I charge for my design services?"

WATCH: The Life-Changing Decision That Gave These People More Time And Freedom

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Leading a career of freelance work means foregoing the security of knowing where that next paycheck is coming from, but it's a choice that comes with...

Online Staffing Platforms Make the Freelance Economy a True Meritocracy

Jeff Wald | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Jeff Wald

It seems clear that while the conversation continues about gender differences in the workplace, the freelance economy is becoming a great equalizer of work. The freelance economy is a true meritocracy where decisions are based mostly on data.

'Feeding' the Starving Artist 7 Ways Til Sunday

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

A few months ago, I grew tired of the political rigmarole that corporate life was offering. The nepotism, the deceit and backstabbing, the projects that didn't speak to my spirit, the lack of know-how by the people who were supposed to be leading -- all of it had become a tad bit overwhelming.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.

No Way to Make a Career

Lowell Peterson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Media
Lowell Peterson

Welcome to the world of freelance employment. Welcome to the world of work without unions, without collective bargaining, without any industry-wide standards of employment or compensation or benefits.

Bold New Plan to Help Brilliant, Creative People Get Paid

Lee Schneider | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Lee Schneider

Creative Commons creates a legitimate mechanism allowing sharing for free. But what if the artist wants a choice?

The 6 Things You Are Doing Wrong in Your Job Search

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Job seekers are not powerless victims of an economy that has volatile fits and starts. The reality is that strategic, optimistic and tenacious full-time job seekers do find jobs. The more lackadaisical, defeated, angry, once-in-a-while job seekers do not.

Aly Walansky: I Have a Career I Love -- Too Bad No One Understands It

Aly Walansky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

Most of my friends know they will get paid every other Friday, and they know they have X number of sick days. It's a routine, it's a way of life -- but it's not mine. In fact, my freelance life (and lack of a steady paycheck) is the antithesis of all they know and hold dear.