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

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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.

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.

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.