Gig work isn't scary. We used to call it 'work' - Memphis Commercial Appeal  4 days, 3 hours ago


Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gig work isn't scary. We used to call it 'work'
Memphis Commercial Appeal
The rise of the "gig economy" — the world of part-time, freelance, contingent workers such as Uber car drivers or contract software engineers — threatens to supplant an earlier model, in which long-term, stable employment with a single company was

 

Online freelance work on the rise - Sun.Star  2 weeks, 2 days ago


Sun.Star

Online freelance work on the rise
Sun.Star
Words to live by. Confucius is credited for the saying, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Carolyn Kaye Mante has taken these words to heart, opting to work from home and spend more time with her children.

 

How HR Can Remain Relevant in the Freelance Economy - Human Resource Executive Online  2 weeks, 2 days ago


How HR Can Remain Relevant in the Freelance Economy
Human Resource Executive Online
Freelance work is gaining incredible momentum as a stable, desirable career path and there are no signs of that slowing down. No doubt, as you read this, your company probably includes a healthy mix of full-time, part-time and freelance participants.

 

8 Freelancers on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs - Business News Daily  2 weeks, 3 days ago


Business News Daily

8 Freelancers on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs
Business News Daily
Not everyone works a 9-5 desk job. Some people, like freelancers, can work from home in their pajamas, work nights or even travel the world while they work. Sounds great, right? But before you quit your job and take on the world of freelancing in your 

 

Follow Business Insider: - Business Insider  2 weeks, 3 days ago


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That first year, I supplemented the $40,000 from my office job with $12,000 in freelance jobs, mostly blogging for attorneys and writing lesson plans for educational companies. Elance profiled me as a success story, setting up a photo shoot in DC to

 

The new office space: Freelancers warm to sharing - CNBC  2 weeks, 4 days ago


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The new office space: Freelancers warm to sharing
CNBC
More Americans are becoming their own boss. More than 53 million Americans are now doing freelance work, making up 34 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to a 2014 survey by research firm Edelman Berland, commissioned by the Freelancers Union 

 

Free to freelance: Independent contractors may be shifting nature of work - Grand Forks Herald  2 weeks, 5 days ago


Grand Forks Herald

Free to freelance: Independent contractors may be shifting nature of work
Grand Forks Herald
While the number of people working as freelancers can be difficult to quantify and define, some say there's a growing demand for their services. That change could have a number of legal and social implications, including how businesses classify their 

 

A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce - Huffington Post  3 weeks ago


A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce
Huffington Post
Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk took a self-proclaimed deep dive into how Americans are putting together their work-lives. The resulting report, Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce, spells out the fact that one of the four

 

As podcasts grow, the podcast freelance economy takes shape - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard  3 weeks, 2 days ago


Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

As podcasts grow, the podcast freelance economy takes shape
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
As podcasts grow, the podcast freelance economy takes shape. AIR has come up with suggested rates of compensation for those who do freelance work for podcasts, where a new injection of for-profit companies is complicating the math of public media.

 

Sharing economy makes it pay to work on your own - CNBC  4 weeks ago


CNBC

Sharing economy makes it pay to work on your own
CNBC
Cherin is one of an increasing number of Americans who is freelancing. A 2010 survey by Intuit forecast that by 2020, 40 percent of the workforce, or 60 million Americans, will be doing some kind freelance work, up from the current estimate of 33 percent.