Commentary: Baby boomers, welcome to the freelance economy - San Antonio Express-News (subscription)  1 day, 5 hours ago


San Antonio Express-News (subscription)

Commentary: Baby boomers, welcome to the freelance economy
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)
Whether laid off or retired, both groups will find it difficult to get another job, but they may find it surprisingly easy to get hired as consultants. Baby boomers, welcome to the freelance economy. Working short-term gigs as independent contractors

 

Who Is the Freelance Economy Hurting? - Pacific Standard  2 days, 10 hours ago


Pacific Standard

Who Is the Freelance Economy Hurting?
Pacific Standard
First add June to that equation—she's working, too, while the Beav and Wally are left latch-keyed to their own smartphone-fueled devices because their parents' freelance work comes without the benefit of regular hours. The generational impact of the 

 

The Books You Need to Read to Understand the Freelance World - Wall Street Journal  3 days, 4 hours ago


The Books You Need to Read to Understand the Freelance World
Wall Street Journal
Over the past decade, the working world has gone through an upheaval. Freelancers and consultants now make up almost a third of all workers, and they lead an increasingly precarious existence—jumping from gig to gig, constantly scouting for work and 

 

Tips for Tech Pros Looking to Turn Freelance - NerdWallet (blog)  1 week, 2 days ago


NerdWallet (blog)

Tips for Tech Pros Looking to Turn Freelance
NerdWallet (blog)
Although many IT professionals do freelance work based on individual projects, others become more of an impresario. That is, they work as project managers, organizing and coordinating with a network of freelancers to take on a job. “It's either you

 

Answer These 5 Questions Before You Go Freelance - TIME  1 week, 2 days ago


TIME

Answer These 5 Questions Before You Go Freelance
TIME
Planning to quit your day job to become a full-time freelancer can be the most exciting transition in your career. You gain control over your own schedule, and have the freedom to choose the type of projects you work on.

 

This Copywriter Is Traveling Around Europe Doing Freelance Work for Gas Money - Adweek  2 weeks ago


Adweek

This Copywriter Is Traveling Around Europe Doing Freelance Work for Gas Money
Adweek
If you love your job but are bored with your city, maybe you can make like Jonay Sosa and become a traveling adman. The Spanish copywriter is bouncing around Europe, freelancing at different agencies while he sees the continent and billing the trip as

 

Freelance With A Family: Advice On Making It Work From One Of America's Top ... - Fast Company  2 weeks ago


Fast Company

Freelance With A Family: Advice On Making It Work From One Of America's Top ...
Fast Company
As of last year, Hopper now has her first staff job as a senior editor at Pitchfork and editor-in-chief of The Pitchfork Review—but for two decades, she supported herself, and then her two children, and for a time her husband as well, as a freelance

 

The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs - Entrepreneur  2 weeks, 3 days ago


Entrepreneur

The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs
Entrepreneur
There are plenty of guides for striking out on your own, but as a freelancer, getting higher-paying gigs isn't just a matter of signing up on popular platforms. You'll have to branch out, establish a great portfolio of past work and maybe even prove

 

Elance-oDesk Relaunches as Upwork, Unveils New Freelance Talent Platform - Techzone360  3 weeks, 3 days ago


Techzone360

Elance-oDesk Relaunches as Upwork, Unveils New Freelance Talent Platform
Techzone360
One of the things we in the technology industries are keenly aware of and focused on goes under the generic appellation, “the changing nature of work.” From a technology perspective, this tends to mean both the virtualization of business processes
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How to Transition from Freelance Work to a Full Time Position - Lifehacker  1 month ago


Lifehacker

How to Transition from Freelance Work to a Full Time Position
Lifehacker
As appealing as the freedom of freelancing can be, it's also a challenge, and sometimes you find yourself wanting to stick with one of your freelance clients for good. The company culture, the ability to focus on one client, the coworker camaraderie