City publishes first draft of freelance workers protections policy

City publishes first draft of freelance workers protections policy

City officials and local freelancers hope the proposal will help increase client accountability. Hailee Schievelbein As more people turn to the gig economy as their main source of income, city officials are looking to help independent workers hold stingy clients accountable. Building on protections laid out by wage theft legislation on both the city and […]

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One of the Best Markets for Freelance Business is Gig Publishing – Allowing Writers to Offer Their Work Direct to Business

One of the Best Markets for Freelance Business is Gig Publishing – Allowing Writers to Offer Their Work Direct to Business

Writers and journalist have possibly experienced the biggest single employment disruption since the Internet entered our lives. It has displaced the entire traditional paper publishing business as we know it. Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, yellow pages, the entire market is either gone or just a fraction of what it use to be. With our tremendous viewer […]

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Learn how to build your own freelance business and become a 'solopreneur'

Learn how to build your own freelance business and become a ‘solopreneur’

TL;DR: Become your own boss with this entrepreneurship training bundle — just $39 in the Mashable Shop. Pivoting from traditional employment to being a freelancer is good in theory, but it’s not as easy as what others make it out to be. Sure, you’ll get to manage your own schedule and do what you love […]

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Tech, freelancers help businesses work with fewer staffers

Tech, freelancers help businesses work with fewer staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She has one part-time assistant […]

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I’m a Good Writer So Why Am I Struggling in the Freelance Market?

I’m a Good Writer So Why Am I Struggling in the Freelance Market?

You knew you were born to be a writer. So, you leaped into freelancing. But it’s been harder than you thought it would be. Being a good writer isn’t enough; you’re an entrepreneur now. You looked all the right freelancing forums and job boards . You’ve niched down. You follow Neil Patel religiously. And you […]

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Diverse workplace is key to attracting freelancers

Diverse workplace is key to attracting freelancers

The demand for talent is at an all-time high, and companies need to focus on building out robust and effective diversity and inclusion strategies that attract both permanent and contingent talent, according to new data released by Randstad Sourceright. According to results from the firm’s 2019 Talent Trends survey (registration), 72 percent of permanent talent […]

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Five essential apps for freelancers and self-employed people

Five essential apps for freelancers and self-employed people

Designers reviewing and discussing plans in office More people are ditching the nine-to-five to work for themselves, with almost 5 million self-employed people in the UK, according to the latest labour market statistics. Yet while self-employment offers a number of benefits that a desk job might not – like avoiding the morning commute – it’s […]

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Freelance Proofreader Job with Virtuoso

Freelance Proofreader Job with Virtuoso

*This post may contain affiliate links. I only share opportunities that I truly believe will benefit my readers. Disclosure. Virtuoso is seeking a freelance proofreader on a 20-hour project to be completed over two weeks, starting in September. This home-based proofreading position could lead to ongoing freelance work. From the company: “Virtuoso is the leading […]

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