Ultimate List of Gigwork Platforms

Looking for your next gig? The sites below offer a variety of opportunities for today’s gig worker. Guru is a global freelance marketplace to post and find gigs built in a flexible and secure environment designed to promote transparency and trust through focus on skills and value.  In addition to being able to post and…

BidBud Allows Gig Workers to Place Bids on Posted Jobs

Bidbud, a mobile application that brings the power of trade and commerce back into the hands of the people, announced today its official launch on iOS and Android devices. The simple yet innovative platform brings real world bidding into the gig economy by allowing users to upload a job they need completed, while giving workers the opportunity to place…

CareerGig to Enter Accelerator Program

CareerGig says they have joined the Newchip Accelerator Program – a web and mobile investment platform that connects startups to investors. Newchip, one of the global leaders in the industry, has helped companies in its programs get funded with over $150M in investments since its founding in 2017. CareerGig is an online SaaS-based platform that…

The freelance economy
 boom

Freelancers have been around long before the terms “millennial” or “wfh” had ever seen the light of day. The earliest use of the word was actually during the 1800s to describe mercenary soldiers who sold their services to the highest bidder. Since the rise of the internet though, the term has moved from the military…

Shopify Advertising Tasks You Should Start Outsourcing Now

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘if you build it, they will come,’ but that’s not necessarily true when it comes to your Shopify store. Building the store is just half the battle, now you need to focus on properly advertising your products or services so you can start bringing in the big bucks. Let me…

Yes, you still need a business card in 2020

The success of a freelancer depends primarily on self-promotion. Many of us were taught as children not to brag about ourselves in front of others, but when it comes to freelancing, this is exactly what we need to do. If you are a freelancer who wants to attract new customers, it is crucial to decide…

How to Fill out the Freelancer Request Form

FreeUp has designed the Freelancer Request Form to help you find the perfect fit for your project. Here’s a guide to walk you through each section so you can have the best hiring experience possible. Project Details In this first section, you are asked to fill out the skills that you need a candidate to…

COMMUNO AND THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Two powerhouse membership-based communities unite to bring vital benefits to their members. NEW YORK, NY (September 10, 2020) – Communo and the American Advertising Federation have joined forces to provide their members with one-of-a-kind offerings intended to support agencies and staff impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Communo, the talent optimization platform that matches highly-vetted talent…

Why register your business as a freelancer

If you are a freelancer, no matter what type of work you do, you should consider registering your business. It can provide benefits, from helping you take full advantage of tax credits to looking more professional  for your clients. It is also fast and simple to do, as long as you do it the right…

Did you file a tax extension? It’s almost time to pay.

Remember when the IRS extended the annual tax deadline at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to July 15? Did you pay your freelance income taxes then —or did you decide to file an extension? If you opted to file an extension, it’s now time to file your taxes so you don’t miss the deadline…

Why Use A Non-Bidding Platform To Hire Freelancers

Around 35% of the American workforce is now made up of freelancers. This also means that more businesses are starting to bring freelancers on to help with all kinds of tasks. But since hiring freelancers is a bit different than hiring employees, many businesses don’t know where to start. For that reason, freelance platforms are…

Fiverr Business helps teams manage freelance projects

Freelance marketplace Fiverr launched a new service today designed to help teams at larger companies manage their work with freelancers. CEO Micha Kaufman told me via email that Fiverr had already begun working with larger clients, but that Fiverr Business is better-designed to meet their needs. “Organizations require tools to manage their team accounts, defining…

Recently Launched, Talimer, Focuses on Tech Freelance Workers

There is no way around it, the workforce is becoming more diverse and demanding more flexibility. As a result, a large portion of the workforce is turning to freelance work. In fact, according to the study “Freelancing in America: 2019,” 57 million Americans were freelancing in 2019 (about 35% of the total workforce) and that…

Are you really willing to stand out from the crowd?

Have you ever thought to yourself, Now, these are my people?  Do you remember the warm and fuzzy feeling that came from being seen, understood, and connected? Now think about what made you similar to those people and what made you different.  I’m willing to bet that even if your life experiences were very different,…

Upshifter of the Week: Andrea Mason

Upshifter of the Week: Andrea M! We are excited to announce Andrea M from Columbus as our Upshifter of the Week. She’s worked over 159 shifts through Upshift working over 1600 hours in both the hospitality and light industrial sectors! Tell us a bit about yourself.  My name is Andrea Mason, and I from Columbus,…