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…

Employee verification platform for gig-economy gets funding

Vetty.co, a provider of an AI-based employee verification platform for gig-economy marketplaces and enterprises announced it is raising a Pre-Series A round of $4M USD. 3Lines Venture Capital, a previous investor in the company, will be leading this round by upping its own target investment of $1M USD.  The Pre-Series A financing builds on a successful year…

A not-at-all-comprehensive list of resources for Black freelancers

This is a community-supported document. If there are other organizations you’d like to see featured here, please email a short description of their work to community@freelancersunion.org. Get Support Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Small Business Relief Grants This coronavirus relief program is specifically targeted to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access…

How Did The Business Switch To Remote Access During A Pandemic?

Remote working has become the standard during these days of quarantine. Many companies have adopted a work from home policy and instructed their employees on how to start working from home. But this transition to work from home has not been the easiest one. Here is how the business switch to remote access during a…

Freelancing is the New Job Interview

Freelancing allows you to work with different projects and companies all over the world. But does it also provide you a quick in when you decide to put your gig work to the side and get a full time job doing what you love with your dream company? In short, yes. Freelancing is the new…

4 signs it’s time to rethink your rates

Regardless of what services you offer, there’s one thing that all freelancers need to do in order to run a successful business: set their rates. Money can be an uncomfortable subject for many people, and freelancers are no different. But if you’re going to succeed in this business, you’ll need to start making smart financial…

Lili raises $10M for its freelancer banking app

Lili, a startup building banking products to meet the needs of freelance workers, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in seed funding. The startup takes its name from its founders, CEO Lilac Bar David and CTO Liran Zelkha, who previously founded Israeli challenger bank Pepper. Bar David told me that while many neobanks have…

4 Content Marketing Trends to Help You Through the Coronavirus Chaos

It’s no secret that content campaigns are dominating the marketing world, but the whole concept is getting increasingly important with all the Coronavirus mess we’re witnessing these days. Most people are stuck in their homes doing nothing but browsing the Internet and searching for high-quality posts. Needless to say, this is your chance to take…

How freelance writers are stepping up for each other

When I left my full-time media job in November and went freelance, I was excited about the possibilities of writing what I wanted, when I wanted, for who I wanted. After all, I watched so many people go through media layoffs only to secure dream gigs and book proposals shortly after. And while it could…

Upwork To Present at the Stifel 2020 Virtual Cross Sector Insight Conference

Event to be Audio Webcast on the Upwork Investor Relations Website SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), ​the largest online talent solution, as measured by gross services volume (“GSV”), today announced that President and CEO, Hayden Brown, and Chief Read Complete Article

Standing in solidarity

Freelancers Union stands in solidarity with those fighting against racism, police brutality, and the historical oppression of the Black community. The actions of protesters across the country reflect the pain and anger that so many in our community are feeling. We hear you and we grieve with you over the acts of senseless violence against…