What do your clients need from you right now?

It’s August, and boy, what a different summer this one’s shaping up to be. As we peek our heads out of our bunkers and businesses tentatively open their physical doors, we find ourselves, once again, in new and uncharted territory. Not quite open but not fully closed either. As consumers, we might be questioning the…

How to protect yourself from cyber attacks

When the number of remote workers increased a few months ago, cybercriminals started rubbing their hands in glee. Businesses quickly transitioned to home working arrangements with little or no notice, which left them vulnerable to cyber attacks. With 4.7 million employees (3.4% of the workforce) in the U.S working from home at least half the…

The Senate’s new relief package proposal is a failure for workers

On Monday, after weeks of delay, the Senate released its next proposed stimulus package: The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act. The $1 trillion package is the Senate’s response to the House’s proposed HEROES Act, which passed in mid-May. After a week of Senate infighting after their return from vacation, this proposed…

Visual marketing for every freelancer

What comes to mind first: the last article you read or the most recent video you watched? It’s probably the latter. That’s the power of visuals — they capture the audience’s attention, create lasting impressions, and have greater recall power. As a freelancer looking to attract clients, you have to create the right kind of…

Freelancers just got a new option for student debt relief

Student debt is a crushing burden for millions of Americans, totaling more than $1.6 trillion in the U.S. in 2020. The average student loan burden is $32,731, more than double what it was 20 years ago. It also unjustly affects BIPOC communities. Twenty years after college graduation, the median white college graduate has paid off…

Freelancers Hub is closing its physical space

The past few months have been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, including the Freelancers Union and its partners. The global crisis has forced us all to make some tough decisions. Today, the decision was made to permanently close the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, home to Freelancers Hub. We’re proud of all…

6 cool tools to manage stress

The growing gig economy is leaving stressed freelancers in its wake. 62 percent of freelancers report to feeling stress, compared to 55 percent of office workers. Increasingly exasperating clients, approaching deadlines, endless meetings, and inefficient time tracking are a few of the triggers of continuous anxiety. Paired with global uncertainty and civil unrest, many freelancers…

Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Gig Workers

Wonolo, the leading platform disrupting the temporary staffing industry, today released a report detailing the cities where gig workers earn the most hourly pay relative to the cost of living. “Now more than ever workers need access to living wage, rather than minimum wage, opportunities,” said Wonolo CEO and cofounder, Yong Kim. “We’re proud to partner…

Write the perfect tagline

Struggling to write a catchy tagline? 83% of buyers say it’s vital that a brand aligns with their values. The best way to let them know you do? With a clear, concise tagline that spells out who you are. But what’s the trick behind creating an engaging tagline? It all comes down to psychology. This…

Assessing the potential for a gig economy in education

Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor Generative algorithms are redefining the…

A one-day initiative is offering free headshots for job seekers

On Wednesday, July 22, more than 200 professional photographers will be taking free headshots for people around the country who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative will create 10,000 headshots in every state in the country, providing a crucial service to those in the job market who use…

Why freelancers should learn to love automation

Automation is one of the hot fields in the business world right now, and marketing automation in particular is taking the marketing world by storm. You might see term “automation” and think Skynet is coming for your job. But there’s no reason to be concerned! Automation will not replace us freelancers. In fact, it’s going…