Manhattan Book Review Gives REMOTE iT! by Industry Expert Michael Brooks Five Stars

“Michael Brooks’ Remote iT!: Winning with Freelancers is a forward-thinking survey of the infinite options that can unfold when working with independent contractors. Readers will find the discussed themes and additional resources invaluable in expanding and sustaining their business in an ever-growing remote world.” –Manhattan Book Review The remote business model is becoming the norm…

What should I ask job applicants? The Top 5 Screening Questions by Job Type

Social distancing during the pandemic has pushed a lot of companies to hire and recruit through digital means. Whether you are conducting a phone interview or are providing job screening questions for an applicant to answer online, you need to make sure you are asking valuable and useful questions to help separate quality applicants from…

Upwork Partners with Citrix

The battle for talent among companies around the world hasn’t ceased in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it has only intensified as companies evolve their businesses to accommodate changing market dynamics and customer needs. Organizations must rethink their workforce strategies and be more agile than ever in their approach to acquiring and working…

5 Tips For Freelancers Building The Perfect Profile Summary

The profile page: ever since the early days of social media, we’ve been agonizing about the perfect way to present ourselves. And although we’ve moved on from the HTML-heavy days of garish MySpace pages, our profiles are as important as ever in how the digital world perceives us. For freelancers, the profile page is an…

Upwork To Report Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results on November 4, 2020

Event to be Webcast Live on the Upwork Investor Relations Website SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), the largest online talent solution, today announced that it will release financial results for the third quarter of 2020 on Wednesday, November 4, Read Complete Article

Benefits for Gig Workers: Q&A on Jobble Perks

In 2020, there was a severe increase in the number of Americans that turned to the gig economy for supplemental income. They join millions of gig workers who are constantly searching for temporary, hourly or freelance gigs that fit their flexible schedules. One common criticism of the gig economy is the lack of protections and…

5 things you can do to get more job applicants

Millions of Americans have felt pandemic layoffs and business closures impact their careers in 2020. Many have turned to the gig economy to stay afloat. A study by Upwork found that 24% more people entered the gig economy this summer than in previous years. Gig workers are an alternate hiring solution for businesses trying to…

How To Escape The Hourly-Billing “Trap” With Value-Based Pricing

As you get better and faster at your work, should you get paid less? Unfortunately, that’s bound to happen if you charge by the hour. Consider this scenario… Martin is a freelance copywriter who charges $80 per hour for his copywriting services. For his first couple of freelance projects, charging by the hour worked just…

Untapped with TapOnIt

Build Your 1st Party Database and Increase Your ROI Using Text Messaging Email open rates are continuously on the decline, social media is over saturated, and radio and TV have unmeasurable metrics. Companies need a better way in which to re-engage with their customers and prospects without the clutter. Katie, from TapOnIt Technology, discusses how…

How the Gig Economy Supports New Workers (& Americans Starting Over)

Whether you entered the workforce shortly before the COVID pandemic or are looking to re-enter as a result of the disruption, one thing is certain: the gig economy can be a viable short or long term option for you to flex as needed. To help you understand how the gig economy supports new workers, we’ve…

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…

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…

Insurance when hiring freelancers: Everything you need to know

Bringing someone on board can be stressful enough without having to think about business insurance! That’s why we invited our friends at Superscript to provide their insight for buyers thinking about insurance when working with freelancers. Here are some of their top tips. Freelancer or contractor? The terms freelancer and contractor are often used interchangeably,…