The most in-demand freelance jobs to pursue in 2021

Over the past few years, 70% of small and medium businesses have embraced freelancers, thanks to the flexibility that comes with having a virtual team. There are no signs that this trend will slow down, especially after the pandemic has pushed most location-based businesses to work virtually. Buyers have also increased their reliance on digital…

7 Lead Generation Strategies to Attract Your Target Customers

Leads are the main driving force for the success of any business. Without a consistent flow of people who are genuinely interested in your brand, products, and services, your business cannot thrive. As a business owner, generating a steady and sufficient amount of high-quality leads should be at the top of your priority list. To…

How to List Freelance Work On a Resume (with Examples)

Incorporating freelance work on a resume can seem… well, complicated. After all, just because you’ve been working for yourself doesn’t mean you haven’t been working. You know better than anyone else how qualified you are and how your freelance experience has helped mold your skills and talents. But how do you mix in your freelance…

The future is in our hands

Nobody is going to be sorry to say goodbye to 2020. This year has been one of stress and fear, of uncertainty and wave after wave of unthinkable tragedy. But in the midst of some of the darkest depths in modern history, people have stood up – and stood together – to demand positive change…

The eCommerce Guide to Outsourcing for High Ticket Dropshipping

If you’re in the business of high ticket dropshipping or about to go into the eCommerce business, then outsourcing will certainly make your life easier. Outsourcing allows you to focus on things that you excel in while delegating other tasks. Essentially, it’s one of the key elements that you can utilize to grow your business…

Understanding Merchant Fees

For years, the challenges of running a restaurant have been growing. Then came COVID-19, which upended many in the restaurant industry as closures swept the nation. This crisis has sparked important conversations about how both government and businesses can best support restaurants during the pandemic. While some restaurants have been handling their own pickup and…

When to charge an hourly or flat rate

Both freelancers and those hiring them think about work in terms of hourly rate, even when a flat rate has been negotiated. It’s just the easiest way to think about value in terms of money and time. In some instances, thinking only about money per hour negates the experience and effectiveness of the freelancer and…

SEC issues proposed rulemaking to give gig workers equity compensation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued rules that would allow public and private companies to offer equity compensation to gig workers. The rule-making comes just weeks after California voters upheld an initiative that overturned legislation that would have classified gig workers as employees. The initiative replaced employment status with requirements that gig economy companies…

10 must-listen podcasts for freelancers

This is a post from our partner Reedsy, a marketplace for the best freelancers in the publishing industry. To join their curated community of professionals and access thousands of authors, apply here and receive a $50 Reedsy credit toward your first project. There’s nothing like a good podcast to fill those mundane hours of housework…

3 Steps to Maximize Your Savings as a Gig Worker

In the gig economy, it can be feast or famine. You might make a lot of money one month, and then have a month or two where you don’t see a lot of money coming in. That irregular income often makes it hard to save for a rainy day. But you don’t have to struggle…

At Gig Workers’ Peril, Prop-22 is Going Nationwide

On election day, Uber, Lyft and Postmates won a highly contested ballot initiative on labor rights in California, codifying that their workers will remain independent contractors, instead of employees. Mere weeks later, the companies are working to secure similar laws nationwide, including in Illinois and New York. Prop-22, the California initiative, was supported by a record-setting $200 million and massive marketing campaign. Before…

Independent Contractor vs Employee: Here’s The Difference

If you’re reading this article it’s probably because your business has reached a point where you need to hire more people to get things done. Before we get any further, give yourself a pat on the back. Needing to hire is usually a good sign, but knowing who to hire isn’t always easy.  When it…

5 ways to take inspired action in tough times

If challenging times are a necessary catalyst for our growth and resilience, by anyone’s standards, we should all be in the best shape of our lives come 2021! Woweee, it’s been a year. And my friends, it ain’t over yet.  As we head into the final month of this tumultuous year, you may have a…