Freelancing

The Self-Employed Mindset

From Kenji Crosland’s Blog — “all that you need to become self employed is to adopt the self-employed mindset. Adopting this mindset means making the realization that you are already self-employed, that you are, as Brian Tracy says, the “CEO of your own personal service corporation.” You may sell your services temporarily to an employer in return for…

What The Rise Of The Freelance Economy Really Means For Businesses

From Forbes — “Where Is The Labor Market Headed? As someone who has spent my entire career building disruptive labor technology,  I have become familiar with the movements in labor markets.  And there’s a big one happening now.  Here’s the course I predict in the next 2-4 years: A independent contractor population continuing to grow…

3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers

From Entrepreneur.com — “From marketing to graphic design, entrepreneurs rely heavily on freelancers to fill many of their business needs. Currently 1 in 3 Americans who are working (roughly 42 million) are estimated to be freelancers and within the next six years freelancers are expected to comprise more than half the full-time workforce. With entrepreneurs relying more…

Should Freelancers Get Workers’ Comp Insurance?

From Businessweek —  “Many states determine workers’ comp liability by applying an IRS test that determines whether someone working for a company should be classified as an independent contractor or as an employee. Very generally, it measures how much control the employer has over the freelancer’s work schedule. If that test shows that your independent contractors should…

Freelancers Union Wants to Be Your HR Department

From Businessweek — “Beginning this fall, [Freelancers Union] will help members in all 50 states buy health insurance. It will also use the collective purchasing power of its 233,000 members to negotiate better deals on other benefits, including retirement plans and dental, disability, liability, and life insurance, Freelancer Union executive director Sara Horowitz said in…

The Pitfalls of Freelancing

 

Pitfalls of freelancing

Hat tip to Mashable for posting and to Fabrizio Faraco for posting on Pinterest.

The Rise of the Freelancer

 

rise of the freelancer

 

via The Freelance Revoluion at Officing Today

Five Summer Must-Haves for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

From Forbes — “Summer presents productivity challenges for everyone, but it can be especially distracting for freelancers and entrepreneurs. After all, you’re already at home, steps from the front door. This could be the perfect time for a jog in the sunshine. It’s all too easy to kick back and procrastinate until fall, “when everyone…

A Peek into Freelancing

From Policy Bee — Related articles Secrets top freelancers aren’t telling you (guerrillafreelancing.com) 5 important legal resources for freelancers (nathansgibson.org) Related posts: Survey: For Many, Freelancing Pays Better Than Traditional Jobs From Forbes, Elaine Pofeldt shares the results of a survey of over 7,000 adults conducted by the Freelancers Union and Upwork. Elaine writes terrific articles…

5 important legal resources for freelancers

From the Freelancers Union —  “Working as a freelancer sounds pretty great in the beginning: you get to set the rules, schedule your time and choose your own work and clients. But what happens when a contract goes awry or you need help getting a permit or filing a claim? As you grow in your freelance career,…