Freelancing

6 Secrets to Self-Employed Happiness

From  Inc.com — whether you work for yourself or someone else, you are in charge of your career. “One big advantage of working for someone else, especially in a large company, is that there may be a career path laid out for you. As you learn more and move up the ladder, you become a more valuable…

8 Myths About Freelancing You Need to Know Now

From LinkedIn —  “It must be said: freelancing has its perks. The option to take control of your career, the opportunity to earn more without waiting for the next performance review from your boss, the chance to say no to work that you don’t want to do–all these are valid reasons why a lot of people quit…

The Independent Contractor: Who We Are  

From It’s My Business — “The independent contractor fills key positions in a number of important industries. We make up 88.3 percent of taxi drivers, 64 percent of financial advisors and 20 percent of emergency room doctors. Though we fill different jobs, one thing unites us all: Each independent contractor enjoys the flexibility and responsibility of running…

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