Freelancing

Tips for Getting Into the Gig Economy

Side hustles, gig-based businesses, or short-term freelance stints. No matter which name you prefer, these employment options have certainly evolved beyond traditional temp work in recent years. And they will continue to expand as more workers look to supplement salaries and retirement income or leave the world of long-term employers and annual W-2 forms behind in favor of … [Read more...]

How to Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home

When you decided to work from home, it’s likely you were drawn to the flexibility and the independence it provides. You can set your own schedule, perhaps working nights and weekends for a big project one week and then sleeping in the next day or two. You can take a break when you want, allowing you to be there for your kids’ recitals or to take advantage of a perfect … [Read more...]

The Ups and Downs of Freelancing: 5 Questions With Tricia Drevets, Freelance Writer

Tricia Drevets, a writer and community college instructor from Oregon, gives insight into the perks and downsides of working as a freelancer. While the freelance work she does is writing, her experience can be applied to other industries in which freelancing is an option. What are the primary service(s) or product(s) that your business provides? I write articles for … [Read more...]

Going Solo: Freelancing Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

An adjunct college professor A homemaker A web page designer A business consultant An artist What do these people – and many others in other fields and industries -- have in common? They are freelancers, and their ranks are growing. According to a survey last year by Elance-oDesk, Inc., a company that pairs freelancers with clients who need their services, and … [Read more...]