There's no such thing as a free lunch – a popular phrase favoured among politicians and business leaders that is used to describe how everything has a cost. Economies are systems of exchange. Whether payment is obvious or more concealed, we know that what we receive requires recompense. Yet when freelancers are involved, we think that we can have our lunch and eat it. As a society, we’ve misinterpreted what the “free” in freelancer means. From expecting them to work for free in exchange for “exposure” or “experience”, to delaying or simply refusing to pay invoices, businesses have created a world in which the UK’s two million freelancers each lose on average £5,400 a year through unpaid work alone, and spend 20 days chasing invoices. This isn’t just a freelancer problem – it’s an economic one. With the freelancer community contributing an estimated £125bn annually to the UK economy, deliberately … [Read more...] about Freelancers are being exploited by businesses that fail to pay their invoices – this damaging culture must change
Hair stylist Dani TyGr breaks down what it's like to navigate the hair hustle in Los Angeles. Jessica Abo Published 12:30 pm CST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Photo: Entrepreneur Network Photo: Entrepreneur Network Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Entrepreneur Network This Freelancer Works 3 to 6 Jobs at Any Given Time. Here's How She Manages It All. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Dani TyGr Jessica Abo Related:This Freelancer Works 3 to 6 Jobs at Any Given Time. Here's How She Manages It All.3 Reasons Your Side Hustle Isn't Growing Into a Full-Time Business4 Signs You're Not Cut Out for Freelance Work -- and What to Do About It This article originally appeared on … [Read more...] about This Freelancer Works 3 to 6 Jobs at Any Given Time. Here’s How She Manages It All.
Between 2014 and 2018, 3.7 million more people started freelancing. Now, thanks to the government shutdown, even more workers are turning to platforms like Fiverr to get project work that will help them pay the bills until they are able to get paid from their full-time jobs again. But what types of freelance gigs and side hustles are worth doing? Fundera just released a report that ranked the top 10 gigs based on demand, pay, and client ratings from postings taken from four of the largest freelancer websites—Upwork, Guru, PeoplePerHour, and Simply Hired. They are: Web and Software Development Design Writing Administrative support IT Customer Service Sales Accounting Engineering Data Science You can see the full results here. … [Read more...] about These are the 10 best freelance gigs and side hustles in 2019
Women’s lifestyle website The Pool has frozen new freelance commissions and regular columns while it works through a backlog of payments owed to journalists, a number of whom have made their concerns public. Editor Cate Sevilla, who took the top job in September last year, confirmed freelances are owed money and said the company is in contact with them. “We’re a small business that’s going through a financial restructure, which includes changing accountants,” she explained to Press Gazette. “We’re doing everything within our capacity to resolve the matter as urgently as possible. I’ve frozen new commissions, including our regular columns, until this has been resolved.” The National Union of Journalists has said it is dealing with members who have not been paid and is “worried about the situation at The Pool”. The Pool was founded by BBC radio presenter Lauren Laverne and former Cosmopolitan UK and Red magazines … [Read more...] about The Pool freezes freelance commissions and columns while it works through backlog of late payments to journalists
MANILA - Online jobs in content creation dominated the online freelancing space last year signifying the "viral importance" of a company's online presence, a report said Wednesday. Writing was the fastest-growing job category, up 537.5 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, Freelancer.com said in a statement, based on openings posted on its platform. Application programming interface (API) was the second fastest, followed by blockchain, academic writing, 2D animation, social media management, blog writing, Express JS, Shopify templates, and drawing related jobs, according to Freelancer.com's "Fast 50 Report." The popularity of content-related skills such as writing, design and animation rose "dramatically" following a surge in content-heavy jobs during the first 3 months and the last 3 months of the year, it said. "Jobs being done online to create content on the Internet are quickly becoming some of the most popular, fastest-growing jobs being done by freelancers on the … [Read more...] about Freelance jobs in demand include writing, API, blockchain: Freelancer.com