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11 Facts to Know About Freelancing in 2018

By | Feb 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2016, freelancers made up 35 percent of the total U.S. workforce, and pulled in $1 trillion collectively as a result. They’re projected to hit 42 percent of U.S. workers by 2020, so we can expect to see and hear a lot more from the…

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The First Rule of Side-Gigging: Lean Towards Passive Income

By | Dec 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Over the past two years, 85 percent of side-giggers made less than $500 a month. Of the 79,420 creators striving to earn a living on Patreon, just two percent make more than the federal minimum wage of $1,160 a month. In other words, you’re…

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Start With the Fundamentals When Building a Remote Team

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The number of employees working at home has increased by 103 percent since 2005. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 3.7 million Americans — or 2.8 percent of the workforce — now work from home at least half the time. Although the employee workforce grew…

Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Plays a Big Role in Conserving Resources

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The sharing economy is about far more than sharing assets. It’s actually a whole new way of thinking and living. For many creative, open-minded young people, the idea of working 9-5 at an office desk is crushing to their soul. Eschewing tradition, they’re looking…

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Survey: Remote Workers Are Happier

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The amount of workers who report quitting a position because it just isn’t flexible enough has practically doubled over the last three years, moving from 17 percent in 2014 to 32 percent in 2017. And, as a LinkedIn study released earlier revealed, many emerging…

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Security

How Remote Workers Can Encrypt Their Daily Communication

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Who doesn’t like working from the local coffee shop, from an AirBnB overlooking the beach or the comfort of their couch. With more companies offering remote work as an part- to full-time option, there is a growing concern by owners about preventing cyber threats…

Productivity

This Software Can Supercharge Your Remote Work Collaboration

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent said they regularly work remotely. And with the gig economy showing no signs of slowing down, more tools to support remote work will need to be implemented. If you already remote work during the week…

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The Pros and Cons of Remote Working

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

With many people embracing remote working and supporting the freelance economy, companies need to weight the pros and cons of having people in and out of an office setting and figure out what works best for their operations. Remote jobs may be convenient and…

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The 2017 Guide to Remote Work

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 8:05 am

In May 2012, just 14 percent of the global workforce benefited from remote work. Today, that number is at nearly two thirds. Remote work, the gig economy, and freelancers are all on the rise. In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent…

Tips & How To’s

6 Twitter Accounts Every Digital Nomad Should Follow

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It sounds like fun and games — and it can be — but being a digital nomad can also be a thankless chore. After all, you have to make sure you have either a steady stream of new gigs lined up in order to…

Business

Are Remote Workers Good or Bad For Business?

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

For years, businesses have treated remote work and telecommuting as an occasional thing which an employee can do on a Friday. But thanks to the constant march of technology, more people are now working remotely on a regular or even a full-time basis. Employees…

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The 4 Key Abilities for Self-Employment Success

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

A business venture in which any individual earns money based on independent work is called self-employment. It includes small business owners, entrepreneurs, subcontractors and freelancers. While there are a plethora of benefits to being self employed — including a flexible schedule, greater autonomy, the freedom…

Opinion/Analysis

8 Reasons Why You Should Be a Freelancer in 2017

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered if working freelance is all it is cut up to be? Perhaps you have a freelancer friend who you see almost every week on vacation, living life to the fullest and enjoying a cocktail or two on a work week….

Inspiration

8 Things I Learned After Losing My Rented Office Space

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

I dropped my formal education after completing school in order to build my own startup. Sounds cool, right? It sure does, but for me, it’s sometimes quite daunting. There were thoughts like — what if this all just collapses and I am left with…

Travel

4 Ways Your US Passport Protects Your Identity

By | Dec 25, 2016 at 10:30 am

The first US passports ever used were issued before America even became a country; an official delegation led by Benjamin Franklin carried them on a mission to France. The documents were neither the books nor the cards we use today, but rather single sheets…

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10 Tips and Tricks for Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 18, 2016 at 10:30 am

A digital nomad is an entrepreneur or remote worker who travels, as well as completes their work remotely. As startups and companies evolve to take on challenges of the digital age, embracing the ability to be a digital nomad is quickly becoming an asset…

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Expect More Freelancer Representation in 2017

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Freelancers and digital nomads are on the rise in America, according to the latest data. What’s the likely result? Greater public recognition. Those living the freelance lifestyle are finally getting big enough to throw their weight around, and they’re on track to continue growing. The…