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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…

Events

Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Jobs

How Fiverr Hopes to Capitalize on the Expanding Freelance Economy

By | Jan 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Are you a freelancer or a small studio? Congratulations. You can now manage all of your invoicing, contracts, and payments through a simple interface, for free. But don’t thank me — thank Fiverr, which just acquired the premium freelance software service AND CO, and has…

Dev & Design

How Machine Learning is Changing Design

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A Pew Research Center survey in 2015 revealed that almost two-thirds of Americans expect computers to take over much of human work within 50 years. However, there are certain professions that some consider to have more security over others. Disciplines such as the arts…

Productivity

This Freelancer Tool Will Make Your Admin Tasks Suck Less

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The gig economy is expected to earn and estimated $1 trillion in 2016, and by 2020 between 43 to 50 percent of the economy could be freelancers, according to various reports. What that means for you is that if you are already your own…

Digital nomad

NYC

Almost a Fifth of Freelance Pros Will Make Six Figures or More This Year

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

New stats from LinkedIn ProFinder — a service connecting white collar freelance professionals with individuals and small businesses — have revealed the numbers behind the top freelancer pros’ revenues. For almost 20 percent of those in LinkedIn’s program, freelance work is definitely rewarding: That’s…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Leads, Online Debates and Free Music

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While outside it’s heating up for summer, we’re staying cool indoors researching startups. Each week, Tech.Co looks for five new businesses with creative or innovative ideas so you can keep your cool all summer long. This week we found companies offering smart home security,…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

How a 27-Year-Old Tester from Estonia Is Tackling a $3.5 Trillion Industry

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Kristel Kruustük was just 23 when she decided to change how quality assurance (QA) testers were treated. Together with her then-boyfriend (now cofounder and husband) Marko Kruustük, she built a platform designed to connect QA testers with companies without taking advantage of either. After winning a first-place…

Tips & How To’s

How to Market Your Freelance Business in About an Hour a Day

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Marketing is tough, irritating, and time-consuming. As a freelance app developer, copy writer, or an ecommerce seller, you may find it difficult to grind and promote your business while working 10-12 hours a day. But marketing is the engine that powers your sales. The more you…

Remote work

Freelancer Retirement – Does It Ever Happen?

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Freelancers are entrepreneurs in just the same way as e-commerce business owners are, and the growth of the freelance economy is exponential. But freelancing also brings with it specific financial challenges, especially when planning for retirement. Freelancers are not in a workplace environment in…

Digital nomad

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…

Tips & How To’s

Essential Tips for Starting a Service Business

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 9:14 am

Anyone can start selling a service. If you have a certain skill, knowledge or experience that other people deem valuable, you immediately become qualified. A service business model has hardly any entry barrier. However, it certainly doesn’t mean that you should come unprepared. Operating…

Jobs

4 Big Tips for Hiring Freelancers for Your Startup

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm

An increasing number of startups are using freelancers to get by. They’re using them because they can get things done without taking on full-time employees. And the freelancing community is only increasing, with 54 million freelancers now in the US alone. They’re useful for…

Tips & How To’s

The 6 Types of Insurance That Freelancers Need to Know

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Due to the Affordable Care Act, all U.S. citizens need to have health insurance. If you don’t, the fee is $695, a number that plenty of freelancers can’t afford to throw around. And, since freelancers can’t take advantage of employer-provided plans, they are the ones…

Productivity

5 Essential Productivity Tools for Freelancers

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

As a freelancer, your time is your most valuable asset. How much work you do, how many clients have, and your overall output depend on how you use and manage your time. This is why being productive and making the most of every minute…

Jobs

9 Platforms to Find Top Tech Talent

By | Jul 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

As Seth Godin has famously noted, the purpose of entrepreneurship is to build something bigger than yourself, be it a product, company, or some paradigm-shifting innovation. Even compared to founding a startup, it’s particularly difficult to build something larger than yourself by just yourself….

Digital nomad

Location Independence: It’s Really Possible With These 5 Steps

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I have yet to meet anyone who has achieved location independence at work – that is, the ability to work anywhere they choose – who isn’t happy with their decision. Of course, this does not mean that no one has failed at startup life…