Working with a Freelancer 101: Important Questions to Ask

Before you can start working with a freelancer, you have to find the right one for the job. When you’ve identified a freelancer (or a few) you think may be a fit for the project you have in mind, scheduling a call or meeting to get a feel for who they are and how they work is an important part of…

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The Future of the Home Office: Freelancing in the New IoT Age

Freelancers now make up over 35% of the U.S workforce and the stats show no sign of stopping. According to recent stats, 51.6% of businesses in the United States are run out of the home. Usually starting life in someone’s basement, bedroom or any available corner within the business owner’s property. So having a good home office if you’re an…

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Freelance Survival: How to Make The Flexible Lifestyle Work For You

Regardless of your age and current rung on the career ladder, you may have noticed that the culture of work is slowly changing. In just a few decades, our career spans have altered dramatically from that of our parents and grandparents. The “job for life” adage seems almost archaic nowadays. More of us change career paths, face unemployment, or freelance…

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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Freelancing

According to Wikipedia, a freelancer is ‘someone who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to any employer long-term’. Sounds simple enough right? But, as any freelancer will tell you, there is a whole lot more to the job than that. The 2012 Freelance Industry Report revealed that freelancing is on the rise, particularly in North America, where 77.6% of all…

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Health Insurance for Freelancers: Getting Covered in 2018

Austin freelancers, we’re now down to less than four short weeks to get health coverage for 2018! You have until December 15th to enroll. Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you get covered. Why should I get covered? Health insurance is much more than an additional monthly expense. It is an investment in your future well-being and it…

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The Changing Culture of Work

Regardless of your age, you can still feel the unspoken expectation to go to college and get a job. Not any job, the job that will take you through the next 30+ years of your career. How is this residual belief still a part of our culture? I, personally, find it utterly fascinating! I’m 48 years old and I have…

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