The Secret To Keeping Freelancers Motivated And Happy On Your Project

For many businesses, the thought of hiring a freelancer to do a project is a little daunting. You’re essentially hiring someone, sight unseen, to complete an assignment for your company. The same goes for your freelancers, they barely know you, and depending on how you’ve set up the assignment and the type of assignment, they… Continue reading The Secret To Keeping Freelancers Motivated And Happy On Your Project

7 Ways To Find Freelance Jobs Online

The current economic crisis in the western world as well as global changes have placed a lot of people in financial difficulty. Even if finances and economic challenges are major contributing factors as to why many start to ‘gig’ rather than seek full-time employment, there are also other reasons. Working as a freelancer can prove… Continue reading 7 Ways To Find Freelance Jobs Online

PeoplePerHour Review

PeoplePerHour is a UK based company that was founded in 2007 by Xenios Thrasyvoulou. It is the leading marketplace for freelance talent in the UK, and in 2012, it was named by Wired UK as one of “Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups of 2012”. The platform offers clients a wide range of freelance specialities, divided into… Continue reading PeoplePerHour Review

The Gig Economy is a Good Thing. Can it Work for All?

Bethany sits on the park bench, her legs resting on the blue and grey backpack in front of her. Typing on the laptop that sits on her lap, she looks up once in a while at passersby as they hurry to whatever urgent thing awaits them at the end of their journey. She takes a… Continue reading The Gig Economy is a Good Thing. Can it Work for All?

Where to hire freelancers?

Are you an entrepreneur or a small business owner who requires occasional help with small tasks? Is the number of staff you can hire limited by your start-up budget or do the business requirements of your Fortune 500 company demand an independent expert? If this is the case then you’ve probably considered hiring a freelancer… Continue reading Where to hire freelancers?

5 Top Tips for Freelancers

Life as a freelancer can get a little hectic sometimes, especially if you’re working with several clients at the same time, but it doesn’t have to be. With effective time management and solid organization skills, you’ll have happy clients and your work day will be a lot less stressful. No matter what your skill set,… Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Freelancers

Fiverr Review

Fiverr is a global online marketplace headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.  It was founded in 2009, and launched in 2010. Fiverr’s business model is based on the buying and selling of micro-jobs, small services that freelancers offer such as designing a logo or producing a video script. By 2012, Fiverr was hosting more than 1.3… Continue reading Fiverr Review

Project4hire Review

Project4hire is a low cost online marketplace that was established in 2006. The platform offers a wide range of specialisms but is far less populated than other marketplaces, and therefore has fewer jobs for freelancers to accept. Compared with other platforms, the site’s overall appearance is also very basic. How to get started on Project4hire… Continue reading Project4hire Review

99designs Review

99designs is an Australian owned online graphic design marketplace, founded in 2008, and now based in San Francisco (as of 2010). In 2012, the company acquired European designer marketplace 12designer and Brazilian marketplace LogoChef. 99designs differs from other online marketplaces in that it primarily uses design contests to help meet the needs of clients. The… Continue reading 99designs Review

Freelancer.com Review

Freelancer.com (Freelancer Technology Pty Limited) is one of the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplaces. Founded in 2009 and listed on the Australian Security Exchange it has steadily grown over the past 8 years, acquiring other freelance platforms such as EUFreelance.com and Freelancer.co.uk. There are currently 22.6 million registered users, and more than 10.8 million… Continue reading Freelancer.com Review