What Makes Self-Employment So Attractive For Millennials?

There are many stereotypes and generalizations about millennials, one of the most common being that they are lazy job-hoppers who don’t stay long enough at a job to develop a career. Reports such as this one by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seems to support this view, showing that an average young adult has held 6.2… Continue reading What Makes Self-Employment So Attractive For Millennials?

The 3 Most Commonly Used Collaboration Tools for Clients & Freelancers

Keeping an open line of communication is key to getting the best results. It’s not easy working as a freelancer, or a client who is collaborating with many freelancers across the globe. Clients want to know what’s happening but freelancers also want to work on the project at hand instead of spending precious time updating… Continue reading The 3 Most Commonly Used Collaboration Tools for Clients & Freelancers

Toptal Review

Toptal is an American company that was founded in 2010. In 2015, it was ranked as the number one fastest growing talent marketplace in North America. In 2016, Toptal acquired Skillbridge, an online platform for elite business freelancers.  Toptal was specifically designed to provide freelance software engineers to clients. It is much more of a… Continue reading Toptal Review

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?

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