Strategy

PRESENTING: How a freelance writer made over $10,000 in September

When Lola Méndez left her job in public relations to see the world in 2015, she swiftly transitioned to freelance writing. Her unconventional path to becoming an independent journalist worked to her advantage when switching careers. Previously a senior manager at a strategic branding agency, Méndez was able to transfer […]
PRESENTING: How a freelance writer made over $10,000 in September
Strategy

The top 5 missteps most new freelancers commit and how to avoid them, according to the head of Upwork’s talent success team

Nancy Van Brunt leads Upwork’s talent success team. Prior to Upwork, Nancy held corporate strategy, business development, and management consulting roles at eBay, Sesame Workshop, and Oliver Wyman, respectively. For freelancers getting started, she sees five common mistakes. Many start out undercharging, or trying to be generalists. They don’t know […]
The top 5 missteps most new freelancers commit and how to avoid them, according to the head of Upwork’s talent success team
Markets

Most freelancers are millennials, but retirees are quickly catching up

More baby boomers are turning to freelancing to earn extra income, bulk up retirement funds, or transition into retirement, according to a New York Times story. More than 56 million American adults freelanced in 2018, including 30% of workers over age 55. In general, a shift away from pension plans […]
Most freelancers are millennials, but retirees are quickly catching up
Markets

4 reasons my freelance career is more secure than your full-time job

According to a recent survey, about 83% of self-employed people say they made the choice to ditch their full-time jobs to work for themselves, and 70% have better work-life balance in self-employment. Those stats may surprise some, but not me – I went full-time freelance five years ago, and I’ve […]
4 reasons my freelance career is more secure than your full-time job