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 coronavirus stimulus bill gave self-employed workers access to unemployment benefits for the first time in history. Here’s what freelancers and contractors need to know.

For the first time ever, the third of the American workforce that relies on freelance work can apply for federal unemployment benefits to make up for lost income during the coronavirus crisis. Freelancers and contractors are now eligible for unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, and paycheck protection loans, thanks to […]
The coronavirus stimulus bill gave self-employed workers access to unemployment benefits for the first time in history. Here’s what freelancers and contractors need to know.
Strategy

The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer

Some cities are simply better suited for freelancing. A report from neighbourhoods.com ranked the best US cities for freelancers using five measures: rent, internet speed, taxes, coffee shops, and transportation. Texas (with seven cities) and Florida (with five cities) are the two states that appeared the most on the list. […]
The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer
News

The 51 worst Netflix original movies, ranked according to critics

Netflix has released a number of original movies since 2015. Not all of the movies have been critically successful. Insider ranked the worst 51 Netflix originals based on their Rotten Tomatoes scores, and the film “Naked” is in the last spot. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn’t constantly […]
The 51 worst Netflix original movies, ranked according to critics
News

How 33 actors compare to the real-life icons they portrayed

Movies based on real-life events have seen a comeback in Hollywood recently. A number of celebrities have been tasked with bringing real icons to life on-screen in films like “The King,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.” These icons range from other celebrities, […]
How 33 actors compare to the real-life icons they portrayed
Lifestyle

Freelancers: ‘Don’t call us gig workers’

Freelancers prefer to be called consultants rather than gig workers. A survey by Expert360 found flexibility is the most common driver of becoming a freelancer. Most respondents (80.3%) reported freelancing supports their ambitions to keep doing paid work as well as parenting/caring unpaid work. Australian freelancers don’t want to be […]
Freelancers: ‘Don’t call us gig workers’