Freelancing

More than half of US workforce will have worked independently in next decade, MBO report says

Gene Zaino

  From Staffing Industry Analysts, MBO Partners’ research indicates that more than half of the US workforce will be independent workers: More than half of the US workforce will work as an independent professional at some point over the next decade, according to predictions released today by MBO Partners, a provider of independent contractor engagement…

Why Older Workers Are Embracing the Gig Economy

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  From Forbes, Elaine Podfelt discusses how older workers are joining the gig economy.  Elaine writes: When many of us think of gig workers, we envision millennials. They have undoubtedly embraced the freelance economy, but they are increasingly working alongside Americans in midlife and beyond who are seeking creative ways to stay employed past the traditional…

Stride Health raises $23.5 million in Series B funding to help independent workers with benefits 

Stride Health

From Mobile Health News, Jeff Lagasse reports that Stride Health raised $2.3 million in funding. Stride Health provides health insurance to independent workers.  Jeff writes: Stride Health, a company that provides benefits for independent workers, has raised $23.5 million in a Series B financing round led by F-Prime Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors…

ACA Repeal Could Put Dent In The Number Of Gig Workers

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  From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses a recent article which suggests that if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, freelancers and gig workers may seek full-time employment to get health insurance. Richard writes: Bloomberg BNA reporter Madison Alder has written an eye-opening article that suggests the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could force many…

Number of Independent Workers in the U.S. Continues Steady Climb, According to MBO Partners’ 7th Annual State of Independence Report 

MBO Partners The State of Independence 2017

  From BusinessWire, the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure, shares the press release for MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2017. The independent workforce continues to grow and mature, even as the economy continues to rebound and the unemployment rate declines, according to MBO Partners, the nation’s largest provider of business services…

New Study: Why Self-Employment Keeps Accelerating

Gene Zaino

  From Forbes, Elaine Pofeldt discusses the reasons why self-employment is increasing based on MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2017 report.  Elaine writes: The top reasons for choosing independent work, according to respondents, were to be my own boss (77%) and flexibility (74%). Among all independent workers, 77% say they are happier working on their…

My Experience as a Freelance Writer

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  This post was written by a guest who requested anonymity.   Freelance writing is my passion and companion of days and nights. There was a time when this word (freelancing) was unknown for me, now this is the time when it has become my familiarity among my family, friends and intent community. This is…

The Freelancer’s Guide to the Gig Economy

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  From the Future of Work, Shelly Kramer offers guidance on how to be successful as a freelancer.  Shelly writes: Four Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers (Regardless of Industry) To be successful in any industry, there are a few key considerations for freelancers: Focus on maximizing your earning potential. ALWAYS remember that you deserve to get…

The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Jobs, Getting Paid, and Getting Ahead

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  the Simple Dollar has put together a guide for freelancers — everything you need to know including: The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guide Part 1: Freelancing Basics Part 2: Setting Up Shop Part 3: Building Your Brand Part 4: Finding Freelance Jobs Part 5: Setting Your Rate Part 6: Getting Paid Part 7: Managing Your Freelance Financials Business…

Why Freelancing Is Perfect for Introverts

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  From Entrepreneur, John Rampton shares his thoughts on why freelancing is a good fit for introverts.  John writes: Social media is empowering introverts. Technology and social media have now given introverts a major edge when promoting and marketing their services since it fits their communication style. Introverts can now select when and where they want to…