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HIRING FREELANCERS: 6 Things You Need To Know

Considering the number of things you need to accomplish to get your business going, hiring an independent contractor for specific or a group of tasks can save you a lot of time, money and give you an opportunity to the build a strong and trusted partnership with an extremely talented specialist to get the job done. However, with so many freelance marketplaces around, you might find hiring decisions a bit challenging, especially when there are literally tens of thousands of plausible candidates ready to bid on your job advert. Not to mentions your own challenges in hiring compared to the […]

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WORKING INDEPENDENTLY: Your Friend’s Impression Of Freelancing Is Not True

Have you more than once come across a friend skeptical about the way you work independently when you decided to quit the office and set up a productivity-conducive workstation at home? Has it bothered you and made you think that perhaps freelancing is not a very plausible option for career growth? Well, you and every second person in the world must have gone through that. And sometimes you couldn’t help but either cringe or be indignant about deciding to be your own boss. For many of you freelancers, here are the six most common false impressions that people make about […]


2014 PERSPECTIVES – A Fresh Insight On Today’s Freelance Marketplace

The thing that keeps most people from having a go at freelancing is their apprehension of going broke. Given that freelancing gives them the liberty to choose when to work and what to work on puts them in an “eat-what-you-kill” situation – getting paid only when the job is completed. Sometimes, they even have to wait for cheques to start clearing and coming in. Even if economic growth is slowly thriving together with improvements in job opportunities across the world, freelancing has been a significant part of the employment landscape, and is seen to prevail more in 2014 and the […]


GET GOOGLE TO FIND YOU – How You Can Make Your Articles Search Engine Friendly 1

Before anything else, I’d like to start by saying that this post is not a comprehensive guide to Search Engine Optimisation, which is a rather complex matter to talk about in a single article. But no worries, we will eventually discuss SEO bit by bit in other articles. This, however, is your freelancer’s guide to how you can make your online content way friendlier to Search Engines. If you’re looking to have Google, Yahoo, and Bing find your articles and index them in their search results – and have them remain there consistently, take the organic approach, which everyone still […]


THE 2014 FEARLESS FORECAST – Upcoming Trends Freelancers Can Take Advantage Of

2013 may have been challenging for you as a freelancer, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to easily give up. You may just have lost focus or have not fully grasped the trends that were last year. Then again, it’s not too late to up your game. The freelancing world is going to stay for years and as we have said in our previous article [CHANGING PERSPECTIVES – A 2014 Forecast on The Emergence of Small Scale Businesses, How To Start One, and Focusing On Sustainable Progress], this should just be any freelancer’s dream – having more jobs generated by […]


CREATING AN IMPRESSIVE ODESK PROFILE

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Working with someone from across the globe has been made so easy, just like working with someone beside you. However, just the same as every other job, you need to have skills, knowledge, and the initiative to succeed in freelancing.

oDesk suggested that the first step into landing a good job that your can make a career out of is an impressive profile. In this video, you’ll see the basic steps and learn about useful insights in creating a great profile – from your photo to your skills and work experience.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask) | TechCrunch.

Earlier this year, Seamless and Grubhub announced that their companies would be joining forces in a blockbuster merger. Already two of the biggest names in online food-ordering, the prospect of a combined “Grubless” sent ripples through the market. Once upon a time, these kind of massive private mergers only happened once in a blue moon, but those were different times.

In the middle of December, 2013 , the online employment industry did not have to go far from being subjected to this kind of consolidation, as oDesk and Elance announced that, following the approval of some guidelines, they will be merged into one and become a new online job marketplace for everyone else to compete against.

While visions of strategic synergies and competitors running for cover danced in the heads of company executives, the scores of freelancers who use oDesk and Elance to find work or hire support don’t seem ready to break out the pom-poms. Angry customers let their opinions be heard en masse on Elance’s blog this morning, while oDesk’s Facebook page drew a similar reaction. And so did the announcement in its community portal.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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Freelancing 101: Alternatives To Unemployment – Investopedia

What Is Freelancing? Typically, companies hire freelancers to complete task-oriented projects like graphic design, programming, marketing, data analysis, blogging and copywriting. All of these projects are on a contract-basis with a definitive start and end date. Freelancers can customize a project load by serving multiple clients and by working on a number of projects. While some freelancers work from home, others rent office space in co-ops. Some companies ask freelancers to come to their offices. (For pros and cons of freelancing, read Be Your Own Boss By Freelancing.) VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE Independent Contractor Vs. Employee Freelancing is very different […]


IT’S ABOUT TIME YOU GET RID OF WHAT’S KEEPING YOU FROM FREELANCING

A STATISTICS PERSPECTIVE ON YOUR POPULAR FREELANCE JOB OPPORTUNITIES The graphs shown in this entry are based on oDesk’s Job Listings as of 08 November 2013. Whenever I come across a friend, or get introduced to someone, the subject of what I do for a living seems to be a must-bring-up subject. Not that I don’t mind having to tell them what I do. Some of them are gobsmacked that I make a living out of staying at home and being in front of the computer most of the time. While others are not shocked, there are those who are […]


NOT A [freelancing] SUCCESS STORY YET… BUT INSPIRING

A lot of people are under the impression that I may have already earned my first million in freelancing. That impression is wrong. I’m still working hard not to become a .com millionaire of some sorts but I’m doing it like clockwork to make sure I am “more than just getting by”. What you’re about to read next is not about me being preachy. It’s about me touching base on the realities of taking on a journey to quitting an office-job and gearing towards freelancing success. FACING THE REALITY AND THE HIGH HOPES OF FREELANCING SUCCESS When you heard your […]