Author: Robert McGuire

Entrepreneurial You Author Dorie Clark On Thriving As A Consultant

If you’re like me, you probably keep seeing Dorie Clark’s byline in The Harvard Business Review and reading her pieces hungrily. She’s providing some of the only business and strategy advice out there relevant to how work is shifting toward consulting and freelancing. In fact she’s written a whole book about it, Entrepreneurial You.  This follows up on previous books, Reinventing You and Stand Out. Dorie is an adjunct professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and she is also a well-known keynote speaker. You may have seen her occasionally in your TED Talks feed, advising everyone from corporate...

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Gig Economy News

This page is a running thread of gig economy news, in chronological order, newest at the top. Topics we’re tracking include: industry news about freelancing regulation new products and services new freelance studies new freelance marketplaces. This page is also a trend watch that includes early signs about what is coming in the gig economy and the changing freelance workforce. Sign up for our newsletter for occasional digests of the most recent items sent to your inbox. Vendors and other companies, see the note at the bottom of the page about submitting your gig economy news. Gig economy news...

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Ultimate Guide to Gig Economy Data: A Summary of Every Freelance Survey We Can Find

How many people are in the gig economy? We’re very interested in this question at Nation1099, and, as it happens, it isn’t an easy question to find answers to, especially since the gig economy is growing and changing very fast and people mean many different things by the term. Employment in general is undergoing dramatic changes, often summarized as “the future of work” or Workforce 2.0. Anyone following workforce trends will have seen eye-popping numbers about the gig economy along the lines of “one third of all workers are freelancers” or “half of us will be in the gig...

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2 Signs Your Freelance Fees Are Too Low

Your freelance fees are too low low if either of these things are true: You are feeling busy and overwhelmed, or You don’t have time for business development. Raising fees is intimidating — if not terrifying — for most freelancers. Many of us are often frozen by emotion rather than driven by economic sense. We make up nutty logical fallacies to justify doing nothing and continuing on with the freelance fees we have charged for years. But if you can put emotion aside and look at at your business logically, you may see there is a strong economic case...

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Freelance Editor Specializes In Nonprofit Clients

Since graduating from Yale University with a degree in film studies, freelance writer Rebekah L. Fraser has helped clients transform their communications using all forms of media.  She’s also published hundreds of articles and personal essays in print and online publications, launched a few micro-businesses and created several community projects. Fraser also writes fiction, and is currently seeking representation for her first novel and writing her second novel. Tell us about your specialty or niche as a freelancer. I am a generalist, but my clients tend to be altruistic organizations like schools, environmental organizations and other nonprofits. My most recent...

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