When Brooke Dixon move to New York and began looking for work a few years back, the Web developer turned to freelancing to earn a living and found himself in demand. But he quickly discovered that there was a downside: getting paid on time -- or at all.
Dixon (pictured above) says he was hired to build a new... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you've tried your hand at freelancing but want to get back into the corporate world, you might need an extra boost to make yourself more hireable. Unfortunately, very qualified freelancers can be passed up for a dream position because of general misconceptions associated with freelancing. Read More »
Temporary and contingent workers are on the rise. The independent workforce has grown to 16.9 million from 16 million in the past year, according to research by MBO Partners, which provides business services to consultants. As companies realize that they can hire contractors for certain services instead of... Read More »
I don't want a part-time job.
I'm fine with freelancing, which I do now; I'm a self-employed writer and editor. What I mean is that I'm not actively seeking a 20- or 25-hour-a-week job working regularly for someone else. Read More »
By Heesun Wee
With long-term unemployment near historic highs, it's no surprise many workers have transformed into free agents.
But younger workers-particularly so-called millennials-are embracing freelance jobs more aggressively than older peers, according to recent data. Read More »
For many unemployed Americans, the need to find a job, any job, has made them susceptible to con artists promising easy riches through work-at-home schemes and similar frauds.
They include Barbara Beatteay, a 58-year-old cancer patient and stroke survivor who was unemployed, bankrupt and struggling to pay... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer.
Unfortunately, some people assume that if you're not an official "employee," you don't need to be paid. Some people may ask to "pick your brain," for a... Read More »
What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs.
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By Steph Auteri
One of the big challenges of launching your career as a freelancer is figuring out how much to charge – and convincing potential clients you're worth that amount.
Do you start at $15/hour? $25/hour? $50/hour? What if you overprice your services and the client balks? Read More »
By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
Freelancers are known for having a passion for their craft and the ability to get the job done without bosses looking over their shoulders. But while talent and discipline are key elements, they are by no means the only ones needed for success.
"Many... Read More »