Pricing – More of an Art than a Science

There was a great article in Medium today advocating that all freelancers adopt rush fees.  The idea is that urgent projects require special attention that may shuffle the priorities of your existing workload.  So between the extra hours and other client...

Baseball and the Gig Economy

Baseball is back in season, even though Opening Day is not until Tuesday in San Francisco. (Go Giants!) Nevertheless, as America’s past time gears up,  I thought it was appropriate to reprise this post from 2017. The freelance world does not know how much it...

Lessons in Scale for the Gig Economy

Masters of Scale, the podcast run by Reid Hoffman of Greylock Ventures and founder of several companies including LinkedIn, is one of my favorites podcasts to listen to as I walk my dog. On a recent show, he focused on the “10 Commandments of Start-up Success.” Not all of them apply to independent growing their businesses in the gig economy, but some do.  So I thought I would share them with a special spin for the freelance world.

The Academy Awards and the Gig Economy

Since its Academy Award season, I thought  it would be appropriate to compare the Gig Economy to Hollywood.  Stephen Kasriel the CEO of Upwork  wrote an article in Fast Company last year called “Why the Future of Work will Look a lot like Hollywood.”   I...

Take Part in the Study of Type and the Gig Economy

You have the chance to participate in ground breaking research about how psychological type may factor in to the #GigEconomy.  Read on to learn more. People become independent workers largely for more flexibility and control in their life according to numerous...

#CoolGigCompanies – Trezeo – Income Predictability for the Gig Economy

, Trezeo is a start up fintech company that is beta testing a product to solve the income volatility issue by developing a user-friendly platform that enables a dependable income stream for freelancers. By creating a structure that automatically saves excess income, the platform provides freelancers a cushion when the income pendulum swings to the low side and cash flow is tight.

Three Things to Know About Gig Economy Data

Last month, UpWork and Freelancers Union released their fourth annual “Freelancing in America” study and announced that the freelancing ranks continued to grow and reached 57.3 million participants. This compares to the 2017 MBO Partners “State of Independence in...

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