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Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  July 2, 2015

We’ve all been there. A client asks us to do some work, we do it, we send the bill and then…nothing. We contact them to ask for a payment, but they appear to have vanished from Earth. They might even ask us to do more work without getting paid for what we’ve already done. Don’t […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  June 10, 2015

Being a freelancer is difficult. We wear many hats. We’re entrepreneurs, customer service reps and salespeople in addition to what our titles say we are. Being that many things can lead to trouble if you’re not prepared to take on your many duties. Some freelancers may have help in the form of a personal assistant […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  June 2, 2015

Successful freelancers are independent and adaptable. We know how to get things done without the “amenities” available to the traditional employee of an organization. To be honest, though, sometimes it’s nice to get help. If you’re truly on your own, it might be a good idea to find someone to initiate a business relationship with. […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  May 21, 2015

As freelancers, we don’t enjoy some of the benefits employees get. One of the most appreciated is health insurance. While they don’t get as many options as they might want, freelancers’ disadvantages lie in the costs and decision-making involved. About a third of the US labor force is freelance, which is around 53 million people. […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  May 6, 2015

Every business manager finds himself in need of skills that aren’t available in his office. Sometimes, the best way to satisfy those needs is by hiring a freelancer. How do you do it? Here are a few tips from Rob Biederman at Entrepreneur. 1. Hire the right one. Research the available workers, their reviews and […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  May 4, 2015

Shannon Byrne is the Chief Content Office at Cloud Peeps, an online freelancer marketplace, similar to oDesk and Elance. She’s the genius behind, and she knows what it’s like to be a freelancer. What can be learned from those who work for none but themselves and lack the advantages (and disadvantages) of the common […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  April 29, 2015

Rakesh Agrawal and his former PayPal colleagues don’t get a long well. Last year, Agrawal tweeted some insulting, unprofessional things about those colleagues, and then blamed it on his smartphone.  Less than a year later, “Rocky” is back and he’s created a website that connects freelancers to clients. Freelancers available on the site are, for […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  April 21, 2015

There’s good news for managers who are familiar with and loyal to Freelancer. Next time you need to find a freelance worker in your area, you’ll be able to do so with your favorite outsourcing website. Freelancer say their finances are in the green after having some trouble, and “Freelancer Local” is going to expand […]

Posted By: Carlie McKeon  |  December 24, 2014

Fiverr, the creative and professional service market place, has updated its Android app with new features to allow sellers to create, deliver and edit projects – which the service calls Gigs – on their mobile devices. Fiverr Android users now have complete control of their businesses and the delivery of transparent analytics plus management tools. […]

Posted By: Carlie McKeon  |  December 23, 2014

Want access to a global network of support and entrepreneurs? If you have a startup idea that you think you have the skills to build, a new partnership between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and online education portal edX will hook you up with $1,000 in credit for completing one of two courses on entrepreneurship. AWS […]