Years ago while commuting to work, I remember being first introduced to The Freelancer’s Union through a series of clever subway posers that encouraged riders to “Re-examine, Rethink & Reinvent”, especially when it came to independent work. As someone who had always worked for big firms up until then, I thought the posters were witty […]
Freelance Nation: Tough Finding Full Time Work (via NewsLook) Just last month over 8.5 million Americans seeking full time work were stuck in part time jobs.
The last few weeks I’ve seen an increasing number of articles and blogs on the growing trend of Freelancing. Not to say, I told ya so, but we’ve been talking about this trend since we started Hourly, and are thrilled that it is finally getting the attention that it deserves. While the Labor Department (BLS) […]
Over thirty-one thousand dollars. It’s embarrassing to admit, but that is the amount that I have been stiffed working as freelance web developer since I choose to leave a dead end job and strike out on my own back in 2003. These jobs were contracted, had set deliverables, were being done to spec and to […]
As anyone who has spent time working as a freelancer, or on a short-term project, one of the greatest challenges is getting paid, on time, or sometimes at all. Those of us here at Hourly are all too familiar with this problem, and to this day have outstanding invoices that we know will never be […]