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Hiring in the Online Marketplace: Talented Freelancers Only

By: Richard Stockton | Published: December 3, 2015

By far, the biggest drain on a hiring manager is eliminating unqualified applicants from the hiring pool. This is especially true in a demanding labor market where hundreds of applicants may put in for a single job. Hiring in the online marketplace, however, doesn’t have to be a struggle. Very often, qualified freelancers will find […]

3 Ways Cloud Technology Can Level Up Your Business

By: Richard Stockton | Published: December 1, 2015

Cloud technology is a new way for people to share work and store information online. As with any radically new way of doing business, it has inspired some concerns about how secure and useful it really is. With more and more companies making the switch to cloud computing, the results have shown tremendous promise for […]

5 Types of Online Development Courses That Increase Productivity for Freelancers

By: Richard Stockton | Published: November 30, 2015

As a freelancer, you’re ultimately responsible for how your business grows. Investing in yourself is, therefore, one of the most effective ways to increase productivity and grow faster in your career. While the specific path you choose for continuing education is up to you, the sort of online courses you should be looking into can […]

Retirement Readiness: Planning for the Future As a Freelancer

By: Richard Stockton | Published: November 25, 2015

Every freelancer knows nothing is guaranteed, and retirement is no different. Unlike workers in traditional jobs, freelance workers are responsible for doing their own retirement planning, which unfortunately includes finding space in the budget for setting aside funds each month for the – hopefully – distant future. All is not lost, however, as many resources exist to help […]

What It's Like to Be an E-Learning Content Writer

By: Richard Stockton | Published: November 23, 2015

Corporate training is a $200 billion industry, and e-learning content writers get a fair chunk of that. Virtually every company, whatever its size, eventually feels the need to invest in a customized training program, and the work of writing the script for that training program usually falls to a freelance content writer. The work is […]

Dispelling the Myths About Virtual Teams

By: Richard Stockton | Published: November 20, 2015

Virtual teams are here to stay with millions of professionals all over the world already reporting to work by sitting down in their home offices and logging into their computers. This is a drastic change in the way the world works, leaving some project managers wondering how things are bound to change. Uppermost in managers’ minds is the worry […]

Charging the Fees You Deserve as a Freelance Writer

By: Richard Stockton | Published: November 19, 2015

One of the first challenges a freelance writer faces, after deciding what font to use and whether or not to put the coffee maker in the home office, is how to set a fair rate for work. Without a supervisor to handle the messy details of billing and with a perhaps inadequate sense of what […]