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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 […]

3 Simple Steps to Answer "How Can I Be More Productive?"

By: Brittany Corners | Published: November 18, 2015

In 1960, Dr. Maxwell Maltz conducted research on forming habits almost by accident. In following up with patients in his plastic surgery practice, he noticed it took about 21 days for each patient to assimilate to a new face or the loss of a limb. Turning his research inward, he noted that it also took himself approximately 21 […]

CrowdSource Announces New Brand: OneSpace

By: Stephanie Leffler | Published: November 17, 2015

Today we’re excited to introduce you to our new brand, OneSpace. Our new look, logo and website publicly reflect the evolution that has been taking place within our walls since the beginning of the year. As we expand to provide a more robust set of solutions, it is important that our brand reflect our vision […]

Machines for Herding Cats: Top Tools for Managing Independent Contractors

By: Richard Stockton | Published: November 17, 2015

Staffing your projects with independent contractors brings endless benefits, but the virtual team environment comes with a single large drawback: Coordination is vastly more difficult than it is in an office. With freelance workers scattered all over the world, this isn’t surprising. What is surprising is the sophistication of the tools available for managing them. […]