Motiv: A Productivity App For Freelancers

One of the biggest challenges freelancers face is how there’s no one-stop app for administrative tasks. Many self-employed folks (ourselves included) use separate products for time tracking, invoicing, and making project proposals. But one SaaS service on the market, Motiv, is trying something different:...

Unemployed Freelancer Blues: How Freelancers Can Receive Unemployment Benefits

If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor who’s no longer working with your primary client, you may be unemployed by many people’s standards. The same applies if your freelance career is experiencing a slow period for a number of months. But does this mean...

Independent Contractor Advice From SXSW

There are a ton of 1099 workers out there who are paid as independent contractors. If you’re reading this, in fact, there are pretty good odds you’re paid by 1099. But getting paid by 1099 means that you have to work a bit harder...

The Gig Economy, Marketplaces & Contract Workers

Let’s talk about the “gig economy” for a few minutes. You might have heard that buzzterm lately — Great to host TED talks about! Great to discuss at SXSW! Great to get a funding round for! — but the actual gig economy? Well, it’s a little different. What Is...

35% Of Americans Freelance Or Have Side Hustles

35% Of Americans Freelance Or Have Side Hustles
A new study claims more Americans are working for themselves than we ever expected. According to a survey commissioned by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, 55 million Americans are now participating in the freelance economy--approximately 35% of our country’s workforce. Their study, Freelancing In America...

S-Corporations For Freelancers: Pros And Cons

Freelancing is great, whether you're a sole proprietor or operating a S Corporation or LLC. The flexibility of making your own hours, the freedom of picking and choosing your clients, the joy of paperwork and figuring out your taxes... Yeah, scratch that last part. That part...