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Freelancers Support in Sickness – The Netherlands’ Broodfonds

Falling ill is so problematic for freelancers that most don’t allow it to happen: studies show that the self-employed take three times fewer days off work for illness than traditional employees. Broodfonds, where small groups set up their own mutual fund to support each other through sickness. Being sick means the loss of clients and … Continue reading

Freelancers in US – 53 million or 34% of the population

According to a survey released this week by the Freelancers Union together with freelance platform Elance-oDesk, 53 million Americans, or 34% of the population, qualify as freelancers. Not all of them make their living exclusively as freelancers. The number includes 14.3 million workers who would be called “moonlighters”—people who have a primary, traditional job that … Continue reading

Freelancers / Landing more jobs

New research suggests freelancers who demonstrate work commitment through an incremental career path, by moving between similar—but not identical—types of jobs, are the most likely to be hired. The findings also conclude that competitors who work on only one type of job or on too many disparate types of jobs are disadvantaged when it comes … Continue reading

Freelancing / The Perfect “Second Career”

Sometimes the start of your career can be tough. You’re trying your hardest to move up in your job, and an entry-level income often just doesn’t cut it. To supplement their incomes, many Millennials take on second, part-time jobs as freelancers. Freelancing part-time requires good time management skills. You need to be willing to devote … Continue reading

4 Reasons for Freelancing

Freelancing offers workers experience and flexibility, so it’s no wonder more people are creating their own career paths Continue reading

iTWire – Big increase in Web jobs: report

The chief executive of Australian-based Internet start-up, global outsourcing marketplace,, Matt Barrie, said today the latest findings of the company’s online Fast 50 survey of the jobs market, revealed that in there was a “tremendous rise across the key web technology areas”, with HTML up 193% – to a “whopping 72,571 new jobs.”  Barrie … Continue reading

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