Major survey of 96 theatres highlights freelance workforce ‘in crisis’

The survey of organisations including the National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres and Shakespeare’s Globe has highlighted the importance of the freelance workforce, warning that it remains in crisis without substantial government support during the pandemic To continue reading this article you must be logged in Register or login to unlock 3 free articles every […]

VAM Summit: State of freelancers in the VFX service sector

The virtual VFX and More (VAM) Summit organised by Animation Xpress India, witnessed an insightful panel The VFX Service Engine: The Mainstay where the speakers have discussed the Indian VFX service sector, challenges, trends, and expectation, and so on. The speakers of the panel were PhantomFX founder, CEO & VFX supervisor Bejoy Arputharaj, Rotomaker founder […]

Offspring Is Seeking Diverse Freelance Writers

Photo: BrAt82 (Shutterstock) While it’s still somewhat of a fresh and new year, I want to put out a request to the freelance writers within our readership (and beyond): Send me your pitches! In particular, given that I am still a straight, cisgender, middle-class white woman—same as I was last year—I’m interested in expanding the […]

Court rules Charlottesville’s tax on freelance authors is unconstitutional

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A judge in Virginia’s 16th Judicial Circuit declared that it is unconstitutional for Charlottesville’s business license tax to be applied to freelance authors, a victory for an area novelist and the litigators that represented him. Source link

Upwork Launches Project Catalog – Small Business Trends

Upwork has announced the launch of its Project Catalog, a curated collection of predefined projects that customers can browse and buy at a fixed price in just a few clicks. The release is part of an ongoing expansion of Upwork and is expected to help businesses and freelancers to work together instantly on the Upwork marketplace. […]

Interview with Xenios Thrasyvoulou, Founder & CEO at Freelance Marketplace: PeoplePerHour

Our mission at PeoplePerHour is to empower entrepreneurs to turn their bright ideas into reality, helping launch and grow their businesses from the ground up. Since 2007, we have paid out in excess of £150m to freelancers around the world. We are now the UK’s leading freelance marketplace and have over 4m users across 150+ […]

Serbian Freelancers Protest Retroactive Taxes

Hundreds of freelancers and online workers marched through central Belgrade on January 16 to protest a recent law that requires them to pay income taxes for the last five years. The Serbian Tax Administration sent out thousands of tax bills in October 2020. Organized by an informal group known as the Association Of Internet Workers […]

Take Your Freelance Business to the Next Level With 10 Essential Tools

Even though the perks of operating a freelance business are many, the downsides can be discouraging. Ergo, the reason we bring you these essential tools to help you manage your freelance business successfully. From effective time management to presenting your ideas to potential clients, here are the essential tools you should explore today. Project Management […]

Freelance Fitness Instructors’ New Best Friend: Meet OnPodio

getty According to the BLS, the global fitness industry was worth $87 billion dollars (USD) in 2019. There were about 373,000 fitness trainers and aerobic instructors in the US. Fitness clubs and centers were busy and actively growing. There were, according to Statistica, 174 million fitness club members around the world.  But that was then. The impact of the […]

Nigerian freelance startup, TERAWORK is providing growth opportunities for African offline professionals – Techpoint Africa

The coronavirus has given Africa’s growing gig economy a boost with outsourcing and remote work embraced more because of the need for social distance. In the past few years, Africans have begun taking advantage of several remote work platforms modelled after popular ones like Fiverr and Upwork. As established in this article, many of these […]

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