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The current global situation has turned the world on its head. Most governments have started taking measures to protect their citizens and the economy. However, these initiatives are often hard to understand, and in some cases there’s only limited Coronavirus support for freelancers. It is no secret that the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment industries have been hit particularly hard, nor that a significant proportion of the workers in those industries are self-employed. Whatever industry you’re in, this detailed article is intended to help you find what support is out there for you. Please take a moment to share it on social…

We love keeping up with all the latest freelance trends here at HomeWorkingClub. In this article, we report on some data that should provide lots of encouragement to you if you’re a freelancer, as well as plenty of data to pore over if you’re a stats fan! Payoneer recently surveyed over 7,000 freelancers from more than 150 countries, all of which are users of their platform. It paints an interesting picture of a thriving sector of the working population, and provides great insight into the latest freelance trends. We’ve picked out the most interesting to share with you here. The…

Many people arrive at this site looking for ways to make some extra money. It’s well worth checking out the thousands of temporary census jobs being offered across the US. These jobs, which are on offer right now and include census taker positions, involve providing support for the census of 2020. I was kindly alerted to these jobs by a HomeWorkingClub reader (thank you!) This post describes how these census jobs work, what they pay, and how to apply. Census work is completely legitimate, and pays upwards of around US$16 per hour, plus reimbursement for work-related expenses. There are opportunities in all US…

This article introduces UHRS (the Universal Human Relevance System) and provides regular updates on what’s known about the availability of jobs on the platform in different places across the world. The information here was last updated on 7th February 2020. While you’re Here: If you’re looking for ways to earn money online, check these out: Surveys, offers and microtasks from Prizerebel and Swagbucks. Our ENORMOUS list of 50 different online jobs. Our list of companies that take on people to work from home. What is UHRS? UHRS stands for Universal Human Relevance System. It’s a web-based platform for online work, accessed…

There’s a reason to be happy this year if you’re hoping to change your life by working from home. Flexjobs has just released its annual study of the top remote working companies across the world. It has reported considerable “growth in the sheer volume of remote job listings.” More and more companies now allow staff to work remotely. The new Top 100 list includes firms that have long supported remote working, such as Dell and Hilton. There are also newcomers such as World Travel Holdings and Achieve Test Prep. The healthcare and tech sectors lead the field in remote jobs,…

Nowadays it seems that every single day is national something day! Some of these events are truly worthy. For example, I’m writing this on World Mental Health Day, a day commemorating a subject that needs as much exposure as possible.  However, some of these occasions are rather less convincing. With that in mind, allow me to present “National Lost Sock Day” (May 9th) and “National Spicy Guacamole Day” (November 14th). 🙂 National Flex Day National Flex Day, which is on Tuesday, October 15th this year, is one of the events that fits into my “worthy” column. If I wasn’t passionate about remote…

I’ve never been shy about sharing the honest highs and lows of a freelance existence here at HomeWorkingClub. With that in mind, it’s good to be able to share some good news about the state of the freelance industry. Every year, Upwork and The Freelancers Union produce a fascinating “Freelancing in America” study. This year it has generated some very interesting and encouraging statistics. Here are a few of them: 57 Million people (in America alone) have worked as freelancers this year. This equates to around 35% of the working population. Freelancers offering “skilled services” – such as writing, consulting…

I have news of an exciting offer today, which you’ll definitely want to check out if you’re self-employed. FreshBooks, the award-winning cloud accounting company, has launched a flash sale on its product, with savings of up to 70%. You can take a look here. What is FreshBooks? FreshBooks is an accounting and invoicing package aimed at self-employed people. It’s perfect for freelancers. The software is cloud-based and has a great reputation, with an average 4.5 star rating on Capterra after over 3000 reviews. What can FreshBooks do? Help you design slick and professional invoices and send them to your clients. Keep your accounts organised…

Some exciting news here if you’re a freelancer who searches for gigs on Upwork: You may soon find lots more interesting jobs on the platform, and some fresh opportunities from household-name companies. A deal has been announced between Upwork and Workforce Logiq, a workforce management firm that helps large companies find freelance talent across the world. The companies that use Workforce Logiq are reported to have access to $3 Billion in “hiring spend.” This could mean a LOT more jobs on Upwork. It all begins in October 2019. What is Upwork? Ubiquitous amongst freelancers, Upwork is the world’s largest freelance job board.…

LinkedIn is launching some new features that should be of great interest to both freelancers and the people who hire them. The new LinkedIn Open for Business feature allows individual freelancers and small businesses to declare themselves available to hire, and to list the services they offer. Meanwhile, people who are hiring can use a new “Find an Expert” function to ask their network for suitable recommendations. What is LinkedIn Open for Business? LinkedIn Open for Business is a new LinkedIn feature, added in September 2019. It turns LinkedIn into a place where you can actively market your services, and…

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