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If there’s one thing guaranteed to get the jungle drums banging in the world of freelancing, it’s a change to Upwork fees for freelancers. A BIG change to the fees, which will force all Upwork freelancers to pay for “Upwork Connects” in order to bid for jobs, was announced in April 2019. This article explains all of the key Upwork fees for freelancers. It looks at the 2019 changes (which are proving extremely controversial) and discusses how much freelancers have to pay for Upwork Connects. I also potentially add to the controversy by giving my own opinion on Upwork’s fees…

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 forthcoming 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$15 per hour. There are opportunities in all US states, and in…

I can’t quite believe I’m writing HomeWorkingClub’s final post of 2018! However, I’m really excited to share some plans for 2019. They’re all designed to help home workers and freelancers thrive – into next year and beyond. The site has come on leaps and bounds since its inception. I keep seeing pleasing statistics, including rising monthly visitor numbers and positive metrics around how long people stay on the site. In less than two years, HomeWorkingClub has gone from helping hundreds of people each week to helping thousands each day. A definite highlight of 2018 was reading positive responses to the survey we…

Black Friday is here. The annual retail extravaganza so many of us love to hate. If you feel the same way as me about Black Friday, you probably think that joining hectic queues of people to buy unnecessary clutter is not a fun way to spend time. However, it’s fair to say that this IS the time of year when most companies run their best promotions. Thanks to the savings, this is the very best time to invest in yourself, or in a new venture.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve received dozens of secretive emails telling me about the deals coming up.…

A couple of months ago, I asked members of the HomeWorkingClub mailing list to complete a survey. I was keen to gather some feedback on the website, and to seek opinions on future plans. If you were one of the many who completed the survey, then I’d like to express a huge “thank you.” This kind of feedback gives me the best possible data to take HomeWorkingClub forward. It also means I can continue to produce the kind of content that readers actually want. That way everybody wins! Ploughing through the survey results was one of the main objectives for my “working…

I’m feeling rather “down with the kids” this week, after finally getting around to establishing a presence on Instagram! As I discussed in a post last week, the vision behind HomeWorkingClub is as much about living  a “freelance lifestyle” as it is about making money. In some cases, there’s even a trade-off between money and freedom, and a point where people have to decide whether to work to live or live to work. Before moving back to the UK in 2015, I spent several years living in Portugal (whilst there I quite literally wrote the book on it – you’ll…

Have you ever wondered whether there are any Apple work from home opportunities? I’m pleased to tell you there are! Apple work from home jobs have been reported on across the web this week, in publications including Entrepreneur. These home-based jobs with Apple are Apple “At Home Advisor” roles, and there are also some supervisory and area manager positions. Based on the reports that have sprung up online, Apple are recruiting for these in the US at present. However, reading about these Apple work from home opportunities triggered me to do a bit of wider research, and it appears that…

At the time of writing, the value of 1 Bitcoin has reached $19,000. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in the final months of 2017 is billed by many to crash imminently – a poll by Wall Street Journal recently showed 51 of 53 economists think that Bitcoin is in a bubble. Meanwhile, there are a select few who insist that it’s on a trajectory to potentially reach a value of $1million within 20 years. Besides speculation surrounding the fate of Bitcoin, we’ve researched the facts about what is certain to happen in the immediate future of cryptocurrency. These facts solidify what is…

There’s been some encouraging news about freelance earnings this week. According to an analysis conducted by the University of Westminster Business School, freelance earnings have seen strong growth over the past five years. Meanwhile, average hourly rates have remained relatively stagnant for employed staff – not rising enough to provide a meaningful increase once rising living costs are taken into account. Looking at the figures, which were calculated using data from the PeoplePerHour job board, freelancers typically earn an average hourly rate of GB£20.73 (around US$27). This is 36% more than the average rate for an employed staff member in the…

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