All Things Upwork

How a Social Media Experiment Led a Creative Entrepreneur to Upwork’s Team

September 1, 2015 by

It isn’t every day that a job seeker grabs headlines, but that’s exactly what Nina Mufleh managed to do with nina4airbnb, a social media experiment to attract Airbnb as well as recruiters and hiring managers in the area. In this post, Upwork’s newest freelance growth manager explains why she joined the Upwork team and is excited to use her talents to help others succeed. Read Full Article

All Things Upwork

Job Success Helps Freelancers Stand Out

August 25, 2015 by

The Job Success score has played an important role in helping more of Upwork's best freelancers connect with high quality work. Currently, when a client views your profile, they see your Job Success score alongside your 5-star average feedback. Starting September 8, we'll remove 5-star average feedback entirely, and display only your Job Success score throughout most of the Upwork site. Jeff Chen, VP of Trust & Safety, answers some common questions. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

How Technology Can Save the Labor Market

August 18, 2015 by

You don't need to look far for evidence that the labor market is out of balance with the demand for certain skills outweighing supply. A new report from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) says technology is set to swing the labor market in a new direction. What’s at the root of this transformation? Online talent platforms. Read Full Article

Digital Nomads

A Digital Nomad Adventure Inspires The Transition to Stay-at-Home Dad

July 17, 2015 by

Inspired by his success working as a digital nomad and the flexibility it gave him to spend more time with his son, Chris Appleford decided not to return to any of his previous careers. Instead, he’s sticking with his new career as a home-based, remote contractor and entrepreneur. Here's how he made the shift from digital nomad to stay-at-home dad and his advice for keeping it all in balance. Read Full Article