The Way We Work

“Freelancing in America”: Our Second Annual Study with Freelancers Union

October 1, 2015 by

The appeal of the freelance lifestyle is so powerful that half of freelancers say they wouldn't quit freelancing to take a traditional job—no matter how much it paid. That passion for the freelance lifestyle is just one of the insights from the second annual "Freelancing in America" survey, a study of the U.S. independent workforce sponsored by Upwork, in partnership with Freelancers Union. Read Full Article

Digital Nomads

The Road Less Traveled: Digital Nomad Hotspots in Central and South America

September 11, 2015 by

Many digital nomads base themselves somewhere in Asia, where there’s a good mix of quality living standards and decent working conditions to help you stay productive. But you might be missing out on an amazing experience on the other side of the world in Central or South America. From digital nomad hot spots to travel tips, Felicia Hargarten shares what she's learned during her travels. Read Full Article

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. In the near future, 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