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

Online Work Tips & Best Practices

How to Set and Raise Your First Rate on Upwork

June 3, 2015 by

What are your skills, experience, and time worth? How much are clients willing to pay? These are possibly the toughest questions for new freelancers to answer, but they shouldn’t hold you back from setting your initial rate. While there is no one formula to figure out the perfect hourly rate, there are universal factors to consider that can help you get close to the mark. Check out this advice from the Upwork community. Read Full Article

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How to Write the Perfect Email Introduction

February 26, 2015 by

Most freelancers experience a few hiccups during the process of turning a prospect into a paying customer. When you compose the email that will introduce yourself and/or your services to someone, there’s actually a general “template” you can follow to help make a strong connection with your potential client and pave the way for a good working relationship with them. Read Full Article