All Things Upwork

Top Picks for Clients in 2015: Understanding and Finding the Right Freelance Talent

January 28, 2016 by

Among 2015’s most popular posts from the Hiring Headquarters, you'll find resources to help unlock the benefits of tapping into the global freelance talent pool. These posts offer a better understanding of how to work with freelancers and demystify some of the more technical roles—like server-side scripting or mobile app development—you might be looking for. Read Full Article

Startup Resources

6 Steps to Clarify Your Business Goals

January 14, 2016 by

Are you where you want to be with your business? It's easy to get caught up working IN your business, and push working ON your business to the back burner. This could be the year to turn things around! Here are six simple steps you can take to clarify your goals for your freelance business and the steps necessary to get there. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

2016 Work Predictions: What’s Hot and What’s Not

December 16, 2015 by

As businesses plan to outmaneuver competition in 2016, what should they know? Upwork has the privilege of witnessing trends in the freelance market before they hit the labor market. Rich Pearson, senior vice president of marketing and categories, shares five trends we predict are on the way up (or out) that you should consider in order to remain competitive next year. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

The Internet As An Equalizer: Freelancing in “The Best Time to Be Deaf”

December 10, 2015 by

When she was 13 years old, Joanna Paula Cailas had a collision with a bee, but the bee didn't fall to the pavement, it crashed in her ear. The result was the loss of her hearing, a change that has given her challenges—but freelancing isn't one of them. In this guest post, she shares how she started her freelancing business and offers her tips for success. Read Full Article

Digital Nomads

How One Digital Nomad Took Control of Her Time

December 1, 2015 by

Nalisha Patel and her husband, Janak, have been digital nomads since August 2011. "Before then we had been living our own 'photocopy life,'" she said. "You know the type: Each day seems to resemble the last!" Running a business while traveling, she understand first-hand the challenge of self-management—especially managing your time and focus. Here's what she does to keep her mind on the task at hand. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

MOOCs: The Future of Higher Education is Flexible, Free, and Mobile Friendly

November 3, 2015 by

However you choose to navigate life as a working adult, one thing is clear: This isn’t the job market of your parents’ generation—and that includes your education. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) bring higher learning to the masses regardless of location or income, adjusted to fit your needs. Dr. Kristin Palmer, Director of Online Learning Programs for the University of Virginia (UVa), explains how MOOCs are changing education, admissions, and the way we learn essential new skills. Read Full Article