The Way We Work

Baby Boomers Increasingly Choose to Freelance

Thousands of boomers are using their skills and expertise to become their own boss, freelancing through online talent marketplaces. In fact, according to the second annual “Freelancing in America” study sponsored by Upwork and Freelancers Union, those 65+ are most likely to start freelancing by choice and now account for about 30 percent of U.S. freelancers. Meet three mature professionals who are pursuing a different way of work. Read Full Article

All Things Upwork

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

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

Working Remotely

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

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