2.7 Million Independents Work in the On-Demand Economy

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Online talent marketplaces such as Freelancer.com, Elance - oDesk, and others. According to a new report from MBO Partners -  Independent Workers and the On-Demand Economy  - about 2.7

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The Rise of Micro Multinationals

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  Upwork (formerly known as Elance-oDesk)  is featured in the report and it certainly is focusing on the creation of micro multinationals. A study recently issued by eBay reports that in the last year 190,000 U.S.

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Coworking in India

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India is the second largest player in freelancing after the US, according to Elance, an online service that connects freelancers to projects, with average earnings of about $15 per hour and rising.

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How to Avoid Being Named in a Fancy Hands Type Lawsuit

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Which begs the question, how ethical is it to take advantage of a situation like the one at Fancy Hands, Fiverr, Guru, Elance and other services that so many have turned to for extremely low cost virtual services?

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Contract Jobs Dominated Job Growth Since 2005

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in 2015. million in November 2015. The media is also surprised that most of this growth came from off-line activities instead of online platforms like Uber and Elance.  Fusion's Harvard economist: All net U.S.

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