Measuring the Impact of the Invisible Economy of Independent Work

Small Business Labs

There's a growing view that the way economic statistics are collected and analyzed fails to reflect the economic and jobs impact of independent work - especially independent work created by new economy companies like Airbnb, Etsy and Elance. Elance's  monthly jobs report  aims to supplement the monthly Bureau of Labor statistics employment report which, according to Elance, "does not fully capture independent workers due to outdated reporting standards." 

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire Your Virtual Assistant on Guru.com

Tips From T. Marie

And although I’m sure I’ve lost a few potential clients because of it, part of my introduction packet explains my business policies to remind them that they are collaborating with another business professional, not employing me as part of their own business. Places like Craigslist , Guru.com and Elance. Sites like Guru and Elance are bidding wars, plain and simple. I recently read an article by Ryan Lee called “ The REALITY of Outsourcing and Virtual Assistants ”.

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How to Set Your Copywriting Fees and Earn What You’re Worth

Men With Pens

Another discussion was with an associate who said he saw freelance projects on Elance with bids of $50 for sales letters and $5 for blog posts. Walk new clients through your payment policy. You should make it your firm policy to have your client sign a contract outlining the work you will perform, the date it is due, how much will be paid, your terms for payment, and all other details of the project.

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Six Ways to Get More Juice from Your Freelancer | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

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