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9 05, 2017

Freelance Management Is A $3bn Opportunity For Advertising Agencies

By | 2017-05-09T12:32:03+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Development, How-To, Remote Work|0 Comments

Following the great feedback I received from my last two posts on the changing face of the advertising agency industry, namely Advertising Agency BRIC Expansion Without The Fixed Costs and Advertising Agencies Hiring 1,000,000 Freelancers. Are You Onboard?, I now want to share some some insights into the scale of the changes we're witnessing right now. Many small, [...]

9 05, 2017

How NOT To Manage Your (OnDemand) Freelancers

By | 2017-05-09T08:23:47+00:00 May 9th, 2017|How-To, Productivity Hacks, Remote Work|0 Comments

Unfortunately, hiring a talented handpicked freelancer doesn’t mean your needs will automatically be met. There are certain actions you need to take (or avoid) in order to ensure a productive working relationship. As with your full-time employees, you need to manage your freelancers, and you need to manage them effectively. Managing handpicked freelancers can be [...]

9 05, 2017

How To Manage Freelance Teams

By | 2017-05-09T08:01:31+00:00 May 9th, 2017|How-To|0 Comments

Looking after a team of employees is something every manager should excel at, but the world of work is changing and managers need to learn how to deal with teams of freelancers if they want to survive in the gig economy. Making the transition from an employee-driven workforce to one powered by freelancers is a [...]

9 05, 2017

Why You Should Buy Your Design from Barcelona

By | 2017-05-09T13:10:53+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Design Thinking, How-To, Productivity Hacks|0 Comments

Remote freelancing, online outsourcing and connected societies are changing the way the world does business. Where traditionally outsourcing creative work would have involved tracking down, meeting and engaging a suitable freelancer or design agency in your locale, using modern work platforms could see you outsourcing work anywhere from Birmingham to Bangkok. All agencies want to [...]

9 05, 2017

Tips From The Pros: Writing Amazing Project Briefs

By | 2017-05-09T06:11:10+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, How-To, Productivity Hacks|0 Comments

Every great creative project starts with a well thought out brief. It’s your cornerstone; your bedrock and most importantly if you work with handpicked freelancers, your way of expressing expectations, goals and defining “success” for your project. Although project briefs can adapt to accommodate creative changes, it’s vital to get as much set in stone [...]

9 05, 2017

Why You Need A Freelance Management System

By | 2017-05-09T05:53:03+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Development, How-To, Productivity Hacks|0 Comments

When we talk about why it’s advantageous for agencies to work with freelancers, we default to cost and internal bandwidth issues as the primary reasons. A larger freelance workforce means greater flexibility for management and that means money and time saved on the agency side. But those aren’t the only reason why you should always [...]

9 05, 2017

Do you really need 3,600 video photographers?

By | 2017-05-09T04:27:13+00:00 May 9th, 2017|How-To|0 Comments

The simple answer is yes, but not at the same time. Modern freelancer networks like Coworks give you both reach and critical mass. How you use them however, very much depends on the nature of your business. Video is influencing all aspects of marketing and communication. Any communication should be local if you want to maximize impact. Having [...]

6 05, 2017

Are You Looking In The Right Places For Your Freelance Talent?

By | 2017-05-06T11:24:28+00:00 May 6th, 2017|agency, How-To|0 Comments

More and more people around the world are choosing freelance careers. Estimates put the percentage of freelance workers in the US at around a third of the working-age population. In Europe, countries like the Netherlands have seen a doubling of the self-employed population in the last decade alone. Finding the right talent is the most important part of [...]

6 05, 2017

5 Tips to Properly Track Freelance Spend

By | 2017-05-06T11:05:03+00:00 May 6th, 2017|How-To, Productivity Hacks, Remote Work|0 Comments

As more agencies increase their freelance workforce knowing how to track freelance spend has become more difficult than ever. Different day rates and working patterns make freelance spending more unpredictable than salaries, and in the rush to finish a big project that spending can spiral out of control. There are now more freelancers on the market [...]