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Your Dose of the Future of Work

Do you really need 3,600 video photographers?

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Jun 2, 2016 8:41:57 AM

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.

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Topics: How-To

Freelance Management Is A $3bn Opportunity For Advertising Agencies

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Feb 3, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Development, How-To, Remote Work

Forget About Using Spreadsheets For Keeping Track Of Your Freelancers

Posted by Kristi Hines on Jan 20, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Are you still using spreadsheets to manage specific aspects of your business? If so, then it's time to stop. While spreadsheets are great for individuals looking to manage small tasks, business owners and managers need to have better control of their projects. In this post, we'll look at the things you can't do well with a spreadsheet in terms of managing your freelance workforce.

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Topics: How-To

5 Reasons You Need To Build Your Freelance Workforce Now

Posted by Kristi Hines on Jan 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Are you thinking about ways to improve your business's marketing strategy in 2016? If so, then you need to start building a freelance workforce now. In this post, we'll give you five reasons you need freelancers as you move into the new year.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, How-To

4 Ways Your Business Can Save Time With A Freelance Workforce

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Jan 6, 2016 9:26:00 AM

Are you in need of help in a specific aspect of your company, but unsure of whether you should hire an employee or a freelancer? For long term needs, such as a salesperson for your products and services or a receptionist for your front desk, employees are the obvious answer. But what about short term needs, like one-off or contract projects? In those cases, you might be analyzing the pros and cons of a freelancer versus a contract or temporary employee. In this post, I'm going to show you four ways your business can save time with a freelance workforce over employees.

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Topics: How-To

How To Manage Freelance Teams

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Dec 2, 2015 11:14:00 AM

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.

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Topics: How-To

Building Freelance Teams in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Nov 25, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Using teams of freelancers on agency project work has many advantages. You’ll keep your cost base low, minimise the risk of overspends, and have access to the best talent on the market.

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Topics: Content, How-To, Productivity Hacks

Why You Should Buy Your Design from Barcelona

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Nov 4, 2015 9:23:31 AM

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.

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Topics: How-To, Productivity Hacks, Design Thinking

5 Tips to Properly Track Freelance Spend

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Oct 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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 than ever before. Estimates put the proportion of freelance workers in the UK at 15%, and over 30% in the USA, and more and more agencies are adapting how they work to take advantage of this new economy.

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Topics: How-To, Productivity Hacks, Remote Work

Five Ways a Freelance Workforce Can Give Your Agency a Competitive Edge

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Oct 21, 2015 12:00:55 PM

Agencies are always looking for ways to outflank the competition and deliver more value for their clients. Being able to react quickly to changing client needs, and deliver the best possible result at a good price are vital to staying competitive - and there’s a simple way to achieve all that at once.

Wherever you look in the world freelancing is booming. Figures recently released by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed that the number of freelancers and contractors has increased by 73% over the last 15 years, and one in six workers in the UK is now self-employed. By contrast small businesses grew by 21%, medium employer numbers increased by 18%, and large employers actually shrunk by 3%.

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Topics: How-To, Productivity Hacks