Freelancing websites (also known as freelancing “platforms”) are one of the most talked-about and controversial topics in the world of freelancing. When the subject of freelancing platforms comes up, some people are ardently against them—suggesting that people would be foolish for signing up. But do people really hate them? If so, why the hate? And … More Why Do People Hate Freelancing Platforms?
If only I had a pound for every time I got asked this question! It seems to be the hottest question in the freelance world, and with more and more freelancers entering the marketplace, it’s no surprise. When you’re starting out as a freelancer, there’s so many platforms to choose from—you don’t want to pick … More What’s the Best Freelance Platform for Beginners?
At my freelancing meetup group, this question pops up every time. In fact, the subject of freelancing platforms is one of the most-talked-about topics in the world of freelancing—whether it’s in person or on Quora. From “which is the best freelancing website?” to “how do I increase my sales on <insert freelancing platform here>?” to … More Should I Try to Find Work through Freelancing Platforms?
In today’s world, the concept of freelancing is so ubiquitous that it’s difficult to recall a time when freelancing as we know it wasn’t a thing. In fact, freelancers have existed for centuries in one form or another. The word “freelance” actually came from medieval times, when armies would hire “a free lance” to fight … More When Did Freelancing Begin?