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MBO Partners State of Independence in America 2021, one of the finest annual reports about the U.S. freelance economy, has just been released. The number of full-time independents (or freelancers) has jumped to 17M in 2021, the largest increase in a decade.
The full PDF report titled The Great Realization also covers significant trends like creator economy, digital nomads, freelancers’ well-being, confidence, and earnings (independents earning over $100K grew whopping 30%).
Mark McGuinness is a world-known coach for creative professionals, author of several books, and The 21st Century Creative podcast host. The topic of his talk? Forget the career ladder. Start creating assets!
New York City sues L’Officiel Magazine on behalf of two dozen freelancers who did not get paid for their work. This and similar suits have been enabled by a 2017 law called the Freelance Isn’t Free Act championed by the Freelancers Union.
Need a little push today at work? Try Bulletproof coffee, aka butter or keto coffee, a trending drink for supporting brain health and performance.
The original recipe was intended to be a part of a keto diet, but it soon spun a myriad of variants. Our home favorite is coffee made in a French press, mixed with a spoon of quality coconut oil, a cup of milk and a speck of cinnamon in a blender. Cheers! ☕
An entrepreneurial family of elite real-estate brokers specialized in exquisite Parisian properties — that’s all you need to know about the new TV documentary series The Parisian Agency on Netflix (available with subtitles, IMDb 7.2/10).
LinkedIn rolled out its freelance services marketplace globally, TechCrunch reports. Freelancers can now add provided services to their profile, request reviews from their clients, etc.
What freelancers need to know about inflation — according to a Freelancers Union’s blog post.
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There’s a huge hype surrounding so-called NFTs, but what exactly are they? That’s the question — addressed in an explainer article What is an NFT and Why Should Creators Care?
“The simplest way to think about the difference between fungible tokens, like Bitcoin or Ethereum, versus non-fungible tokens like NFTs is: Cryptocurrencies = currency (or money) and NFTs = goods.”