News and updates

We monitor countless quality sources on freelancing and choose only the best content to save your time.

Subscribe to our monthly Freeletter with a curated selection of world-class freelance news and subscribers-only content + get our free PDF guide How to become an international freelancer right now as a new subscriber:

Your privacy matters: We won’t share your email address with anyone else and you can cancel your subscription anytime. Also, we do not store anyone’s IP address nor do we track who opens and reads our newsletter.


May 19, 2021


Sweden gives all employees time off to be entrepreneurs, as the World Economic Forum article explains: “For the last 20 or so years, workers in Sweden have enjoyed an unusual perk — a statutory right to take six months off and start their own business.” 🚀

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 18, 2021


Would you like to know how other freelancers around the world run their business and what troubles them most? Then join the 1,000+ freelancers participating in the first global study on freelancing organized at the University of Toronto. The form is open until June 15th, taking only about 15 minutes to complete.

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 14, 2021


“Is SEO a good career path?” asks SEO consultant Jan Onesork in his article, giving 3 solid answers why he thinks so, 14 years after he started. Asking such questions in retrospect and having at least some working career strategy is vital for long-term freelance success. You can also think of it as of potential mental exercise: What makes your profession a good career choice?

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 13, 2021


With fintech banks like Revolut, European banking has been making leaps into the future. Another example is the German Nuri (formerly Bitwala) bank account, available to all residents of the European Economic Area.

Powered by the Bank-as-a-Service Solarisbank platform, Nuri offers a free all-in-one bank account, crypto wallets and trading service, useful to many freelancers. You can register via this link to get a €15 bonus.

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 12, 2021


You can’t just take your followers and leave Facebook, don’t you? A similar issue now emerges with so-called subscription platforms. That is why Open Subscription Platforms project divides them in two categories, based on their business model:

  1. 👍 Open platforms give creators full ownership of payments and customer data: Substack, Revue, Ghost, Podia, WooCommerce, Memberful, etc.
  2. 👎 Closed platforms keep creators locked in: Medium, Patreon, Twitch, Convertkit, Gumroad

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 10, 2021


“Social-media platforms used to get most of their content for free. That dynamic is changing,” writes The Economist in a visionary article The new rules of the “creator economy” about sweeping changes that will benefit many freelancers. The ways for monetizing original content online — like Substack or Buy me a coffee — have multiplied in recent years, but it is probably only a glimpse of a boom to come. (Enter your email to pass Economist’s paywall.)

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 9, 2021


May 9 marks the 1st anniversary since launching — as well as Europe Day, celebrating peace and unity in Europe 🎉 We now have:

Thanks for the wonderful first year! 💙

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 7, 2021


There has been a huge surge of new forms of work across European countries, many of them related to freelancing. Eurofund’s article titled New forms of employment in Europe – How new is new? outlines nine most common ones: ICT-based mobile work, platform work, collaborative employment, casual work, job sharing, interim management, employee sharing, portfolio work, and voucher-based work.

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 5, 2021


HarperCollins, a world-leading book publisher, has purchased The Freelance Way publication rights for all seven countries on the Indian subcontinent — home to 1.7 billion people, many of them freelancers ✌️

The European book, written by Robert Vlach, presents the best business practices, tools and strategies for freelancers. The HarperCollins’ edition shall be available across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink

May 4, 2021


Few freelancers trust online marketplaces to bid for clients against other freelancers. But it is quite the opposite with support platforms that provide freelancers with benefits and networking opportunities. Good examples, including, are mentioned in a new Forbes article Where To Get Help Building Your Freelance Career by Jon Younger.

Share or discuss: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Permalink