Archive for June 2016

Want To Build A Six-Figure Freelance Business? Now Is Your Moment

The number of six-figure freelancers is rising dramatically, according to a new report by MBO Partners, a provider of back-office support to independent workers in Herndon, VA. Three million full-time independent workers—or 17.9% of full-time free agents— earned more than $100,000 in 2016, compared to 2 million in 2011—a 50% increase, the report found.

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The Weekly Independent: June 27, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Brexit is…

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Labor Law in the Uber Age

MBO Partners in April proposed a designation called “certified self-employed” workers. The company’s detailed plan calls for the Small Business Administration to oversee the program. It would be limited to workers who charge at least $50 an hour, to protect employers from coercing other workers into the program. Certified self-employed workers would agree to pay…

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The Weekly Independent: June 20, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. CEO Gene…

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Building Effective Client Presentations

This exciting MBO Partners webinar features practical strategies for designing and managing client presentations in ways that are impactful and actionable. Host Panayotis (Pete) Karabetis, Associate Director of Engineering at LMO Advertising in Baltimore, Maryland, walks participants through his most effective  ways to think through meetings and presentations as an independent professional. This MBO Partners webinar…

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How to Create a Talent Ecosystem as Part of Your Direct Sourcing Strategy

Since the dawn of the American enterprise, leadership and executive teams have always been faced with the same pressing question: how do you source your skilled talent? When seeking specialists and subject-matter experts, that talent frequently comes in the form of independent professionals. This pursuit of independent contractors as a component of strategic sourcing initiatives has…

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Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Freelance Career

The introduction of Obamacare makes it possible for freelancers to get quality health insurance (although they may have to pay a hefty sum for it), and more than a quarter of freelancers say that they’re able to earn $75,000 to $100,000 on their own, according to a report released last summer by MBO Partners. Nearly…

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The Weekly Independent: June 13, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. MBO Partners…

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