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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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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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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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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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. Want more information? Download…

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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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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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The source of this data, MBO Partners, provides back-office services for independent workers, which for the purposes of its survey are defined as those “who turn to consulting, freelancing, contract work, temporary assignments or on-call work regularly each week.”

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