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If you’re considering making the transition from traditional employment to independent work as the next step in your career, you’re not alone. Many Gen X professionals have made the leap to solo work—representing 27% of the total independent workforce. Often characterized as the self-reliant generation, it is no surprise that so many choose to pursue independent…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. National Public Radio explores the rise of the contract workforce. A quick explanation of the difference between gross income and net…

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There are many benefits to starting a consulting business—flexible hours, unlimited earning potential, the freedom to choose your own clients and projects—and these benefits have made this career choice increasingly popular. In fact, our 2019 State of Independence in America study found that the independent workforce currently stands at 41.1 million people. However, not everyone…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Entrepreneur explores why startups should think about outsourcing work to freelancers. Follow these four tips to determine how much money you…

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The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds…

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There are a myriad of words, phrases, and terms used to describe independent workers. Are you a freelancer, self-employed, independent consultant, independent contractor, side-gigger, on-demand worker, solopreneur, or some combination thereof? To both the outside world and the independent worker, these terms can be quite confusing. Many have conflicting definitions, particularly when it comes to…

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Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Find out if you’re ready to make the leap to independent consulting. What the self-employed need to know about the new…

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The decision to pursue an independent career can be both exciting and scary. The rewards of being your own boss, working flexible hours, and the ability to pursue what you’re passionate about are great, but as an independent, you also assume the challenges, risks, and infrastructure of running a business. In his webinar, Going Independent: Are You…

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