Challenges in growing an agency

Once upon a time, marketing agencies were profitable businesses.  They were tough to get into and get the first few accounts, but  competition was reasonable and the business model provided  sufficient profit margins.  Today, that is no longer the case. It is very easy to get into the  business, but it’s very hard to grow … Read more

Guide to the gig economy

The gig economy is the rising labor market that hires temporary, contracted workers instead of traditional employees. Companies are outsourcing tasks to already-trained, nonbenefited workers, and workers have a chance to work for multiple companies in temporary positions and quick gigs or to fulfill ongoing work. There are a lot of mixed feelings about the … Read more

8 tips for how to start a freelance translator business

Do you want to have a better work/life balance? If yes, it’s time to leave your office job and start a freelance translator business. Today, you don’t need to work for a traditional employer to build a successful career. If you have the necessary skills and motivation, you can achieve everything you want in your … Read more

Freelance Is My Hobby: 10 Perks of Having a Part-Time Job over a Full-Time One

The rise of freelancing career has had a positive impact on the lifestyle of many. To those who felt caught in the office cubicles with 9 to 5 jobs, the concept of freelancing was fresh and provided excellent prospects.  Not just with employees, freelancing has inspired the student community as well. More and more learners … Read more

Freelance Statistics: The Freelance Economy in Numbers

Freelance statistics are a great way to show you how you’re not alone in wanting to go freelance, how others are finding the freelance environment and how freelancers contribute to the overall economy. Following this post and discussion on definition of freelancing, we’ve pulled together more freelance stats from the US, UK, Europe, Japan and further … Read more

Freelance Definition: How the meaning of freelancing is changing

There are many different variations on how freelancers are working and defining their work today. But traditional definitions of freelancing are becoming outdated as what being a freelancer means becomes more complicated and nuanced. Let’s look at the definition of a freelance and how the meaning of the word "freelance" is changing. What is the definition of freelancer? … Read more

Top tech firms: are their employees happy? #infographic

Tech firms are often thought of as inherently cool places to work, not least thanks to their (often rather overblown!) reputations for constructing airy, gadget-filled employee spaces that more closely resemble giant hangout zones than traditional cubicle-based office floors. Admittedly, a few headline-grabbing features at one or two of the more infamously wacky workplaces do … Read more

Becoming a Freelance Resume Writer: A Guide for Beginners

Every person who is looking for a job understands the importance of writing a good resume. A good resume gets people into a lot of interviews and increases their chances of succeeding in the job market. However, many people will agree that writing a great resume presents one of the most challenging aspects of job … Read more

Freelance job trends

The new year always brings some exciting new developments in the freelance job market with it. Sometimes it’s tax cuts, news about internships, other times tax increases. New tech impacts the business world, and perhaps new freelance job opportunities have arisen?  Whatever the case, freelance job seekers have to try and stay in the know … Read more

Freelancers consistently overwork and undercharge

Being a freelancer is great. We know that. You know that. But sometimes it’s worth digging a little deeper, worth finding out what makes you – and your fellow freelancers – tick. For that reason, Dinghy recently embarked upon the inaugural ‘Freelancing in 2020: State of the Industry’ survey. After all, what better time is … Read more