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How to Work from Home & Homeschool Simultaneously (Without Losing Your Mind)

There’s a lot on your plate. Not only do you have to wake up early, attend Zoom meetings, and handle tasks using online project management tools. But you also have to manage your children’s schooling at the same time.  Over 64,000 schools are closed, leaving a whopping 29.5 million public school students being homeschooled. This sudden (and unexpected)...

Introducing Fiverr’s New E-Commerce Management Services

It’s not easy to build and run an online store. From researching the perfect products to finding the right vendors and suppliers, setting up shop is no simple task as it involves a lot of operations. Let’s just say that you have your products, now there’s managing your inventory, providing support for customers, and let’s not forget – dealing with the...

Taking Advantage of Freelance Resources: A Conversation with Emily Leech

Now that COVID-19 has us stuck indoors, I’ve been spending a lot of time on LinkedIn.  Every day, I see posts about people getting laid off from their long-time jobs. In fact, a company whose success that I just wrote about at the start of the year, ClassPass, has had to lay off tons of employees due to the outbreak. Every time I see someone posting...

3 Ways to Organize Virtual Meetings for the Introverts On Your Team

The best teams are made up of all sorts of personalities, traits, and characteristics. And it’s the role of team leaders to learn and use them to the best of their ability.  Unfortunately, many project managers will see the skills a team member brings and nothing else. So they tend to address team meetings and engagements the same for everyone.  ...

Why It’s Good to Invest in Yourself as a Freelancer

For 5 years, I wrote hundreds of articles on just an old Macbook Pro.  I fought with its limited storage on a daily basis. The battery started to die faster and faster after each recharge, and eventually, the keyboard turned into a grease trap. Then when I started writing and making more music at home, I relied on my old Blue Yeti desk mic to record...

How to Master Video Interviews During COVID-19

How to Master Video Interviews During COVID-19 The pandemic might have brought a lot of changes to your schedule and forced you to do business from home. If so, you may be pursuing new business ideas from your house — a process that involves interviewing new leads or chatting with hiring managers via video.  Interviewing over video is, in some ways,...

Moonlighting During the Pandemic: Things to Consider

Large parts of the American workforce have been working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic led employers to close offices.  Without a long daily commute to contend with, many full-time designers, writers, and editors might find themselves with a little bit of extra time on their hands. Some may find they have even more time for productivity without...

6 Ways to Make Up for Lost Freelance Revenue from Covid-19 (by the End of 2020)

Fiverr has spoken with hundreds of freelancers who, in the wake of the coronavirus, suddenly find their freelance business turned on its head. Many of their clients are “on hold” and, as a result, they’re taking a major revenue hit so far this year.  For a group who notoriously battles the feast-famine cycle anyway, taking an unexpected hit in revenue...

4 Big Reasons Covid-19 Has a Bright Side for Freelancers

Although it’s been over a decade, the  economic recession of 2008 really doesn’t feel like that long ago. Then, much like now (only on a much bigger scale today), people lost their jobs, markets took a nosedive, and people became worried about the future. Even though much of the world was in despair (sound familiar?), it didn’t take long for people...

Freelancing While Collecting Unemployment: What You Need to Know

It is no secret that the COVID-19 epidemic has absolutely crushed the U.S. job market, with more than 36 million American workers filing for unemployment benefits over the last several weeks. The unprecedented shock to the economy has affected almost half of U.S. households who have lost employment income or are earning reduced wages.  While the freelance...

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