Habit number 7 by Stephen Covey is ‘Sharpening the Saw’, which highlights the importance of upgrading the greatest asset you have – YOU. 

Presenting our new weekly feature with an aim to bring the most useful links for freelancers from around the internet. They say educating yourself is really important. However, with the freelancing hustle, it gets difficult to find time to do research and be aware of what’s happening in the freelance economy. 

To take your worries away, we have started with a roundup of recent articles about freelancing. The weekly roundup will include anything that is interesting, fascinating, and crucial related to the freelance economy. It will have content of various kinds including recommended articles, news, blogs, forums, opinions, podcasts, books, courses, and tools to help you learn and grow as a freelancer. 

Read our first exciting edition of the Finds For Freelancers.

The first installment of the Finds For Freelancers series includes articles of a wide range from the growth of freelancing platforms, top in-demand freelancing jobs, acing freelance writing jobs for beginners, to truth and myths about freelancing and more. 

Freelance jobs are on the rise in the wake of a pandemic that has changed the way we work; discover the top in-demand jobs around...

1. Freelance jobs are on the rise in the wake of a pandemic that has changed the way we work; discover the top in-demand jobs around…

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, the global economy was impacted adversely, however, a part of it the freelance economy started to rise beyond expectations. Progressing ahead in the year 2021, the article talks about the most in-demand freelance jobs currently. From copywriting to an SEO expert, read the article to know more. 

Biggest mistakes to avoid when hiring freelancers for your small business (infographic)

2. Biggest mistakes to avoid when hiring freelancers for your small business (infographic)

As the way of work is evolving, businesses, especially small businesses have started to adopt the new normal of hiring more freelancers. This article presents a guide to hiring freelance talent. It talks about why to hire freelancers, tasks to hire freelancers for, and more importantly gives tips to hire the best freelancers.

14 Sure fire ways to get freelance writing jobs for beginners

3. 14 Sure fire ways to get freelance writing jobs for beginners

Are you planning to start your career as a freelance writer and make it your primary source of income? This article illustrates the 14 most effective ways to land a freelance writing job for beginners. From building an effective portfolio to guest posting to cold pitches, they talk about this and more. Read more about it here

The truth about freelancing and 5 common myths that are wrong

4. The truth about freelancing and 5 common myths that are wrong

On his 5th anniversary as a freelancer, the writer debunks 5 major myths surrounding freelancers and presents the truth of the freelancing life. Giving anecdotes from his experience as a freelancer, the writer talks about the lonely life, lack of holiday, constant exploitation. Etc.

Read the writer’s experience here.

Freelance Platforms Market to Set Phenomenal Growth from 2021 to 2026

5. Freelance Platforms Market to Set Phenomenal Growth from 2021 to 2026

With the growth of the global freelancing economy, the market of the freelance platform has witnessed a good recovery too. The article gives an assessment and insights into the freelance platforms’ market size during the forecast period (2021-2026). Read the article to know unique strategies and solutions following and benchmarking key players’ strategies. 

Hoping this compilation of some of the best content helps you become a more effective and enhanced freelancer. 

Tune in next week for more. Happy Weekend!