All You Will Need To Know About the Sharing Economy

All You Will Need To Know About the Sharing Economy

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The Sharing Economy is a relatively new term in our vernacular.  So just what is it and how big is it and how does it affect you? This article is going to explore all that in this Definitive Guide.   Hello World!  Hello Sharing Economy!  Welcome to their brave new world where everything is turned upside down and inside out!  The world is changing with technology facilitating this change and it feels like it's every increasing. It is indeed a relatively new term.  It goes very well in line with the outsourcing movement, freelancing movement, digital nomadic lifestyle, lifestyle businesses for people to learn how to make money online.   When It All Began If you look at Google Trends, the term wasn't even part of our language into as recent…
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Are you an Independent Contractor?  Find Out Here

Are you an Independent Contractor? Find Out Here

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Are you an Independent Contractor (or Employee)? With the gig economy, sharing economy and freelancers seemingly being the largest demographic of work in the United States and around the world, there has been a lot new services that blur the lines between how a person is considered an Employee or as an Independent Contractor.  How are you classified and how this affects your income tax and your ability to obtain employee benefits? With new online services being created everyday and increasingly become more widespread, local, state and national governments in the U.S. and abroad have had to address how they deal with these new sharing companies deal with their people they hire to help them succeed. The prime example of this is Uber.  Uber has had to deal with regulatory agencies…
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What is Freelance Work as Told Through Game of Thrones

What is Freelance Work as Told Through Game of Thrones

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What is Freelance Work as Told Through Game of Thrones It might sound silly that we need to ask the question: "What is Freelance Work" or that freelancing needs a definition, but evolved so much in the last few years that it does deserve having a discussion.  What is freelance work really and how does it impact the working world in general? A freelancer was probably popularized in the medieval times.  By probably, we mean really.  "Freelancers" would be those knights or "lancers" who was free for hire.  Typically knights would be hired for a specific duke or lord or king or sorts, but freelancers go to be swords for hire. Let's explore the etymology of "freelancer".  So naturally I type this into Google's search bar and this is what I…
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