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Work Is Bullshit: The Argument For "Antiwork" If you're like most employed Americans, you hate your job—or, at best, you're checked out at work. But as much as you might complain about the place where you spend most of your waking hours, there's a good chance you don't ever question the fundamental idea that you should be working. A fascinating essay by U.K. -based writer Brian Dean argues that we need to reframe the idea of work itself—and maybe replace it with "antiwork" instead. He explains: Antiwork is a moral alternative to the obsession with "jobs" that has plagued our society for too long. It’s a project to radically reframe work and leisure. It’s also a cognitive antidote to the pernicious culture of "hard work," which has taken over our minds as well as our precious time. Work can leave us stressed, exhausted, demoralized, and often still poor. But is the idea of the virtuous "hard worker" anachronistic?

Now, as technology makes more and more jobs unnecessary, maybe it's time for a different framing of work. We’re stronger together: Discounts, benefits, and resources for freelancers. The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic) There are 30 million Americans working as freelancers or independent workers. But, there are huge differences within this independent, entrepreneurial cohort. One big divide: the solopreneurs and the side-giggers. 17.9 million "solopreneurs" work more than 15 hours a week independently, according to MBO Partners' annual State of Independence in America report. Meanwhile, side-giggers take independent side jobs, working an average of 11 hours a week. Related: Take Back Your Mornings (Infographic) By 2019, the independent workforce is expected to grow by 40 million. Check out exactly who these side-giggers and solopreneurs are and how they're making money outside of corporate America in the infographic below.

Click to Enlarge+ Related: Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed? L'avenir du travail par Albert Jacquart 1999. Denis Maillard | ParisTech Review. A graduate from Sciences Po (Lyon), University of Paris 1 and Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes, Denis Maillard started his career as a chief editor for Médecins du Monde, before becoming the NGO’s deputy vice president in charge of communication. In Jan. 2002 he joined UNEDIC, one of France’s welfare state institutions, first as a press officer, then as vice president in charge of communication. In 2011 he joined Technologia, a consulting firm specialized in working conditions, hygiene, health, safety and the prevention of occupational risks. Denis has published various articles. He is the author of one book: L'humanitaire, tragédie de la démocratie (Michalon, 2007). Jusqu'à ces dernières décennies, l'entreprise disposait d'une unité de lieu.

Management Up to recent decades, the enterprise was characterized by a unity of place. Digiwork. The New Geography of Jobs: Enrico Moretti: 9780544028050: Books. Travail gratuit: les milieux créatifs contre le travail «collaboratif» non rémunéré. The Freelancer, by Contently. 50 Essential Resources for Online Freelancers & Entrepreneurs. This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti for Bidsketch, proposal software that helps creative professionals get more clients and grow their business.

Ah, the life of self-employment. It is certainly a rewarding one, but remember, it’s a jungle out there. Here at Bidsketch, we feel your pain: the internet offers such a vast ocean of resources that it can be hard to tell which ones are actually worth using. I’d like to believe that this post will alleviate a huge part of that burden. While it took many hours to write, edit, and re-write, it took countless hours of me procrastinating from my work and trying out new tools! Let my many hours of exploration become your “cheat sheet” to the most worthwhile freelance and self-employment related resources on the web.

Not only that, I’ve grouped them all neatly for you, feel free to browse at your leisure and share this resource if you find it useful! How to Avoid Procrastinating {Join me in sharing this on Twitter, click here!} The Grand List 1. 2. 3/4. 5. How to Write a Killer Freelance Resume. As a freelancer, you are (or should) be constantly looking for new gigs. Your resume, the classic workhorse of the job search, is still the way that many freelancers do that. Let’s talk about how to bring the resume into the modern era, combine your pitch with your resume, and land gigs you’re not *quite* qualified for. The Resume and Beyond A resume is never going to fully represent who you are.

This is especially true for freelancers. 1. There are many resume options, but no matter how creative you are, most clients will prefer “traditional” formats with creative content rather than a creative/non-traditional/innovative format. Option 1: Organize by chronology Your freelance experience appears as one item in your chronology. Option 2: Organize by skill/function and then chronology This means you’ll first give a list of 4-10 your skills and projects/titles by that skill. Brand strategy This is good for freelancers because project and skill are often more relevant than timeline. 2. Do: Don’ts: How to start freelancing (without quitting your day job)

Want to make some side income? Perhaps you have a passion that you want to turn into a business, but you’re not quite sure if it’ll be successful full-time...and you can’t afford to go 3 or 4 months without a steady source of income. Many prospective small business owners start their new endeavor on the side while maintaining their day job or part-time job. It’s a safe (though not necessarily easy) way to ensure that you have enough work to support yourself before you become a full-time entrepreneur. How do you get started freelancing?

1. You do not need to start an LLC or corporation in order to start freelancing and get paid in most states. It protects your personal assets if you get sued It protects your personal assets if you default on loans It allows you to set up a business bank account, which makes invoicing, keeping track of deductible expenses, and taxes simpler We review the major types of entities freelancers can set up here. 2. Probably not. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. This is tricky. Airbnb For Freelancers Helps People Find Creative Collaborators. Picture this: you’re heading home on the subway after a long day at work, and suddenly a great idea pops into your head. Thoughts about this never-been-done-before platform flood through your mind and you can feel your synapses firing like crazy. As you frantically jot down the idea in iNotes, it dawns on you that if you spin this correctly, you could just very well be the next Elon Musk or David Karp.

Looking at the big picture, it also dawns on you that you certainly do not have any graphic design skills or the wherewithal to build the code for this earth-shattering app. One of the biggest roadblocks to starting a new project or completing one in flux is having a comprehensive set of skills to get the work done. Luckily, freelancers have begun to disrupt the traditional work model and have the flexibility to provide valuable expertise when needed. Avbl is aiming to change all of that. “We’re like a personal assistant that helps creatives of all sorts connect,” says Hooks.

The sharing economy must share the risks. We have 20th-century benefits and insurance that do not fit the 21st-century worker ©Ingram Pinn his has been the year of Uber. “Everyone is starting to worry about being Ubered,” Maurice Lévy, chief executive of advertising group Publicis, told the Financial Times this week. The sharing economy in which online platforms co-ordinate hundreds of thousands of freelancers to drive cabs, rent rooms (Airbnb), clean laundry (Washio) and perform other services has arrived.

As companies recognise the threat, governments and regulators are struggling to adjust and consumers are unsure whether to trust the new type of business. The greatest uncertainty, however, faces workers. Instead of working nine-to-five on long-term contracts, with benefits such as training, pensions and healthcare, they employ themselves. Many enjoy the challenge but few are secure. Some of this falls to governments and some to new kinds of mutual organisation, like 19th-century co-operatives. The trend is similar in the UK.