7 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself Every Day

Each and every one of us has those days when we’re just not feeling it. We’re mentally and physically drained and the last thing we ...

8 Ways to Stay Focused When Working Remotely

Freelance business owners are experts at managing distractions when working remotely. We asked the Upwork Facebook community for their ...

Upwork Newswire: How on Point Are Your Remote Management Skills?

This biweekly column features the latest future of work trends and Upwork’s role within them. Entrepreneur | The Key Management Skill ...

How Entrepreneurship Helps Military Spouses Find Balance

Shari Cruz is a military spouse and freelance learning and development leader, instructional designer. The second Friday of May is ...

3 Key Marketing Plan Ideas For Any Successful New Business

As a new business owner, you have a lot on your proverbial plate. From finding freelance coders to help with your website design to ...

How HVAC BRAIN Successfully Hired A B2B Social Media Pro

For the past five years, Hiroshi Saito, a serial entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, has looked to the Upwork website to find ...

9 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Do Necessary but Less-than-desirable Tasks

You look at your to-do list and a feeling of dread washes over you. Your least favorite task jumps off the page, mocking you, knowing ...

WeWork Hub Helps Link Growing SMBs with Top Talent through Upwork

WeWork recently launched the WeWork Services Store, an integrated hub that will help streamline business services for their U.S.-based ...

Your Two Biggest Productivity Killers and What To Do About Them

When Upwork asked people to share their productivity killers last fall, two hurdles topped the list: Distractions and non-core tasks. ...

Add Personal Notes to Your Upwork Conversations

Tired of chasing your Upwork-related notes across sticky notes, notebooks, or apps? We’re rolling out private notes to Upwork Messages ...

3 Steps to Help Keep Your IT Systems Safe

Whether your priority is to secure your servers, keep your data private, or protect your customers’ information, businesses can feel ...

The “Dirty Details” of Paid Paternity Leave

When four-year-old Jacoby waved a pregnancy test stick in his dad’s face one evening—”Look! A magic wand!”—soon-to-be father of three ...

New for Upwork Proposals: Freelancers Can Add Project Milestones

One of the most common requests from freelancers in the Upwork community: The ability to add milestones as part of the proposal ...

Here’s One Way We Can Impact Gender Equality Immediately: Offer More Parental Leave

For new parents, family leave policies can make an enormous difference. I’ve experienced the impact first-hand with my own family. ...

Upwork Newswire: Looking for Specialized Skills? Consider a Freelancer

This biweekly column features the latest freelancing trends and Upwork’s role within them. Many industries in the U.S. are facing skill ...

Profile and Proposal Tips from the Upwork Facebook Community

The first impression you make with a potential client will occur in one of two touch places: Your profile or your proposal. And because ...

Introducing Upwork Rainmakers — Our New Premium Tier of Freelancers

Upwork Rainmakers bring extraordinary skills and experience to clients, adding to the quality talent already available through Upwork. ...

More Companies Embracing Flexible Teams: Upwork Future Workforce Report [Infographic]

How are U.S. businesses tackling today’s hiring needs? A new report from Upwork finds more and more companies are turning to ...

Inside Upwork: Meet Amy Sept

Moving every few years is common for military families, which creates career challenges for spouses and family members who aren’t in ...

We’re Upgrading Upwork’s Systems on April 8: What You Need to Know

Upwork has grown rapidly over the past few years and our infrastructure has grown with it. However, parts of these legacy systems have ...

Upwork Takes to the Streets in New York and San Francisco

To spread the word about the great work freelancers do, Upwork has taken to the streets of New York and San Francisco with an ad ...

7 Ways to Make Your Workday More Efficient

Working more efficiently not only leads to better business success, it also makes for a more satisfying day. The Upwork Facebook ...

Upwork Newswire: How Can You Leverage The Augmented Workforce?

This biweekly column features the latest freelancing trends and Upwork’s role within them. Deloitte describes their recent Global Human ...

Use Publicity to Get People Talking About Your Business

It can be hard to cut through the noise to promote your business, and it’s just as hard to decide how to focus your efforts. Fresh ...

Craft an Eye-catching Proposal Every Time

You’re confident you can grab attention with your knockout Upwork profile—it tells your target market why they should choose you. The ...

How Upwork’s Premier Author Program Helped One OpenCart Expert Stand Out

When you work in IT it helps to be flexible, something Ukrainian freelance developer Igor Chishkala knows all about: An OpenCart ...

Automation Isn’t the Problem: Why Skills and Geography Can’t Be Ignored

The workforce and the way we work are rapidly evolving, and automation is one factor that gets a lot of attention. But is it the ...

Inside Upwork: Profile and Proposal Tips from Upwork Freelancers

To attract the attention of the best clients, your profile and proposals have to be stellar. Some clients judge freelancers based on ...

Get Noticed by Clients with a Knockout Profile

Mark your calendar for a live Freelancer Success Week Twitter chat with six-figure freelancer Danny Margulies, Thursday, March 16 at ...

Getting Your Remote Customer Support Team off the Ground

Word of mouth carries a lot of weight; a survey by Nielsen found more than 80 percent of Americans look for referrals before making a ...

New Contract Room Streamlines Your Work with Freelancers

Upwork has created a centralized place you can go once you’ve hired and you’re ready to start working: The contract room. The contract ...

Tech to Help Women Thrive: Five Winning Teams from AngelHack’s Lady Problems Global Hackathon Series

In an effort to take a look at what is keeping women from advancing in tech—and better yet, solve those problems—the AngelHack ...

Apps to Help You Work Smarter and Boost Your Productivity

From project planning to calendars to checklists, there is a related productivity app that claims it will help save you time. But with ...

Is Your Business on Instagram Yet?

If you’ve been looking at marketing on Instagram, you aren’t alone; eMarketer estimates more than 70 percent of brands will be using ...

Increasing Protections on Upwork

Our aim is to make Upwork the safest, easiest way to do work online. Your security is enhanced when you communicate and pay or earn ...

Inside Upwork: Meet Julian Yerfino

Feature image: Freelancer Julian Yerfino (left), pictured with Upwork colleagues Lisa-Anne Chung and Anton Andreev during a team ...

Information About the Recent Cloudflare Issue

You may have heard that Cloudflare, an Internet infrastructure company, announced on Thursday that it experienced a vulnerability. ...

A Look at E-commerce Platforms and Payment Solutions

With both digital-born and traditional businesses honing their e-commerce strategies, the National Retail Federation predicts online ...

Using Data Visualization Tools Like Tableau to Guide Your Business

Big data has become a critical ingredient for business intelligence. Once you translate that massive amount of information into ...

The Power of Connection: How Client-Freelancer Relationships Can Grow a Business—and Change a Life

Feature image: Freelancer John Carlou Pecitas meets his client Dara Feldman, marketing director of California-based Trackforce, in ...

Upwork Newswire: How Technology Will Enable Smarter Offices

This biweekly column features the latest freelancing trends and Upwork’s role within them. With apps to control your lights and digital ...

How to be Productive in Your Home Office

Working from home comes with a unique set of challenges. But these challenges can be conquered with some ground rules and a little ...

8 Simple Tips to Get More Done When Working From Anywhere

There are numerous in-depth apps and techniques talked about across the web that promise dramatic changes in productivity. But ...

Mastering App Development with Swift—On Your Own or with a Pro

In 2014, Apple launched Swift—a programming language for iOS and its other operating systems—as a way to make development “easier, more ...

Music For Productivity: What Do You Listen To?

Does music fuel your life and your business? Listening to music can lift your spirit, change your mood, complement how you’re feeling, ...

New for Upwork’s Android App: Review Offers From Clients On the Go

At Upwork, we understand that our mobile apps are critical to enabling work-on-the-go. So our team is starting 2017 off by releasing ...

The 20 Fastest-growing Skills in the Online Job Market

Quick overview: The popularity of products using intelligent, voice-activated assistants—like Apple’s Siri, Amazon Echo, and Google ...

Using Copywriters to Enhance Your Brand

Good writing can inspire an emotional response that enhances engagement with your audience. Finding the right words to move and inspire ...

Keep Your To-do List In Order With These Tips from Upwork Freelancers

There is no “one size fits all” method of organizing goals and to-do lists, but there is one that will work the best for you—you just ...

Upwork Newswire: Three Traits to Look for in Your Next Engineering Hire

This biweekly column features the latest freelancing trends and Upwork’s role within them. Through positions at both tech startups and ...
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