Posts authored by Lynne Lavelle

Aug 21, 2019

These are the 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers

Upwork just released the newest quarterly index of the 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers.

Jun 12, 2019

How to happily work from home with a new cat

June is national Adopt A Shelter Cat month, so there’s no better time to help an animal in need — and get yourself a mostly nonjudgmental new coworker. If you’…

Jun 05, 2019

Why freelance parents must create their own action plans for parental leave

As reported in the New York Times, freelancers can and should devise strategies to access parental leave. Here's how.

May 24, 2019

When your side hustle is a 39-pound giant tortoise

Meet Henry, aka @thenotortoisebig, a giant sulcata tortoise and social media star.

May 14, 2019

3 editors give us their communication dos and don'ts for freelancers

Getting on an editor's to-go list is as simple as convincing them that you're the freelancer who will make their life easier. Here's how.