Erin Greenawald is a freelance writer, editor, and content maker; this is how she spent the CARES Act stimulus check during the coronavirus pandemic.
7 creative ideas from experienced freelancers for finding work and clients during the pandemic — that you can put into action starting today
Over the past few weeks, I've swung between feeling very lucky to be a freelance writer and panicking about what my future holds. On the one hand, we can't get laid off and lose all our work in one fell swoop, and are generally accustomed to some ups and downs in our income. On the other hand, we have no promise of continued work from any of our clients (who are also impacted by the pandemic) and aren't usually supported as well by the structures that help the traditionally employed, like unemployment benefits or paid sick leave. Plus, if you've lost work, you've lost work — and that sucks.
There are moments these days when Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 feels like a lifetime ago. Obviously, back when the holiday season was going on, no one had any idea a global pandemic was coming—and that now, mere months later, retailers would be faced with a scenario where running another BFCM-level sale might feel like a necessity.
Janice Robinson-Celeste of Successful Black Parenting Magazine shares her advice for adapting to the online landscape and pivoting your content strategy to give your readers what they need now.
The exact action plan you should follow at work if you think you might have coronavirus — plus the email you should send your boss to break the news
Maybe you've woken up with a fever, or suddenly can't taste the normally-delicious home-chef feast you've cooked up. Maybe you've just been around someone who's come down with coronavirus, so you know you've almost certainly been exposed to the disease. For whatever reason, if you think you have COVID-19, you're probably already stressed enough about your health and the health of your loved ones — the last thing you likely want to be thinking about is work.
Sometimes death is a surprise—but sometimes you know it's coming. Whether because of a terminal illness or someone reaching the natural end of their life, there are cases where doctors can estimate when a person’s final days will occur. Here's how to spend time with someone when you know they're about to pass.
This past year was a big one for women in eCommerce. From Glossier entering the unicorn club with a $1.2 billion valuation to Stitch Fix’s former COO stepping away to launch an AI-powered shopping platform, women are changing the online shopping game and paving the way for so many others to succeed. In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight some of the incredible female-run eCommerce companies using Jilt to power their email marketing.
t the age of seven, Hans Fex’s scientist father brought home some artifacts—a shell and two temple fragments—embedded in epoxy resin to preserve them. Having always loved visiting museums and looking at the artifacts from afar, Fex loved how he could hold these in his hands, keep them close so he could observe them whenever he wanted. As he marveled at this, a seed of an idea was planted in his brain: What if you could do this same thing with a bunch of different artifacts, all in a small epoxy box? Like an entire museum that anyone could hold in their hands and keep in their homes.
I’m going to guess that almost everyone out there has spent at least one afternoon staring at their inbox in a daze or sitting in a seemingly endless meeting, daydreaming about becoming a digital nomad. It sounds ideal: working from inspiring locations, being in charge of your time, skipping the small talk.
When someone close to you passes away in a city or state far from their final resting place, you may be at a loss for what to do. While this does add a slight extra snag, there are many ways to go about transporting remains, some that won’t run you much more than your standard funeral costs.
As they neared the end of their first full year in business, things were looking good for The Feel Good Lab. With the help of co-founder Ryan Gresh’s pharmacist father, they had developed a product that truly stood out from competitors in the multi-billion dollar pain relief market — an all-natural cream that doesn’t simply mask the pain but actually helps improve it over time. Gresh had found two great cofounders — Kyle Fitzpatrick and CJ Forse — to balance out his expertise and help the business soar. They had gotten through the initial regulatory rigamarole, secured a patent, received FDA a
When Donald Graeme Moore started his business selling leather parts for shoes in 1933, he probably didn’t imagine it would become the renowned luxury leather business that it is today. He probably didn’t even have time to imagine the future — he was focused on the here and now, doing whatever it took to stay afloat after being laid off during the Great Depression.
In today’s world, there really shouldn’t be a company where CFOs and HR leadership aren’t working hand in hand. Think about it: At the core, a CFO’s job is about managing resources to help the business grow and succeed. In most of today’s software and service companies, the primary resource is people.
CIOs and HR leadership may seem like an odd couple. After all, IT focuses on the technical infrastructure and HR focuses on the people infrastructure, and never the two shall meet, right? Not so fast.