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The Future of Freelance: 3 Main Trends

We will talk about 3 main future trends in freelance!

International Safer Internet Day: Tips for Freelancers

In this article we will tell about the most important measures for the safety of a freelancer on the Internet and provide practical recommendations.

Soft Skills in Freelance: How to Stand Out from the Competitors

In this article we tell about how to stand out among competitors and build a successful freelancing career!

TOP 8 AI Tools for Freelancers In 2024

Find out about top AI tools that will help to make your work easier, more efficient and to save your time!

Everything about freelance for beginners and how to start on Upwork

In this post, we collected answers to all the questions about freelancing for beginners with a list of useful articles on Upwork at the end!

How To Optimize Your Upwork Profile: Key Steps and Useful Tips

Read today's post about optimizing your Upwork profile. It will be useful for both beginners and experienced freelancers

The Difference Between Remote & Distributed Teams: Pros and Cons

Remote and distributed teams may appear synonymous. But it’s important to understand the difference if you want to choose the right for you!

Upwork Uplook 2023: New Features and Launches This Year

Did you already see Upwork Uplook 2023? Read are the most interesting updates from the last year in our post!

Autumn 2023 Recap: Etcetera Highlights!

Another season flew by, and Etcetera's team gathered traditionally to discuss our results and plans! Read more in the post!

8 Rules How To Write Cover Letter on Upwork

Are you sending out proposal after proposal with very low response rate? Check if you are following these easy tips in Cover Letter on Upwork

7 Challenges in Managing Remote Teams And How To Solve Them

Managing remote teams is complex. Here are the 7 main challenges you may encounter and pro tips from Etcetera PM Elen 11 years of experience.

Health Insurance for Digital Nomads [Comparison of 8 Providers]

We’ve compared health insurance for digital nomads, so you can evaluate costs, features, benefits and choose the right coverage for you!

How to Incorporate AI in Freelance Software Development Workflow

Are you freelance developer? Read these tips from Etcetera Full-Stack Experts on how to save time and improve your results with AI.

Cheap & Free Certifications for 18 Freelance Skills in 2023

We’ve collected relatively cheap and free certifications online to prove your expertise and qualifications and earn more on freelance

Calculating results of lead generation on Upwork + Free Template

What is wrong with standard statistics from Upwork? How to correctly evaluate the results of lead generation? Read the post to find answers!

Upwork report insights “Unveiling the Work Innovator’s Blueprint for Success”

In its recent research report, Upwork identified three core attributes that set apart Work Innovator companies from competitors. Read more!

How to build amazing developer portfolio on Upwork

As a developer you might struggle creating a portfolio for Upwork. So, today we will share best practices and tips on how to do it right!

Upwork Ebooks: 1 more thing you didn’t know you could find on Upwork

We earlier wrote about Upwork recipes, calculators and more. Today we’ll tell you about Upwork Ebooks. Here are our top picks:

Upwork Work Without Limits 2023 Highlights

Last month Upwork hosted its 7th annual Work Without Limits Summit. Read the main highlights from 2023 Summit in our post!

Happy Cossack Day, Ukrainian Freelancers!

On the Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks, Ukrainian freelancers deserve to be congratulated as well, as they have so many similarities!

Freelance & Mental Health Day

For the Mental health day today we found you a platform called Leapers. It supports the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed

Upwork September Updates

While everyone is talking about Beta test of Boosted Profiles, let’s go back a bit to the 2 September updates you might have missed.

Upwork Rules Which You Cannot Violate

6 main rules everyone needs to know to avoid a ban on Upwork and make the most out of the platform. Read now!

State of EdTech 2023 - 2024: Report Insights

For the Education Technology Day today we’d like to share The State of EdTech 2023 report by EdTech Digest. Read the summary!

Everything you need to know about all types of Upwork fees

Did you even wonder what are ALL the existing Upwork fees? Here is the post that answers this question. Read on!

Why We Procrastinate & How to Fight It (No Self-Control Needed)

According to The New York Times, procrastination is about negative feelings. Read to learn Why We Procrastinate & How to Fight Procrastination

High-Paying Jobs To Kickstart Freelance Career in 2023 (part 2)

Looking to explore new career options? Read our 2nd post in the series of high-paying freelance jobs to switch to Freelance Career in 2023.

What are the essential components of a successful design portfolio?

Wondering how to create the perfect portfolio that attracts high-paying clients? Here is how to use STAR method for a brilliant portfolio!

Free Online Courses From 5 Top US Universities

Do you still think that studying at Harvard or Yale is too expensive and not accessible to mere mortals? Learn these free online courses.

High-Paying Jobs To Kickstart Freelance Career in 2023

In 2022, in a world without war, and even ChatGPT, we wrote list of High-Paying Jobs To Kickstart Freelance Career in 2022. Read 2023 update!

How to create financial estimates as a freelancer

Accurate financial estimates are super important for freelance work. Read about two secrets of a correct estimate: WBS and decomposition!

Happy Digital Nomad Day! [useful links + some statistics]

Who is exactly a digital nomad? What do they like, eat and believe in? Here is some interesting 2023 statistics from Nomadlist.com.

Upwork AI Updates from July

General obsession with AI is definitely having its influence on the platform - all new Upwork AI Updates in July seem to be affected.

Why Freelance Community is Important for Etcetera (and how it saved a bird’s life)

The feeling of belonging to a Ukrainian freelance community is one of the greatest benefits of working in Etcetera. Wonder why?

7 Verbal Active Listening Skills For Freelancers

Read 7 verbal active listening skills for freelancers to understand your clients better and prevent misunderstandings and conflicts in future

How many connects does it cost to apply for a job on Upwork

We hoped Upwork came to its senses and canceled 16-connects for a bid. But the story continues. Discover cost to apply for a job on Upwork.

Cut your coding time in half with AI!

Did you know that devs who use copilots spend 50% less time writing code? Read a comparison of the leading copilot options available.

Gen Z: Steering the Future of Workforce

In its latest report Upwork uncovered fresh insights on how Gen Z is shaping the Future of Workforce. Check out numbers & insights in post!

8 Simple Tips How to Improve Productivity With a Calendar

June 20 is World Productivity Day! Here are 8 tips to improve productivity with a the least expensive and most effective productivity tool.

16 Connects For a Job Post Is Too Much. Luckily it was just a bad dream

Did you notice Upwork raised the number of connects for a job post required to send a proposal? Luckily, they canceled the raise

Summary of Payoneer 2023 Global Freelancer Insights Report

Have you seen Payoneer's “Global Freelancer Insights Report” for 2023? We have collected the main insights in this post.

How Ukrainian businesses thrive during war. Report from Payoneer

Payoneer carried out a study with more than 2,300 Ukrainian businesses to understand how they are growing in 2023. Read main insights!

6 ChatGPT Prompts for Designers

Hey designers! Ready to upgrade your creative process with AI? Here are 6 ChatGPT Prompts for Designers to improve your workflow.

Upwork Job Post: the client perspective

Today we will show you how creating a job post flow looks from the client side for you to understand the clients and their needs better

4 things you didn’t know you could find on Upwork.

Are you getting the most of Upwork? Because apparently, we aren’t :D Here are 4 things you didn’t know you could find on Upwork.

Upwork 2022 Impact Report. Main highlights

???? Did you see they released Upwork 2022 Impact Report? We've summarized the essential takeaways for you below.

Improvements to Freelancer Search Experience for Clients

Another update from Upwork that is causing controversy in the freelance community - Improvements to Freelancer Search Experience for Clients

9 FREE Courses for Ukrainians from TOP World Professors

Ukraine Global Faculty is engaging a global faculty to provide students and professionals with FREE Courses for Ukrainians.

Simpler fees on Upwork???

Last month there were 2 changes in fees on Upwork. Are you as disappointed as 1500+ freelancers in the community thread?

March 2023 Updates from Upwork

Check if you missed any of the recent March 2023 Updates from Upwork and share the post with your fellow freelancers from Upwork.

Who are Etcetera clients?

So, we’ve analyzed top 45 Etcetera clients during the last 3 years and can now share with you the domain and stack that we most work with!

Upwork Team Proposals and what we think about them.

Team Proposals update has been running for a month already. Read more details about how they work and why we think they're useless

Upwork Proposal Views Data for Freelancers - Finally! (but not yet)

Upwork Proposal Views is a feature that we’ve been asking from them for SOOO long. Read details and why we are not 100% happy yet.

Etcetera winter 2022-2023 in numbers

To welcome spring the Etcetera team gathered last week for our quarterly all-hands meeting to discuss Etcetera winter 2022-2023 results

Upwork “Freelance Forward 2022” Overview

Here are a few numbers from the Upwork Freelance Forward 2022 report: What does all this mean for freelancers and should we care?

Upwork Recruiter Services for Clients: Why It’s Bad News for Freelancers

Find out more about Upwork Recruiter Services for Clients: What they changed and why it’s not such a good news for freelancers?

Upwork Hourly Dispute Process Update

On February 21, they updated Upwork Hourly Dispute rules, making them a bit more fair for the freelancers. Read details

February updates on Upwork

Did you miss February updates on Upwork? A lot of them are minor updates, but we’ve marked important and interesting ones with a star ;)

Digital learning day: 21 Scholarships for Ukrainian Students in USA - Our top picks

To the digital learning day, we’ve prepared a list of 21 Scholarships for Ukrainian Students in USA with a Full tuition fee.

Upwork Unveils Most In-Demand Skills for Independent Professionals in 2023

If you are a freelancer in Ukraine and thinking of learning a new career, choose one of these Skills for Independent Professionals

How much is Upwork fee for freelancers

How much is Upwork fee for freelancers? Read the article, where we’ve collected ALL the information on the topic.

Happy Freelance Writers Appreciation Week & ChatGPT

Copywriters, meet your new secret weapon - ChatGPT, the AI-powered language model that's revolutionizing the world of copywriting.

January Updates on Upwork

Here are all January Updates on Upwork that were released at the beginning of 2023. See what you might have missed!

How to Learn Your Customer's Needs

Find out why it is necessary to know your client and their needs and how to learn your customer's needs as a freelancer

Free & discounted IT courses for Ukrainians.

We made a list of free and reasonably priced IT courses for Ukrainians to learn online professions and build a new career

Що наші фрілансери думають про Etcetera

31 грудня ми читали побажання команди один одному і переконувались ще раз в тому, які надзвичайні люди працюють в Etcetera.

How to start on Upwork in 2023.

Upwork has grown rather complicated over the years. Here are three paths you can follow to figure out how to start on Upwork in 2023

Clean your desk day. 3 Tips for working from home.

Do you sometimes feel like you are always at work? It’s a big problem for many people nowadays. Here are 3 working tips for working from home

Etcetera 2022 Autumn in Numbers

The year is coming to an end and our team has gathered for our traditional All-hands meeting to talk about Etcetera 2022 Autumn results

Updates for Consultations on Upwork

During the last month, there were 2 small updates for Consultations on Upwork. Let’s see what changed for freelancers and clients?

4 Basic Communication Rules at Etcetera

At Etcetera we pay huge attention to communication. Here are 4 communication rules in our work with team members and clients on Upwork.

How Etcetera handles electricity shut downs in Ukraine

Freelancing in Ukraine has become a major challenge considering. Here is how Etcetera deals with electricity shut downs in Ukraine

7 AI optimization tools for photos & images

AI offers immense ways to make our life easier. Here are 7 tools that will help you optimize images and photos.

Contract-to-Hire Opportunities Upwork Updates

Last month Upwork announced a new update - Contract-to-Hire Opportunities. Read about the update and our opinion on it

20 Books for UX Designers

November 10 is World Usability Day since 2005. So, today we prepared a list of 20 books for UX designers. Did you read them all?

October 2022 Upwork Updates

Today we’ll tell about 2 new October 2022 Upwork Updates: Boosted Proposal Bid Table & Q3 Subcategory, Specialty, and Skill Updates

Environmental Damage in War

November 6 is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. Read more about this issue!

Happy World Savings Day! 6 Tips from Barefoot Investor

In the book Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape lays out 9-steps to financial freedom. Tips from Barefoot Investor are simple, but proven to work.

How to catch big fish. 4 Marketing Hooks for Designers

For Marketer's Day in Ukraine, we’ve come up with a list of simple, but very powerful Marketing Hooks for Designers

7 useful AI tools you probably didn’t know existed

AI has steadily crawled its way into our day-to-day life. Today we’ve made a list of 7 tools that you may find very handy.

Agencies on Upwork: Sharing 8-years' Etcetera experience

We decided to share our understanding and experience in a series of articles about agencies on Upwork: their pros, cons, and how they work.

Metaverse Opportunities

The metaverse offers vast potential for businesses and freelancers. The market is expected to snowball, so let's explore its potential.

Custom Requests and other Upwork Project Catalog updates

During the last few weeks, there were 3 new Upwork Project Catalog update. Read about what changed in our post?????

Update for Upwork Boosted Proposals

Have you seen a new Update for Upwork Boosted Proposals? There has been a lot of controversy over it in the community. Read what we think!

AI-generated images: the future is here!

Have you heard of AI-generated images? Check out the results of AI-generated images in the different tools and how to use them

9 Open Freelance Vacancies. Join Etcetera team!

As September 26th is HR Professional Day, we’d like to congratulate our dear Tori and Diana, and share 9 Open Freelance Vacancies in Etcetera

Upwork Connects for Interviews Won: What changed?

Upwork Connects for Interviews Won were rewarded each time, but some played the system. Read how the new update will stop the practice.

IT Professionals Day. Make it your day!

September 20th is National IT Professionals day in the United States. Explore 2 well-paid IT professions where it’s relatively easy to start

Etcetera 2022 Summer in Numbers

The summer has passed and the Etcetera team gathered for our traditional All-hands meeting. Check out Etcetera 2022 Summer in numbers!

Destinations for Ukrainians without a visa in 2022

Today we’ve made a list of countries where Ukrainians without a visa can go for more than 90 days. Read now!

Etiquette of remote work

Did you know today is Bring Your Manners To Work Day? For this occasion, here is a list of the etiquette of remote work tips you need to know

Notifications for Violating Terms of Service on Upwork

Today we are excited to tell you about a recent update - Notifications for Violating Terms of Service on Upwork

How to create illustrations that client will love?

Today our brilliant illustrator Nikita will share his best practices on how to create illustrations that will be exactly what clients need.

Write Smarter with AI

Today, we’ll tell you about tools created to write smarter with AI for those who are not professional writers but want to communicate well.

Digital Nomad Visas with minimal monthly income

We made a list of countries where you can get a Digital Nomad visa with no minimum income or at least a reasonable one below $1500.

Upwork updates. What's new?

Upwork has released a few new features recently. Here are two interesting Upwork Updates you might have missed.

Upwork Community Idea Exchange

Could you imagine coming up with an idea that Upwork will actually turn into reality? With Upwork Community Idea Exchange it's now possible!

Digital Nomad Day. Opportunities for Ukrainians in 2022

Can we work to help our country ???????? at the same time feel safe? Today is Digital Nomad Day and we'll tell about Opportunities for Ukrainians.

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture

Learn how to apply lessons from Bushido, Genghis Khan, and other strong leaders to your modern company business culture.

Self-care apps for & from Ukrainians

We made a goal to make a list of self-care apps that are made by Ukrainians or provide free access to Ukrainians.

How transparency works in Etcetera for freelancers

We decided to tell you today about one of the most important cultural values of our agency - transparency in Etcetera for freelancers.

Ultimate Guide + 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Feedback on Upwork

Today we’ll tell you everything about Upwork feedback + 3 things most freelancers don’t know (or just don’t do) with feedback on Upwork.

Redesigned Contract Room on Upwork

Did you lose your Work Diary too? It’s because Upwork has redesigned the contract room. Here's an overview of what’s changed with screenshots

Simplify your freelance routine with automated workflows

Set up automated workflows and you will be able to spend your time doing the work instead of juggling applications & doing monotonous tasks.

Etcetera Spring 2022 in Numbers

Every quarter we have All-hands meetings with the team. Read the post to learn about Etcetera Spring 2022 and the war.

Virtual Talent Bench List Sharing on Upwork

Upwork enabled Virtual talent bench list sharing, so the clients can now share entire lists of saved freelancers. Read why it's useful!

High-Paying Jobs To Kickstart Freelance Career (Part 4)

We’ll tell about 3 trending jobs that might look strange and hard at first. But they are not so scary, and these are very high-paying jobs!

World Refugee Day: Information for Ukrainian refugees

June 20 is World Refugee Day. Where to find help for 5.1 million Ukrainian refugees across Europe and 8+ million displaced people.

Ultimate Guide to Upwork Proposals: Rules, Tips & Proposals Analytics

Here are our expert tips from Etcetera business development manager on how to write winning Upwork Proposals

Who are “Anywhere Workers” and how to become them?

Freelancers, remote workers, gig-workers… Let's see what's interesting in a new report and how the Anywhere Workers differ from the rest

Upwork Job Filters Update

Did you notice Upwork Job Filters are being tested for job search starting May 23? Read what benefits it brings to freelancers!

Upwork Picks. What is the update and our observations

Starting May 23rd, Upwork is testing an algorithm that badges successful projects as Upwork Picks in Project Catalog. What does it mean?

Upwork Academy

Did you know about Upwork Academy with courses designed to help freelancers succeed on the platform? Read a short overview in the post!

Geography of Remote Work. Report from Upwork Summary

This remote work report goal is to understand the extent to which people are moving due to remote work. Based on 23k+ people survey in the US

Important update for Upwork clients

Starting end of March Upwork began unrolling a new pricing structure for clients (NOT freelancers). Read about what changed in the post!

How to Find a Job Abroad for Ukrainians

Millions need a job abroad for Ukrainians. Some have fled the country, and others lost their jobs in Ukraine. Here's a list of websites!

Upwork Credly Update

A new Upwork Credly update is live. You can now add a certification to your profile automatically. Let’s talk about what it means?

3 High Paying Freelance Jobs You Didn't Know About

Today we’ll tell about High Paying Freelance Jobs you can learn in a few months and start earning good money in just half a year.

How to organize your intense lifestyle during war

How to organize your intense lifestyle during war and stay productive? Tips from a psychotherapist (and Etcetera HR).

Volunteer for Ukraine

Volunteer for Ukraine - a list of resources for foreigners who would like to help during the Russian invasion.

3 Negotiator Types

3 Negotiator Types: earn your opponent's trust and learn what you need to know to influence their thought process. Guide by Chriss Voss.

Online professions to start a freelance career

FREE courses for Ukrainians: Online professions to learn a new online profession and start earning in a few weeks!

Etcetera Winter 2022 in Numbers

Etcetera Winter 2022 in Numbers: We are trying to remain in an effective mode in Etcetera despite everything that’s going on in Ukraine.

Emotional Health During War

Emotional health during war is important to regain control over your life, so that we fight and face the victory in a good emotional state.

Upwork Practical Recommendations for a Quick Start

Watch 2 webinars hosted by experts with 8 years of experience with Upwork practical recommendations on starting a freelance career.

Upwork Supports Ukrainian Freelancers

Upwork Supports Ukrainian Freelancers: Last week, they released new product features to help with payments, communication & reputation.

Information security during war

March 16th is freedom of information day. So, today’s post is a list of rules and tips on the Information security during war.

Help chats for Ukrainians in Europe

Help chats for Ukrainians in Europe. Find housing, document information, and other useful tips in different EU countries.

Working during war

From the bomb shelters, from western villages or from outside the border, every one of us is working during war as much as we can to win.

Services for finding housing in Europe for Ukrainians

List of services for finding housing in Europe for Ukrainians. Both free and paid, in many countries, including Poland, Germany, Slovakia etc

How to help Ukraine

Share this post with your friends and clients abroad who are looking for ways how to help Ukraine. Stand with Ukraine!

Stand with Ukraine

Everyone in our team shares Ukrainian values of the highest integrity. We can’t stay aside, and we will do everything in our power to help

2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. Impact on employment

2021 Edelman Trust Barometer found that employer media is more believable than the government, media, or large corporations!

Prepare for negotiation with 7:1 return on time saved

Here is a short plan on how to effectively prepare for negotiation, whether it’s the first call with a client, or an FBI hostage situation.

Upwork My Network Update. And what freelancers think

Starting December, Upwork My Network feature is being tested to allow freelancers to grow relationships that can lead to bigger projects.

Etcetera Is Changing For The Better

Etcetera is changing: We’ve made a few important role changes to our agency processes and we would like to keep you in the loop.

Hedgehog Concept: How to beat the market with

Hedgehog Concept helped companies to generate stock returns 6.9 times over the market, beating Coca-Cola, Intel, GE, and Wal-Mart.

LinkedIn Marketing: algorithms and recommendations.

LinkedIn Marketing tips for small businesses and freelancers, who focus on results and don’t have the budget for large scale advertising.

High Paying Online Jobs To Kickstart Career in 2022

A list of High Paying Online Jobs that require minimal training. Get hired right after passing a course or during learning.

Why ‘Gig work’ is not so GIG any more.

A report from Upwork discovered a shift away from ‘gig work’ in freelance. Why do people freelance, and how is it working for them?

Freelance Career-Change Tips for Transitions on the Freelance Journey

These tips will help you move from a corporate job to freelancing or upscale in your freelance business

Upwork Paid Consultations - Another Way to Earn

The Ultimate Guide To Understanding The New Feature & Using It To Boost Your Income In 2022

2021 News & Biggest Surprises

What are the new, trending (and sometimes surprising) niches you can benefit from in 2022?

Write a Business Plan Challenge. 4. Executive summary

Today, you will summarize everything from the first 3 parts of the Business Plan Challenge and write a short high-level executive summary.

Etcetera Autumn In Numbers

Join in our traditional All-Hands Meeting Post to discuss the recent news & Etcetera’s accomplishments for the last quarter of 2021.

Write a Business Plan Challenge. 3. Company

You’ve reached the third step of creating your success plan for 2022. Today let’s write about your company (or freelance business)

Who We Are

Let's peek behind the curtains to see details about the Etcetera team today and get to know us better.

Write a Business Plan Challenge. 2. Market Opportunity

The next step of writing your Business Plan for 2022 is to find the product-market fit and best way to sell your product or service.

Upwork November Updates

Wondering what's new with Upwork? It has been working hard to improve the UI and here is the list of the most recent updates on the platform over the

Write a Business Plan Challenge. 1. Your Product.

Last week we also described our desired Point B one year from now. Now, let's make a plan on how to get there.

The Ultimate Offboarding Plan

Here is the plan we at Etcetera follow to make offboarding fast, stress-free, and efficient.

Writing Your 2022 Business Plan Challenge. Join Us!

1st in a series of posts, helping any freelancer, business owner, or an aspiring entrepreneur write their own complete business plan for the next year

Dos and Don'ts For Working With Start-ups

Are startup clients, in fact, unreliable and unpredictable? Our designer Petro will share his 6-year experience of working with startups

10 Steps To Your Designer Portfolio Case That Works

Here are 10 effective steps that will make sure your portfolio cases work.

Let's talk about feelings? Employing Remotely In 2021 Report Review.

The impact of pandemics on everyone's work is old news. But are employees confused or happy about the change? We rarely see any data on that.

Secret To Physical, Mental Health & Professional Performance

7 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important. How To Improve Your Sleep Routine and How Long You Need To Sleep

Loom Integration In Upwork Messages. What's the use?

For over a month Upwork has been testing Loom integration. And starting November 9th all freelancers and clients can use Loom in their messages.

5 Powerful TED Talks On Personal Brand For Entrepreneurs

We've added the speaker background a short quotation for each video to make it easy for you to find the most relevant speech.

Are You Using LinkedIn To Grow Your Business?

Targeting white-collar or #B2B segments with your product? Discover an effective and budget-efficient way to scale and establish market leadership.

Trick Or Treat: The Horrors Of Hiring Freelancers

What if you wake up tomorrow and all the horrors and prejudice of hiring freelancers comes true?

How To Effectively Combine Freelance & Office. And Stay Sane

Here is a list of working tips that will help you stay efficient and happy combining office and freelance work

How to prepare for an interview. Does the freelancer really get it?

Do you want to make sure the freelancer understands what you need? Follow this interview structure from our article.

Onboarding Best Practices

Building the perfect team does not end with recruiting the right people. This is a checklist with onboarding practices you can use for your company.

Savings Day

October 12 is National Savings Day in the US, let's use the occasion today to improve our financial habits.

Customer Service Week 2021

How to get loyal customers. 7 Step process based on Jill Griffin's book "Custome loyalty"

Upwork Future Workforce Report 2021

Insights for US Businesses

Online Board Games. Remote kind of fun.

If you share our love for board games and want to have fun with your team, here are the top recommendations from the Etcetera team

Etcetera Summer In Numbers

The summer of 2021 was full of events and wins for Etcetera. It is time to sum up our accomplishments in the traditional Etcetera in Numbers post

The Complex Art of Recruiting in Etcetera

Today we want to peek behind the curtain of recruiting and explain how we manage to stay such a united community.

Happy Hobbit Day

Happy Hobbit Day to all our fellow Tolkien fans. How do you celebrate it? - Read in our post!

Upwork Availability Badge

Freelancer feedback after 1 month in use

How To Hire A Great Project Manager

Project managers play a distinct, critical role in the success and profitability of your business. Read more about PMs in our post!

'Eat That Frog' Procrastination Tips

Our today post is a list of super valuable tips from a book on how to fight procrastination.

E-learning Opportunities For Freelancers

August 31 is the day to celebrate learning outside the traditional classroom - World Distance Learning Day. What opportunities does it bring?

Upwork Update: Scheduling Meetings

Upwork keeps working on improving communication both for the clients and talent. Scheduling calls has become even easier now with its new update.

How to Hire a Freelance Copywriter

Whether you require a compelling landing page, a short ad tagline, or a winning pitch deck, it all means you need a good copywriter.

Upwork New Filters in Job Search

For the last 4 months, Upwork has been testing two New Filters in Job Search for freelancers. Read more about Rate and Multiple Freelancers Filters

7 years since start. Becoming who we are

Hey! This is Denys, the founder of Etcetera. This Sunday was 7 years since I clicked the button «Create Agency» on Upwork.

A Story From The Agency Life

Let us tell you a story today. We had a client recently who came to us asking to redesign his website and copy their competitor's site...

Working Like a Dog? Today is Your Day!

"Working like a dog" means working on something very hard without taking any breaks. The day is celebrated on August 5

The Gig-Economy: Impact and Trends

Here are a few trends of gig-economy we picked from the Payoneer industry tips and World Economic Forum Job Recess Summit insights

Science Fiction or Reality? The Writer Who Predicted Freelance

Today we want to tell you about a writer, who among other things, predicted freelance!

3 Tips For Hiring The Best Logo Designer

Choosing a logo designer can be frustrating. Here are tips to find a perfect logo designer for your first logo or identity redesign.

10 Books To Become a Better Freelancer

Today we want to make a list of books that can help you become a better freelancer, and accomplish more while enjoying the ride.

Working While Traveling. Tips From Head of New Bizz Development

Kristina has gathered a few tips that help her a lot and maybe you will find them useful as well for working on travels.

Freelancer Job Referrals on Upwork

Starting June 28 Freelancer Job Referrals are now available to ALL freelancers. Read what it is and how it works in the article.

Essentialism Tips for Workaholics

Here are a few tips based on Greg McKeown's book Essentialism that will help you work less yet accomplish more.

Freelance Working Mom Tips

10 members of the Etcetera team are working moms. Today we want to share their secrets for effectiveness and time management.

Skill Certification Explained

Upwork recently added new skills to the list of those eligible for Upwork Skill Certifications. We've added the whole list of changes and the details

10 Movies Freelancers Can Relate To

How do you relax? The answer for most of us will include watching movies and series. So, today, we have a list of 10 movies that you may enjoy.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Developer

According to Evans Data Corporation, there are 26.9 M developers worldwide. Now imagine you want to find a perfect developer for your project.

Etcetera Spring In Numbers

We all gathered once again for a quarterly Etcetera Agency All-Hands meeting to discuss Spring 21 accomplishments, future plans, and hot issues.

Google It!
 The Smart Way to Search

Today we'd like to share some tips that will save your time and effort trying to find what you need in Google.

Upwork 2020 Report Review. Making the World Better Together

We only operate on Upwork because it creates a sustainable environment where our agency and members can fulfil their best potential.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Freelance Designer

Finding a perfect designer for your project does not have to mean getting into details of the design industry. 5 tips to hire the right person

How Personal Responsibility Helps Etcetera Team Reach Better Results

Personal responsibility for the results is one of Etcetera main work principles. We believe it makes our members super-efficient.

The Right Way to Look at Freelance Profiles.

Useful tips about what to pay attention to in the freelancers' profile descriptions. Save your time & headache on Upwork.

Trending JSS. New Calculations Factor

Trending JSS = average JSS for the past 6 months + average JSS for the past 3 months, then divided in half.

Client - Freelancer. First Touchpoint

First impressions matter, right? So today we would like to describe the process of the first touchpoint with clients in Etcetera.

Freelance Superpowers

What makes a freelancer a superhero? We asked this question to our team and here is the funniest list of their responses

Mentor. Mediator. Coordinator. And more...

We have already told you about almost all internal positions in our team. There is one left - Contract Coordinator (CC)

How to Write a Job Post That Gets the Right Freelancers

When you post a job on Upwork, your goal is attracting the right type of freelancers to your project, right? Here are tips for that

Upwork Top Web Designer Profile

Upwork published an article about 10 Upwork Profile Examples That Will Help You Get Clients. Guess who was featured as the Top Web Designer Profile?

How to Find a SEO Specialist

Basic Checklist to find a qualified SEO specialist on freelance platforms if you don't know much about search optimization.

Emails & Messages. The Right Way

Today, we decided to create a list of phrases you should NOT use in your business correspondence and what you should better use instead.

Get the Most Of Upwork

Upwork can give you more than most users know about. Read more in the article about Business Resources on Upwork.

Finding the Best Match

Today we want to peek inside the agency processes and discover one of the things that make Etcetera so efficient - Lead Generation Managers.

Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro Technique dates back to the late 1980s. But it is still very much working now - over 150 thousand people search for it globally every month

How to NOT Describe a Project

7 Common Mistakes When Setting a Task for Freelance (or not freelance) Developer

Etcetera Expertise

The expertise of Etcetera agency is deep and extensive. Over 6 years, we have grown to be a reliable partner that can cover multiple areas & projects.

Etcetera Winter 20-21 Achievements

Every quarter Etecetera team has an All-Hands meeting. We discuss our achievements, current issues, and all important things over the 3 months.

On the Same Page

How to make a technical task for a designer. Useful tips collected over the years of experience in freelancing (and specifically design).

Upwork Changes for Design & Creative

Changes have recently been made to the Design & Creative category. This is not a major update, but since Design is our major, we will cover It here.

All the Way Through

What our clients think about Etcetera. A short interview with our client Dominique Frossard.

We have your back. And leg

Did you know Etcetera has an internal position called Profile Assistant? PAs help our agency run smoothly and efficiently day after day.

Etcetera New Brand Identity

We are proud to present to you a new brand identity for Etcetera agency! This is something we have wanted to do for a long time.

Freelancer Opinion on Upwork Project Catalog

We think that while the catalogue may be useful for small and medium projects, it is not clear how it could work with larger work.

SMART Business Goals

After reading it you will be able to set a SMART goal for half of the aspects of your business model.

When convenience matters

Etcetera's added value is convenience. It makes clients become long-term partners. This article is about why convenience matters

Top Rated & Top Rated Plus

In order to have reasonable expectations from freelancers on Upwork, it is good to know what TOP RATED and TOP RATED PLUS are.

Freelance Freedom. Agency Edition

Let us tell you how freelance freedom in Etcetera agency works. And why it brings value to our clients to work with our freelancers.

2020 In Review

It is that time of the year again when everyone looks back to recognize accomplishments and consider losses.

Excellent Upwork Feedback

Etcetera agency receives many great reviews. Time from to time, we would like to share some of them with you.

Look at the Whole Picture Market Research

How long has it been since your last... market research? Does this question sound weird to you? Find explanation on market research in this article.

Upwork JSS

Upwork has a clear and fair system for assessing both the freelancer and the client. One of the components of this system is the Job Success Score

When a Loyal Partner Truly Matters

When you start working with Etcetera, you get a loyal partner who will help you achieve your goals.

To work or not to work.

The Weekend Dilemma or 3 Tips on How to Enjoy the Weekend.

Freelancer or more?

Why choose Etcetera instead of an individual freelancer? Many of our partners ask this question before starting to work with us. Some of our potential