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When I interviewed 15,000+ freelancers from 151 countries

In 2017, I led a massive research project at Hubstaff where we interviewed 15,000+ freelancers from 151 countries. We got insights from the freelancing world’s top 1% on charging higher rates, getting better clients and landing more freelance gigs.

The study got a ton of coverage from the media including Forbes, Entrepreneur & CNBC. I presented the results at a keynote exactly 1 year back, in Pune.

Those insights are still relevant today so I thought I’ll share my slide deck from that talk:

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2017: Year in Review

We’re officially into the last week of 2017 and I’m writing this letter on a beautiful rainy night in Sydney. What a transformative year this has been.

Traditionally, I’ve done annual reviews of how my year went and since 2016, started publishing those reviews on the blog (here’s my 2016 review). I primarily cover:

  1. How my year went.
  2. What my high-level goals are for the upcoming year.

My goals with these annual reviews are self-introspection, being honest and useful to you. In line with making these letters more useful to you as well, I’ll also be covering my top resources of 2017.

Here’s the full review: Read More