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Looking to learn about freelancing tips and tricks? Wondering how to hire top talent? You’ve come to the right place! The Artisan blog offers a captivating look at the creative industry from those who know the business best.

What It’s Really Like to Be a Freelance Editor

Posted by Meredith Sell on Apr 16, 2019 1:29:00 PM

 


There’s no escaping it: All of us function in the economy of words.

From Instagram captions and Facebook posts to the newsletters you find in your email to the mini-magazine that comes with your Dollar Shave Club subscription, words are everywhere. And they have the power to make or break your impression of whatever you’re following—or the impression you have on whoever’s following you.

That’s where I come in. As a Freelance Editor, words are my bread and butter. And I mean that as literally as possible: the money I make editing pays for my groceries, not to mention my rent and utilities and other fun life expenses.

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Is Working from Home Really Productive?

Posted by Robin Walters on Feb 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Everyone dreams about working from home. For the American worker still struggling with the stress of commuting and the distractions of coworkers visiting their office, working remotely sounds like cool salve on a hot sunburn.

But how many American workers could really get things done if they had the option of hanging out in their pajamas all day? It turns out, a high percentage of workers are not only more productive working remotely, but they’re also more engaged.

What are the latest statistics on the WFH craze? What trends will impact what is becoming the new normal of a distributed workforce? Is working from home a totally positive experience or are there drawbacks to consider?

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Guest Blog: 4 Reasons Freelancers Need Business Insurance

Posted by Pascale Abou Moussa on Feb 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

The world of freelancing has caught the attention of many who wish to have a work setup that doesn’t follow any schedule, and those that want to work on projects they really care about instead of simply being assigned work. There’s a huge pool of freelancers — around 68 million, according to various studies — from web design and digital marketing, to content moderation, to fashion and beauty and even construction.

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Our Top 18 Blogs in 2018

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

2018 has been a varied, polarizing year, and our most popular blogs certainly reflect that.

From convincing a Hiring Manager you're the right one for the job to understanding millennials and being successful as a freelancer, these 18 most popular blogs of the year will help you start 2019 on the right foot.

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Why Freelancing is a Real Job

Posted by Robin Walters on Dec 4, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Freelancing contract jobs are definitely the new normal. That’s because the work world has shifted into an on-demand employment model that mirrors our on-demand digital lifestyles. We can work anywhere now, and we do. Freelancers can be found in every coffee shop and nerdy hangout space in our nation, and of course, at home on the couch.

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Ask A Recruiter: Making a Motion Design Reel

Posted by Brooks Rowlett on Jul 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Welcome to our Ask a Recruiter Series, where our Creative Talent Representatives answer your burning questions related to job hunting, resume submission, portfolios, and more.

This month, meet Brooks Rowlett! Brooks is a Senior Creative Recruiter based out of our New York City office.

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The Biggest Interview Red Flags

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Since Artisan Talent works equally well with companies and their potential talent, we thought we'd explore both sides of the coin — from the candidate’s perspective and the employer's perspective — when it comes to interview red flags.

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Ask a Recruiter: Contract Work After College

Posted by Meggie Thomas on Jun 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Wondering how to get work right out of college if you're not one of the lucky few to land a permanent full-time gig?

This month, our Chicago Recruiter Meggie Thomas walks you through starting out with contract jobs. 

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All About Background Checks and Drug Screens

Posted by Robin Walters on May 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM


If you’re in the workforce today, it’s likely that you’ve undergone a background check and drug screen. Most companies in the United States conduct both of these tests. Are you asking yourself what this means? What's the point? Read on!

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Help! I Hate My Job

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It’s become a cliché to hate your job.

Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Recent poll numbers suggest attitudes toward work have shifted:

  • In 2010, a Deloitte survey showed 80 percent of Americans hated their jobs.
  • In 2013, a national Gallup poll reported that unhappy employees outnumbered happy by a 2-to1 margin.
  • By 2016, a Pew statistic revealed a startling finding: only 49 percent of Americans said they are happy with their job.

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At Artisan Talent, we know that our clients and our freelancers are busy professionals who do not have enough time in the workday. As such, we wanted to create a blog where it is possible to get the scoop on all aspects of hiring web design, development, content creation and digital marketing in one place. We do not stop at that; we go the extra mile to make sure every post is useful, easy-to-understand and even enjoyable to read.

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