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THE NEW GIG ECONOMY

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The gig economy

Instead of waking up every morning to a full-time job tying you up until the required hours are complete, a growing percentage of workers are turning to gigs that fit their expertise and life needs.  Companies hand over temporary projects to contractors who deliver the product for payment. People have found numerous freelance opportunities with the internet and apps where they offer their skills and talents to earn income allowing them extreme flexibility to take care of personal matters or to simply live this more freedom based work-life. Freelancers use such ubiquitous verticals as Uber, where you just need a suitable car or Airbnb if you have a place to rent.  Others include Fiverr and even for Recruiters, FeeTrader.com!  This very article was written and contributed by virtue of the gig economy!uber_taxi

Now, the sweet side of working gigs is as follows.

Flexible

No need to wait for someone to wake you up for work. If you are a student, you can commit two hours of freelancing before or after classes. For a single parent, you can work on a project while you wait for your kids to get home for school or do house chores. Gigs are not limited to specific people, if you have time to spare, no one will ask you questions. All you need is to deliver quality work. Similarly, you can make it your full-time job and work wherever you are without concern. That’s how flexible it is; both with the working hours and where you want to be while working.  The beach?  The mountains?  Sure thing.

Style of work

Freelancing jobs can be less demanding than full-time work, but that doesn’t mean you can bypass requirements needed to build a comprehensive freelance portfolio. Once you are assigned, you can earn from the comfort of your home, on your way to town, at the park, etc. Many travel the world and still manage to fill their bank accounts back at home. The deal is attractive especially when you are committed.  By committed, I mean working diligently and effectively to complete the project entrusted to you by those offering the gig which can range from large companies to sole proprietors.

Freelance

Well, everything sweet has a bitter side and the new gig economy almost never comes with benefits typically offered by an employer. It’s totally up to you to manage that money in every aspect of your life and take precautions to avoid being conned or short on cash for the healthcare or things you need.  If you’re responsible, conservative, and well organized, the new gig economy can offer lifestyles only previously enjoyed by the wealthy.

FeeTrader Partners with RecruiterTalk

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

RecruiterTalk  is a social & professional networking site for recruiters, staffing professionals, HR professionals, and those who work within or service the staffing industry.  It is a venue that has been created for recruiters to share ideas, talk shop, catch the latest staffing industry news, and more.

RecruiterTalk’s creator, Perrin Peacock, has a long tenure in the staffing/recruiting industry and has developed this great social networking tool.   FeeTrader is happy to join forces with these guys because we feel we can bring a valuable service to this network of recruiting professionals.

FeeTrader is proud to announce that we will be powering  RecruiterTalk’s split-fee network with a very powerful tool for recruiters and staffing professionals nationwide to do splits.

Invite your friends in staffing and recruiting to join RecruiterTalk and begin to network with your friends in the staffing industry. We look forward to seeing additional value to this site as it expands and grows.

Oh…and check out their GM Calculator!   RecruiterTalk has built a FANTASTIC gross margin calculator that will allow you to calculate gross margin dollars, gross margin percentages, mark-ups, and more. It’s a great tool that you should check out!

FeeTrader.com is enhanced for Recruiters!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Recruiters!

  • FeeTrader now offers 6 search agents per recruiter.  You are able to indicate the frequency that you would like to receive updates on positions that fit your recruiting expertise.  Logon today and set-up your agents so you can get a jump start on filling job orders within your expertise and/or to which you already have candidates!
  • Coming soon (within a couple weeks), hiring companies (end clients) will be able to search your confidential hot “my candidates” that you post to FeeTrader.  These hiring companies can contact the posting recruiter directly and the recruiter can form direct relationships with the end clients.  That’s right!  Hiring companies will approach you to provide them with recruiting services through your posted “my candidates”!  Get your candidates posted to FeeTrader (confidentially) and companies will contact you when they are interested in your candidates!
  • FeeTrader will also allow member recruiters access to end clients (through end client job posts) that are interested in working with and finding recruiters.

Let us know what you think of the upgrades.  We’re always interested in hearing our members’ feedback: the good and the bad!

What’s New at FeeTrader.com

Monday, July 13th, 2009


Our development team is constantly working to improve FeeTrader.com’s resources and functionality.

As a result of your comments via our Feedback tab, there have already been many improvements to the site since our opening day a month ago.

A few of the recent improvements include:

  • Job ID’s added for easier tracking
  • Added a “My Split Requests” section allowing recruiters to keep track of their split-fee requests
  • Added an option that allows a job poster to make basic contact information visible to other members

Some of the plans for upcoming improvements to FeeTrader.com include:

  • A more visible “How it Works” tab
  • XML Feed- allowing us to easily and quickly import a large number of jobs a recruiter may have to post
  • Constantly adding items to the “Resource Center”
  • User-friendly URLs so it is easier for users to navigate the site
  • Email support option on the “Contact Us” page

Thank you for your constructive and helpful suggestions!  Keep them coming!