The Rise of the Gig Economy Being a Freelancer vs an Employee

With the exploding gig economy (aka the freelance economy) comes a monumental decision: to freelance or not to freelance. To many, it might sound like a logical lifestyle choice (if not the only way to go) especially if you look at some of the most famous freelancers out there. But before shrugging off salaried employment altogether,stuff

“Never regard study as a duty”, Einstein once said. Rather, regard it “as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.” What better way to introduce youstuff

You ever wondered what happens when a complex system is under rapid changes? Does it thrive, collapse, or merely survive? And how can we make sure it doesn’t fail? Taylor Pearson ventured to answer these very questions. So he wrote two books, “Markets are Eating the World” and “The End of Jobs”, and many essaysstuff

Creative people have the power to bring out the most beautiful sides of cities, people, and everyday objects. They inspire the world by showing how breathtaking it actually is. One of these people is our .ME family member Paul Jun. A photographer, storyteller, creator, and brand strategist, Paul uses his creativity to write texts andstuff

Marco Rodrigues - A Ditial Designer With A Unique VIsion

Not every digital product designer manages to find that sweet spot between user-centered solutions and a design that has a unique, personal touch. Enter, Marco Rodrigues. Marco is a digital product designer with over 12 years of experience designing digital products. He’s helped numerous teams create great UX and UI designs. His solutions are alwaysstuff

How To Write Case Studies For Your Portfolio

How to write case studies and why are they important? These are the questions we are gonna answer today. The short version is because they give potential clients a window into how you work. A little longer version would include explaining the importance of stories.  The film director Jean Luc Godard is often cited sayingstuff

The road to success is rarely smooth. Successful people really had struggles to overcome and lessons to learn. Some people, like the .MEr we are happy to present to you today, make it their mission to teach and inspire others. Chioma Agbahiwe is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and certified skin care formulator. She can injectstuff

September’s come, which means that the Self-Improvement Month is here! The online community dedicated this month to self-improvement tips for improving our skills, being our best selves, and just enhancing our careers. We at .ME are fortunate to have dozens of success stories which we can learn from. People whose lucrative careers are great examplesstuff

Steve McKinney Design & Code Tutorials From A Designer

Here at .ME, we strongly believe in the power of personal branding. Making a name for yourself is an essential starting point for everyone embarking on an entrepreneurial or freelancing career. Say you are a web designer looking to stand out from the pack. While sharing helpful content on social networks may seem like astuff

Creativity seeks a way to express itself. If one medium is insufficient, most creatives will try out multiple disciplines to achieve their vision. That’s just what Rebecca (Becca) Chen did. She’s a multidisciplinary designer and an entrepreneur. But she humbly calls herself “just a curious human.” Humility aside, curiosity is also necessary for creativity. Andstuff

10 Lessons For Successful Freelancing

Finding your way around the digitalized world can get confusing. More and more people are becoming freelancers and the freelancing industry is rapidly changing. It’s an understatement to say that keeping up with it all is a daunting task. Lucky for us, the members of the .ME family learned some key lessons in their journey.stuff

No Two Clients Are The Same Different Client Approaches

Our topic for today is a different client approach! Anyone who’s ever worked at an agency, as a freelancer, or with people at all, really – knows how difficult it is to manage clients and cater to their individual needs. Clients always come in different shapes and sizes, with unique personalities, priorities, brand strategies, creativestuff

What is UX Copywriting And Why It Concerns You

Hands up if your team uses template lorem ipsum text right through the development phase? If that’s true, don’t worry – you wouldn’t be the first. A lot of designers assume that ‘words’ are marketing’s issue, and that they can add them in at the end of the UX design process. But you should definitelystuff

An HR department is a necessary component of any organization that has many employees. The process of vetting new employees, smoothing out interpersonal conflicts, and balancing the relationship between the management and the workforce is crucial. However, some people believe that traditional HR is problematic and that the future of HR needs to be different.stuff

How To Start A Freelancing Career

With remote work on the rise, more people than ever want to become a freelancer or start freelancing. This begs the next obvious question – how to start a freelancing career? Thankfully, not only is it more popular than ever before, but companies are getting more and more comfortable hiring freelancers. Now, when looking forstuff

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