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This Time-Tracking App Is a Must-Have Tool for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers Alike

this time-tracking app is a must-have tool for entrepreneurs and freelancers alike

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Timemator 2 makes it easy to prioritize and schedule out your day.

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July
11, 2020

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For entrepreneurs, time management is essential. You don’t have unlimited amounts of time in a day so if you have to delegate tasks or reorganize your priorities, it’s valuable to have a concrete grasp of how you’re using your time throughout the day. Looking up at the clock every few minutes isn’t exactly a foolproof practice, however. Instead, trust Timemator 2 to be the ultimate source of time and reason for your workday.[embedded content]Timemator 2 is designed to simply make timekeeping easier. As you work on your Mac, Timemator automatically tracks everything you do, giving you a simple breakdown at the end of the day so you can review how long it took you to work on specific tasks. You can create your own rules and set time limits on certain apps so if you’re …

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Why Wizards Of The Coast Apologized To A Former Freelancer

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The company behind Dungeons & Dragons has issued a public apology following allegations made by a former freelancer regarding their treatment while working on the game. The apology was made to Orion Black, who released a scathing statement on Twitter about their time at Wizards of the Coast.

Orion Black is an indie tabletop game designer who created titles like Mutants into the Night and plot Armor. Black was hired by Wizards of the Coast as a narrative designer in 2019, but they recently announced on Twitter that they were no longer working for the company.

Related: Dungeons & Dragons New Campaign Is Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden

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Black released a lengthy statement on Twitlonger that accused Wizards of the Coast of a number of things. According to Black, liking or interacting with a tweet that criticizes Wizards of the Coast is a quick way to lose your job with the company. Black believes that they were a diversity hire, due to being non-binary & black, and that their opinions and criticisms were ignored by the company.

What Orion Black Has Said Regarding WOTC

Black says that …

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The Guardian view on arts freelancers: they must not be forgotten | Editorial

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The £1.57bn rescue package for the arts that the UK government announced on 5 July was both absolutely necessary and rightly welcomed. The funds ought to be sufficient to sustain Britain’s artistic and cultural infrastructure until the spring. Had they not materialised, institutions such as the Royal Opera House would have faced collapse by Christmas.Yet theatres, concert halls, opera houses and arts centres are only the pipes through which art flows. While it is clearly important to keep this infrastructure functioning, it is of absolutely no use on its own. Indeed, the purely physical infrastructure is, by and large, the problem in terms of Covid-19, since it presents the issue of mass gatherings indoors. It is the work – art made by freelancers – that matters, and that audiences pay to see.Freelancers, however, were missing from the announcement, and absent from Rishi Sunak’s supposedly jobs-focused summer statement. The overwhelming majority of the cultural workforce in Britain is freelance, more than 70% in theatre alone: self-employed set designers, artists, musicians, technicians, actors, directors, composers, sound engineers, stage managers and many more kinds of creators and skilled workers. This compares with 15.3% across the whole economy. The government’s support scheme for the …

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eBay Motors partners with Freelancer’s Escrow.com to offer secure car sales

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The first completed transaction was a 1931 Ford Model A sold for US$10,000.

In what could become a trendsetting move, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, Freelancer (ASX: FLN), has unveiled a new partnership with leading automotive marketplace eBay Motors.
The new partnership is set to deliver an added layer of protection for buyers and sellers by escrowing client money, ensuring every transaction is genuine and that it meets both buyer and seller expectations.
In a statement to the market, Freelancer said it completed the partnership via its subsidiary Escrow.com, an entity that specialises in secure online payments and with a US$4.5 billion transaction history.

As things stand, Escrow.com is already integrated into both the eBay Motors website and mobile app, with users able to select a digital payment option for both the website and new eBay Motors app, which launched in December 2019.
Escrow.com has been a recommended payment method on eBay since 2000, although the new partnership announced today is the first time the payment system has integrated into eBay’s service.
Faster and safer
According to Freelancer, the partnership will allow eBay Motors customers to store their funds with Escrow.com while the vehicle is …

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Making a Full Time Entrepreneur as a Freelancer – Alexandra Fasulo – Verna Magazine

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Freelancing is a very scary and risky business. It is very fulfilling to be your own boss and make a living doing what you love but due to the lack of security, many do not do it. Alexandra Fasulo moved to New York in late 2015  and after a month of working at her public relations job she decided to quit and never look back. 

The fact that she had no job quickly sunk in and she scrambled to find a new source of income. She had started a Fiverr account before to earn some extra cash on the side but it suddenly became her main source of income. She decided to post nine new services for five dollars each and it came as a shock once she woke up and saw the immense amount of orders. They were coming in at seven, eight or nine each and by the end of her first day she had made $100. She was ecstatic by her success and could hardly contain her happiness. She was not used to success at this magnitude and was almost not able to fulfil all of the many orders at first but soon enough she got …

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Former Dungeons & Dragons Freelancer Orion Black Accuses Wizards of The Coast Of Exploiting Black People – Bounding Into Comics

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Former Dungeons & Dragons freelancer Orion D. Black posted an open letter accusing Dungeons & Dragons’ parent company Wizards of the Coast of exploiting black people.
Not only does Black accuse the company of exploiting black people, but Black also claims Wizards of the Coast only pays lip service to diversity and attempts to silence anyone who criticizes them.
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Black’s accusations come after they announced they were no longer working on Dungeons & Dragons and Wizards of the Coast on July 3rd.

In a Twit Longer post, Black first describes why they took a job at Dungeons & Dragons.
Black writes, “I took the job for two reasons. The first was for the dream. To escape poverty doing what I love, writing and making games. The second was to make D&D welcoming to the millions who are scorned by it.”
Related: Dungeons & Dragons Confirms “Sensitivity Readers” and Announces They Will Change The Nature Of Race Mechanics Moving Forward
Black then claimed that Wizards of the Coast has a policy of removing people who like a tweet or post, retweet or even follow people who criticize the company.
They wrote, “Liking a tweet or post, RTing, or even following …

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How to Apply for a $1,000 Grant if You’re a Freelancer or Gig Economy Worker

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Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock)In March, Congress passed a stimulus package, the CARES Act, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The landmark bill has provisions, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), that have offered a lifeline to small businesses grappling with a loss of revenue amid mandatory shutdowns. The EIDL program, managed by the Small Business Administration, offers support to impacted companies, but many don’t realize individuals—freelancers, gig economy workers and independent contractors—also qualify for its loans.AdvertisementUnder the program, small businesses can apply to receive up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) and the money doesn’t have to be repaid. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the following small businesses may apply:This program is for any small business with fewer than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organizations, or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19.AdvertisementTo apply for your share, fill out this application for Disaster Loan Assistance. The Small Business Administration relies on “self-certification,” with the penalty of perjury for lying. (Be honest on your application.)Start by picking the third option—sole proprietor or independent contractor. You also need to confirm your …

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