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Get a new-to-you iPad Pro on sale for just $350 — a savings of $250

get a new-to-you ipad pro on sale for just $350 — a savings of $250

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This refurbished iPad will work like it’s brand new.

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By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2020-05-29 09:00:00 UTC

TL;DR: Save some cash and score a refurbished 9.7″ 32GB iPad Pro with an accessory bundle for just $348.99, a 41% savings as of May 29.

We’ve all dabbled with the idea of buying a tablet at some point. Whether you’re a regular traveler, a digital nomad, or someone who’s always out and about, tablets are a convenient, lightweight, and versatile option for staying connected. Plus, they have touch screens like your phone, so they’re super easy to use on the go. And when it comes to the best of the best tablets around, nothing even comes close to the iPad.
Before you dive headfirst into heaps of iPad options from Apple’s website, don’t get fooled into buying a brand-new $1,000 device – especially when there are more affordable refurbished options that can do pretty much the same things. Refurbished devices work like new, cost way less, and help cut back on your carbon footprint a little. 

Take this 9.7-inch iPad Pro from 2016, …

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Want to thrive as a freelancer? This online guide is 98% off.

want to thrive as a freelancer? this online guide is 98% off.

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Learn how to stand out from the pack with these courses.

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By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2020-05-29 09:00:00 UTC

TL;DR: Kickstart your freelance career with this course bundle for $29.99, a 98% savings as of May 29.

Not to alarm you or anything, but it’s a rough moment to be looking for a new gig. If you’re struggling to find work or searching for an additional stream of income, you may want to look into kickstarting a side hustle or pivoting to a freelance role and working for yourself.
If you have a marketable skill perfect for freelancing (think copywriting, web design, digital marketing, and coding) but don’t want to enter the freelance world blind, the Kickstart Your Freelance Career Course Bundle will show you the ropes. For just $29.99, you’ll receive eight courses, all of which are designed to help your freelance career thrive. Here’s a sneak peek:
Kickstart a Freelance Editor and Proofreader Career on Upwork
Upwork is pretty much the Facebook of freelancing — it’s the biggest platform there is. If editing and proofreading is your …

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Without government help for freelancers, coronavirus will destroy the theatre | Amy Hart

without government help for freelancers, coronavirus will destroy the theatre | amy hart

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I love theatre. I love the people, the community, the buzz. But the future of this industry is under threat – a pain felt most deeply by the people who make it a fabulous business. On 16 March, London’s West End closed its doors. Regional tours followed suit shortly afterwards, leaving actors, musicians, technical, wardrobe, wigs and front-of-house staff unemployed overnight. Performers and musicians couldn’t be furloughed because they’re technically self-employed, despite many of them being contracted well into 2021. Of course, that was OK because of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s self-employment income support scheme (SEISS). Or was it?Unfortunately, for the thousands of people employed in the theatre industry, there were so many gaps to fall through. The help for self-employed people only lasts until the end of May, while the furlough scheme extends until October. Show business is notoriously unpredictable; there is no job security, so if you earned more than £50,000 in profits each year over the past three years but haven’t been able to find work since, you are not eligible for the grant.Imagine if you’d just landed yourself the role of a lifetime and moved to London to pursue your dream. Perhaps you …

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Here’s what it’s like to fly right now, according to people who’ve done it

here’s what it’s like to fly right now, according to people who’ve done it

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I love airports. I love to watch people from all over do what they do there because it feels like a moment of shared anticipation among strangers. I miss that feeling and I miss jetting off somewhere myself, but I am really nervous about traveling during coronavirus — not just about the safety of air travel, but also about the experience. I know that I can catch a flight right now, at least domestically, but would it be fun, or an unnecessarily nerve-wracking experience? Before I find that out firsthand, I decided to talk to some people who have gotten onto a plane during this pandemic — for whatever reason — about their experiences.“Entering an airport for the first time in three months with gloves and a face mask was definitely not an experience I thought I would have when I planned my travels for 2020,” Paige Bryan, a 23-year-old in Miami, tells me. Bryan says that she and her younger sister passed through TSA in record time and felt comforted that most people at the airport in Fort Lauderdale were wearing masks. Birmingham, her destination, was another story. “I noticed a lot fewer masks worn by travelers, despite airline regulations,” she says. “ …

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8 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your First Upwork Assignment

8 things to keep in mind before your first upwork assignment

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May
28, 2020

6 min read

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The world has changed a lot in the past few months. Maybe you got laid off from your full-time job and are ready to earn some extra money. Or maybe you now have time to pursue a freelance dream. I started freelancing a few years ago and eventually was able to open my own branding agency. Because I got my start on Upwork, I’d like to share with you some tips on taking the leap and joining this freelancing platform. Related: 11 Best Websites to Find Freelance Jobs and Make Extra MoneyDeciding to become a freelancer is a big decision, so once you’re committed, make sure that you start off on the right foot. In addition to filling out your profile, writing a strong introduction, using a professional profile picture and adding to your digital portfolio, here are some tips to help you get started. 1. Be selective about jobsIf you’re new to Upwork, you’re probably not familiar with the fact that in order to apply to a job, you will need connects. Connects are what you need to submit proposals on Upwork — think of them as virtual tokens. …

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One Client Is Not Enough

one client is not enough

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Don’t forget your marketing to avoid one client disasters.

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When you are starting your own business, take care not to focus on just one client. Expanding your client base as much as possible can protect your income from unforeseen events.
This morning I lost a client. The COVID-19 crisis had put their business under pressure to reduce costs. This wasn’t a disaster as I have a range of clients from different market sectors. For decades I have worked to spread my client base as wide as possible to mitigate the inevitable loss of clients or their temporary suspension of freelance spending.
It’s tough in publishing at the moment. Many of the larger magazine publishers have made radical changes to their freelance budgets. A spokesperson for Future said: “During this unprecedented time we have made the decision to temporarily reduce freelance expenditure in some areas, but no brand or vertical has entirely lost its freelance budget. We have no doubt that our brands will continue to return market-leading results. Suggestions that all freelance budgets have been completely cut are simply inaccurate.”
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Mahina Journey: 3000km through the European Union > CEOWORLD magazine

mahina journey: 3000km through the european union > ceoworld magazine

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A journalistic journey with the biker nomads Carolin Desirée Töpfer and Valerie Lux.Departure: 18 May 2020 in Bolzano, ItalyPlanned arrival: August 2020 in Tallinn, EstoniaSummary: What do we do? We make a transparent research trip. Our guiding journalistic question is: Where is the money after the coronavirus pandemic? We are looking for the holy grail: business models of companies that have stably survived the pandemic.Who are we?Two young female journalists and entrepreneurs who want to change the world. How we workBiking Nomads: We are extreme digital nomads – we don’t have a permanent home, but work from on the road with a solar battery in our tent or mobile internet on the river bed, in CoWorking Spaces or in cafés with WLAN. We travel with our e-bikes from place to place of our digital reporting.Green Work: We ride the e-bike because we want to show that digital technology and the stay in the green nature are a harmonious combination. We practice the working form “Green Work” and are active supporters of Greta Thunberg.Tech Girls: We only work with the latest technological equipment. From bicycle helmet cameras to neuroenhancement and GPS transmitters, we burn for digital gadgets and …

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The coronavirus just ended independent contracting as we know it

the coronavirus just ended independent contracting as we know it

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Well, it was a good run, but soon it will be time to say goodbye to all those independent contractors, freelancers and the “gig” economy as we now know it. The rules are going to change significantly in the next few years, and we can thank the coronavirus for putting the final nail in the coffin. If you’re a small business owner like me who relies on freelancers to do certain kinds of work, we’re going to have to change our models — and pay more in the future.For a couple of decades, the gig economy was booming. Sites like UpWork, TaskRabbit, Fiverr and Freelancer added millions of independents looking for work, either to supplement their existing incomes or for their entire livelihoods. Uber, Lyft, Grubhub and other similar platforms continue to base their business models on renting out drivers and contractors to perform services piecemeal. They avoid having to absorb the costs of being an employer, like paying employer taxes or providing health insurance and retirement plans. Trucking, information technology, services and construction companies also currently take significant advantage of outsourcing specific tasks to those “1099’s” (named for the federal tax form that employers file to report payments made). …

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Why Brands are Ditching Their Agencies for New, High-Growth, Venture-Backed Business Models

why brands are ditching their agencies for new, high-growth, venture-backed business models

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May
27, 2020

6 min read

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This article was written by Lindsay Patton, an Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble expert. If you are looking to take the NEXT step in your business then we encourage you to check out Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble.As the gig economy becomes more appealing to those in the workforce, brands large and small are turning to new venture-backed business models like Assemble, The Mom Project, TopTal and others that give brands access to pre-vetted talent and unlimited capacity to meet their growing needs. While there are pros and cons, the benefits—especially for smaller brands trying to scale growth—outweigh the negatives. These verticalized-labor (jobs in one industry) models are typically less expensive, convenient to work with and give brands an opportunity to pull in their own team of experts almost on-demand. As brands start to get wise on the benefits, agencies will eventually have to evolve their business model or wind down and take the freelance contractor route themselves.Gig economy growth. More than a quarter of the workforce participates in some form of gig work—whether it’s as a full-time contractor, part-time contractor, or a …

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How freelancers can ensure they’re paid fairly and on time in a crisis, according to seasoned professionals and legal experts

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With the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on many businesses’ finances, freelancers have to prepare for clients tightening their budgets.If you’re self-employed, make sure you get everything in writing through a contract, ask for payment up front, and invoice as soon as you can. Also, try to work with clients who will be reliable in the long term: ones who don’t micromanage or companies with more than one employee.As a last resort, pursue the legal route to ensure payment — relying on the thorough documentation you’ve compiled.Click here for more BI Prime stories.

Money talk is uncomfortable in any circumstance, but even more so during a pandemic when companies are shuttering their doors or tightening their purse strings. Freelancers may find themselves in a lurch — caught between chasing unpaid invoices and having to take up any or all work that comes their way. How can you navigate the current economy to get paid on time and well if you’re self-employed? Business Insider spoke to experienced freelancers and legal experts with first-hand experience.Contracts are intimidating to read and write up, but they can be a safety net in current times. An ideal contract should include payment terms and …

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