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5 Steps to Freelancing for Underemployed Self-Starters – Tech Geeked

5 steps to freelancing for underemployed self-starters – tech geeked

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If you’re unemployed—or underemployed—you need a roadmap for finding your way toward lucrative opportunities.Despite the current economic situation, there are ways to earn more income or start a new career.All you need is a game plan for highlighting your skills, sourcing high-paying gigs, handling your finances, and becoming your own boss. Define Your Money-MakersWhatever your professional background, you have skills you can develop and market.Typically, the most in-demand skills are web-based such as web development, graphic design, video editing, copywriting, social media marketing, and virtual assistance. And during the recession, working from home may be the best option available.If physical services or products are your forte, it’s still possible to enter the freelance realm.Operating a from-home e-commerce business is easier than ever, so you can create products to sell in the digital marketplace. Or, you can start a service-based business that involves working at customers’ businesses or residences.Focus on Forwarding MovementBeing successful as a freelance requires dedication to serving your customers. It also involves a balance between your personal and professional life. Your wellbeing matters just as much as your clients’ satisfaction.One way to ensure your business keeps growing …

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I was a freelancer for six years and quit to return to a 9-to-5. Here’s what I wish more people knew about the ‘dream’ freelance life — and why it’s not for everyone.

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Tiffiny Costello says years of working with overly demanding clients began to take a toll on her health and made her hate her job.

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DigiSkills by MoIT&T has trained 1.28m people in freelancing

digiskills by moit&t has trained 1.28m people in freelancing

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoIT&T) Syed Amin Ul Haque has said that the national-level training program of the Ministry of IT has imparted training to 1.28 million youth in freelancing. He said this during a meeting with DigiSkills freelancers, on Wednesday.
The minister met DigiSkills freelancers to have a direct account of their experiences of learning and earning through DigiSkills, the ministry announced through their Twitter page. The minister assured that his ministry is taking necessary steps to equip the freelancers, students, housewives, professionals, etc. with knowledge, skills, tools & techniques necessary to seize the opportunities available in local and international online marketplaces to earn a decent living.
He also informed the visiting freelancers that MoITT has entered into a partnership with JazzCash that will enable them to transfer money from their Payoneer accounts into their JazzCash Mobile Account in real-time and at the best exchange rates. In addition to this, DigiSkills freelancers can also register their Payoneer Account from the JazzCash App, eliminating the need for commercial bank accounts.
Federal Minister for IT said that all issues of freelancers will be resolved and ordered for extending the outreach of DigiSkills program to schools and colleges. The …

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How to work with international clients while freelancing in the UK

how to work with international clients while freelancing in the uk

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Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson are freelance journalists and hosts of the Freelancing for Journalists podcast. They also teach the ‘How to become a successful freelance journalist’ online training course. See more detailsOne of the most important benefits of being freelance is not being tied to a location. Where you live and who you work for can be completely unrelated. Some will even take this to the extreme, becoming a digital nomad and travelling the globe (current pandemic notwithstanding), pitching and writing as they go.This is not about travel journalism but about expanding the potential number of places you can work. Having a diverse range of publications or outlets on your list mitigates the risks of relying too heavily on one source of freelance income and expanding beyond the UK can be a great way to do this.But there are some things you need to bear in mind when developing an international client base. Tapping into global opportunities, juggling time differences, learning to understand a clients’ working practices from afar and, perhaps most importantly, getting paid without being stung with expensive fees are all things to consider. Lily’s experienceOne of my regular …

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Why Work From Home When You Can Work From Anywhere?

why work from home when you can work from anywhere?

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SPRINGVILLE, Utah – While many of us have gotten used to working from home over the last four months, imagine what it would be like to work from anywhere: A tropical island, a European capital, or up in the Tetons.
With an internet connection and online tools, more and more digital nomads are turning those dreams into reality.
Taking The Job On The Road
On the day we met Tracey Ratcliff at a campground inside the Uinta National Forest, she was taking calls for the New York State Department of Labor. Tracey helped New York callers with their unemployment claims from inside her RV, parked 2,000 miles away in central Utah.
Ratcliff and her husband, Chris, are digital nomads. They crisscross the country in their motorhome, working anywhere they can get a strong cellular signal. But don’t call it a 24/7 vacation.
Tracey Ratcliff helped New York callers with their unemployment claims from inside her RV, parked 2,000 miles away in central Utah.
“No, it’s not a vacation. That’s the hardest part for people to understand is we’re not homeless. We’re not trying to be unemployed and just live off the land. We’re truly just working full-time and …

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Dylan Sigley on the Top 8 Steps to Hiring Freelancers on Upwork | Feed Leader

dylan sigley on the top 8 steps to hiring freelancers on upwork | feed leader

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Hello Dylan Sigley, I have been running my drop servicing business for a short time now and am STARTING to register clients. CouLD YOUS hare some tips for the BEST  wayS to RECRUIT freelancers on Upwork.Appreciation for the question!Yes, I can provide you with some good advice since I even have hired many different freelancers across the several years and now teach others how to be a part of the Dylan Sigley’ Drop Servicing Blueprint’ course that I teach.Here are eight tips that will help find great freelancers on Upwork to scale your business and present an exceptional service to your customer.Search a Freelancers with Extraordinary Job Success RateMy first and most essential tip is to hunt for freelancers with a high job success score. Every Upwork freelancer eventually gets an employment success score, otherwise applied to as JSS for brief.If you inspect a freelancer profile, for instance, “Dylan Sigley Web Designing.” It will reveal their JSS rate. The rate is out of 100 per cent. Freelancers that remains above 90% JSS for four months in an exceeding row are given ‘top-rated’ status, which implies these freelancers have provided their customers with great work, consistently.When you …

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Equal rights for employees and freelancers

equal rights for employees and freelancers

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Introduction
Background
EntgTranspG’s purpose
Federal Labour Court decision
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Introduction

On 25 June 2020 the Federal Labour Court ruled in a dispute concerning a freelancer’s information claim regarding her colleagues’ salary levels. The judgment is the first fundamental decision with respect to the Transparency in Remuneration Act (EntgTranspG). Pursuant to this decision, both employees and freelancers who receive their compensation mainly from one client can make information claims regarding the salary levels of their colleagues with comparable duties.

The term ’employee’ in the EntgTranspG must be interpreted in accordance with not only national law, but also EU law. Thus, the EntgTranspG’s scope is broader than the wording in Section 5, Paragraph 2(1) of the EntgTranspG implies.

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The plaintiff had been an editor for the defendant, a public television station in Germany, since 2007. She originally worked in online editing based on a fixed-term contract. However, since 2011, she had worked for the defendant as a freelancer on the basis of an indefinite-term contract. The plaintiff requested from the defendant pay equal to that of her male colleagues. She submitted a request to the defendant under Section 10 of the EntgTranspG requesting information about the criteria and practices used to establish the level of remuneration with …

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COVID-19 Hardship Fund Helps Freelancers Cover Everyday Expenses

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COVID-19 has made life difficult for freelance journalists around the world.As a result of the pandemic’s effects on the global economy, many news organizations have either suspended or limited the freelance work they commission.Valentine Iwenwanne, a Nigerian freelance journalist based in Lagos, had just returned from a long reporting trip in southern Nigeria when the government announced a lockdown on March 30 to curtail the spread of COVID-19. He started to send pitches he could put together from the comfort of his home, but had little luck. 
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Estonia first to launch Digital Nomad Visa in the EU | Business Leader News

estonia first to launch digital nomad visa in the eu | business leader news

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The Republic of Estonia, in conjunction with e-Residency, recently launched Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa (DNV).
Authorised by the Estonian parliament on June 3rd 2020, the visa will be available to citizens worldwide who want to take advantage of staying in Estonia for 12 months with the possibility to extend in order to support their working and living arrangements across the world.
Given that there are almost 5 million digital nomads in the world currently, with predictions suggesting one billion digital nomads globally by 2035, the digital nomad visa is hugely relevant for the current climate, with remote working and borderless working becoming the norm in light of COVID-19.
Siim Sikkut, the CIO of Estonian Government, comments: “If the global pandemic has taught society anything about the nature of work, it is that people value their work-life balance and desire freedom and security above all else. Estonia is offering the first Digital Nomad Visa in the EU to cater for the evolving needs of workers and freelancers, who are increasingly opting to become location independent in this current economic environment.
“We hope to encourage more businesses to provide their employees the option of working remotely, and to have Estonia, the most digitally-advanced nation in …

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Estonia first to launch Digital Nomad Visa in the EU | Business Leader News

estonia first to launch digital nomad visa in the eu | business leader news

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The Republic of Estonia, in conjunction with e-Residency, recently launched Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa (DNV).
Authorised by the Estonian parliament on June 3rd 2020, the visa will be available to citizens worldwide who want to take advantage of staying in Estonia for 12 months with the possibility to extend in order to support their working and living arrangements across the world.
Given that there are almost 5 million digital nomads in the world currently, with predictions suggesting one billion digital nomads globally by 2035, the digital nomad visa is hugely relevant for the current climate, with remote working and borderless working becoming the norm in light of COVID-19.
Siim Sikkut, the CIO of Estonian Government, comments: “If the global pandemic has taught society anything about the nature of work, it is that people value their work-life balance and desire freedom and security above all else. Estonia is offering the first Digital Nomad Visa in the EU to cater for the evolving needs of workers and freelancers, who are increasingly opting to become location independent in this current economic environment.
“We hope to encourage more businesses to provide their employees the option of working remotely, and to have Estonia, the most digitally-advanced nation in …

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