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

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

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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Navigating the gig economy: finding success as a freelancer

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Gig work is a leading form of self-employment and an option more people are turning to. That doesn’t mean it’s saturated though! In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Virginia’s 2015 self-employment rate was less than half that of the national average. If you’re considering gig work, follow these tips for success.Find your nicheThe gig economy is large and varied. The first step is to decide what kind of gig work you’ll do. Assess your skill set and determine what kind of gig work you’re best suited for.

Develop a business strategyConsider how customers will find you. There are platforms specifically for gig work, but they usually take a cut. If you want potential clients listed in one place, it may be worth it. There may be other restrictions like price and client interaction. Alternatively, social media, a website, networking, and referrals are all good options.Determine your financial goalsIt’s important to know how much money you need to make every month so you can make sure you meet those goals. Be sure to factor in taxes, expenses, the platform’s cut if you use one, and a little cushion.

Create a realistic work scheduleMany people starting out …

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Freelancers urged to get involved with new study exploring their importance to creative industries

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Creative Freelancers living and/or working in Coventry, Waltham Forest and Northumberland are being urged to get involved with an important new study into the contribution of freelance workers to the economic and place-based impacts of the creative industries.The Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick is one of the partners carrying out the new study, which has been commissioned by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) and is led by Coventry University in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust, Creative United,Northumberland County Council, and Waltham Forest Borough Council.The study, launched today, will generate new insights into the business models of creative freelancers and their relationship to local labour markets, creative networks, supply chains and innovation ecosystems – as well as identifying the challenges that they face.As a first step, creative freelancers living and/or working in these three localities are being invited to complete a two-minute survey which can be accessed via this link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CreativeFreelancers/One of only six projects funded nationally, and led by the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University, the research proposal responded to the PEC’s open call for …

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Many millennials will lose money on July 15 — instead, save 25% with H&R Block

many millennials will lose money on july 15 — instead, save 25% with h&r block

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TL;DR: Save 25% on online tax prep with H&R Block.

Almost half of millennials are freelancers, and it’s easy to see the appeal. Being a freelancer means you’re your own boss, and that’s awesome. Even if you have a full-time job and take on side gigs from time to time, your added hustle can score you some much-needed extra cash. 
Until tax time rolls around, that is. 
If you made over $400 freelancing last year, it will most definitely impact how you file your taxes. And if you’re not smart about it, you could end up losing a large chunk of your hard-earned money on July 15, which defeats the purpose of hustling your butt off in the first place, right?

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Fret not, freelancers. H&R Block has a robust menu of easy-to-use online tax prep services to help you nab every write-off you deserve and keep your money zipped up inside your fanny pack. To kick off the savings, H&R Block is offering 25% off their online services. Freelancers will be especially interested in the Premium package for contractors and …

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Digital Partnerships Specialist (Freelancer) at bitFlyer (Luxembourg) – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

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Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs – bitFlyer EUROPE S.A. is looking to form and collaborate with a team of remote marketing specialists (freelancers), each specialising in one the…bitFlyer

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