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Beneficial Hobbies You Can Monetize

Can you imagine you can turn your hobby into a moneymaking activity? Yes, that simple hobby is crucial enough to help you generate income to sustain you during a difficult period, so a conclusion generator at mypaperwriter.com can help you to save your time if you have to make some research papers, besides if someone likes to write an essay they can also monetize this activity. You can monetize the following profitable hobbies: Writing Writing interactive or informative content and publish...
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Contra wants to be the community that independent workers are missing

Whether you’re working on something new according to your Twitter bio, or self-employed, according to your LinkedIn bio, founder Ben Huffman thinks his platform, Contra, will be the best way for independent workers to explain and monetize what they are working on. Contra is a platform that wants professionals to create profiles that show project-based identities, versus a role-based identity that one would show on LinkedIn. It’s been built for what Huffman thinks is the future: digital knowledge...
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How to Effectively Work With Contractors to Grow Your PR Business

As a solo PR pro, you’re probably used to doing things on your own, especially when it comes to managing your PR business.  And while it’s not always a bad thing to be in full control, it means that as your business thrives and grows, so does your workload. More clients means more of the work you love doing (yay!) but it also means more invoicing, more administrative planning and a lot more time in your workday. Sharing that workload with someone else (or even a small team) can help you ge...
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In the News: More Small Business Owners Shifting to Digital Payments

More than 4 in 5 or 82% of small business owners are now shifting to digital payments. And this move is in great part driven by the pandemic, according to the Visa Back to Business Study. And the increase is a whopping 62% from June 2020. Businesses are adapting to the needs of customers who are looking to limit their point of contact during a transaction. They now demand protection and safety at the point-of-sale (POS). Beyond in-store sales, small business owners are expanding their digital p...
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The Important Role Small Businesses and Independent Workers Play in Corporate Ecosystems

McKinsey's Ecosystem 2.0: Climbing to the next level summarizes ecosystem 2.0 as: In the emerging world of Ecosystem 2.0, data are the holy grail, the breakdown of sector borders is a given, and successful players try to lock in control points to expand horizontally and vertically across the grid. The article chart below (click to enlarge), which shows the 7 largest companies in the world by market capitalization, really jumped out at us.  The reason is small businesses and independent worke...
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The Growing Role Small Businesses and Independent Workers Play in Corporate Ecosystems

McKinsey's Ecosystem 2.0: Climbing to the next level summarizes ecosystem 2.0 as: In the emerging world of Ecosystem 2.0, data are the holy grail, the breakdown of sector borders is a given, and successful players try to lock in control points to expand horizontally and vertically across the grid. The article chart below, which shows the 7 largest companies in the world by market capitalization, really jumped out at us.  The reason is small businesses and independent workers are important bu...
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Upwork Launches Project Catalog

Upwork has announced the launch of its Project Catalog, a curated collection of predefined projects that customers can browse and buy at a fixed price in just a few clicks. The release is part of an ongoing expansion of Upwork and is expected to help businesses and freelancers to work together instantly on the Upwork marketplace. Project Catalog Project Catalog offers an e-commerce-like experience for businesses to quickly find what they are looking for in freelance professionals and pay a fi...
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13 cheap online courses that can help you land your next job, from writing cover letters to interviewing better

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Applying to jobs can feel like a tedious process. You can rework your cover letter and shoot an application out into the ether online without knowing much else. Just like any other skill, you can get better at applying to - and getting offers from - the right jobs.Cheap online classes can give you instant access to the expertise, expert advice, and feedback...
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15 affordable Skillshare classes to take if you want to boost your business, design, or tech skills

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Skillshare As jobs change, so must educational systems so that workers can learn the skills needed to succeed in growing industries.  democratizes education by offering thousands of creative, business, and technology online classes to students for a low price ($8.25 to $19 a month).Students learn from top teachers with real experience in their industries and share their work to receive feedback an...
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Online learning is growing faster than ever - we compared 4 of the top platforms to help you decide which one makes sense for you

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The rise of online learning platforms is democratizing education by allowing people to learn pretty much anything from home. However, there are countless types of online classes and platforms to choose from, which can be overwhelming.To make it easier, we compared and broke down the differences between four of the most popular online learning platforms: Udemy, LinkedI...
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Remote Work Could Double Permanently

Source: StatistaRemote work has proved to be an effective replacement for many companies and employees throughout the year. While the absence of in-person collaboration has been tough to recreate, workflow and the organizational structure of workers has adapted well for a majority of industries. While some companies are itching to get their workforce back to the office, others are making decisions now that could permanently move a large chunk of employees to remote work for the foreseeable futur...
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Turing nabs $32M more for an AI-based platform to source and manage engineers remotely

As remote work continues to solidify its place as a critical aspect of how businesses exist these days, a startup that has built a platform to help companies source and bring on one specific category of remote employees, engineers, is taking on some more funding to meet demand. Turing — which has built an AI-based platform to help evaluate prospective, but far-flung, engineers, bring them together into remote teams, and then manage them for the company — has picked up $32 million in a Series B r...
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Should Freelancers Establish Themselves as an LLC?

Are you considering forming an LLC for your side hustle or freelance business? Research from Upwork says 59 million Americans have done some freelancing this year during the pandemic. Small Business Trends contacted Dustin Ray who leads business development and growth initiatives at Incfile. We wanted to find out why freelancers should consider forming an LLC. Ray started with an explanation of the term and why a small business should consider incorporating: “The abbreviation “LLC” stands for l...
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How The Gig Talent Economy Can Help Your Organization Post Covid-19

by Hema Crockett and Jamie Jacobs, co-founders of Gig Talent and authors of “Designing Exceptional Organizational Cultures: How to Develop Companies where Employees Thrive“ We’re seeing it happen day by day. What we originally thought was going to be a few weeks of time away from the office, has now turned into several months of adjustments. Many organizations are 100% remote and appear to be so for the foreseeable future. In addition, employees have had to learn how to navigate a new and unfam...
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4 Sure-Fire Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Startup

Being in startup mode can be exciting and crippling at the same time! On one hand, you may feel a sense of triumph over the challenges thrown at you. On the other hand, the inability to manage crises effectively can make you wonder how you’ll keep your dream venture afloat. Scaling a startup isn’t easy. Every entrepreneur aims at building a successful business; yet, the bitter fact is that startups often have to face hurdles that threaten their existence. The recent Global Startup Ecosystem Rep...
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Millions of Americans Plan to Relocate Thanks to Telework, Survey Finds

NPR reports: An astonishing 14 million to 23 million Americans intend to relocate to a different city or region as a result of telework, according to a new study released by Upwork, a freelancing platform. The survey was conducted Oct. 1 to 15 among 20,490 Americans 18 and over. The large migration is motivated by people no longer confined to the city where their job is located. The pandemic has shifted many companies' view on working from home... Another study conducted by United Van Lines,...
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Side continues C-suite expansion with new chief operating officer

Side, a San-Francisco based real estate brokerage that partners with top-producing agents, teams, and brokers to handle back-end operations, has enlisted Elizabeth Tse as its chief operating officer.
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In the News: Local HVAC Business Adapts, Wins During Pandemic

It’s hard to find a business that wasn’t affected by shutdown orders in their state. Aside from restaurants and pubs, the home service industry was particularly hit hard. But that doesn’t mean that these companies had to just stop doing business. And this week, we found one local home service business that accepted the challenge posed by the COVID pandemic and appears to be winning. GEM Plumbing & Heating is an HVAC company whose business model revolves around its technicians going into homes o...
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How to find clients, land gigs, and make 6 figures on popular freelancing platforms like Fiverr and Upwork

Alexandra Fasulo is a freelancer who makes over $350,000 a year on Fiverr. Alexandra Fasulo You want to start freelancing to earn extra cash or pivot your career, but you don't know how or where to get started. These guides have all you need to know when it comes to landing gigs, talking to clients, showcasing your work, and bringing in a steady income on Fiverr, Upwork, and other freelancing platforms. Business Insider regularly interviews freelancers about their tips and tricks for makin...
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75% of Freelancers Say They Earn More from Freelancing Than at a Full-Time Job

Ditching the 9-5 grind and starting something on your own can look draining, daunting, and demanding at first. But the rewards often outweigh your struggle. It is not only about satisfaction, working for yourself means more money as well. According to Upwork’s report, 75% of the freelancers earn equal or more than when they were doing a full-time job. Upwork Freelance Forward 2020 Report The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way businesses and employees work. Now, companies and employees are in...
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Massive Unemployment Just One ‘Great Part Of American Capitalism’ Kudlow Insists

White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow is likely aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of Americans losing their jobs, including nearly 900,000 new unemployment claims just last week . But that massive surge in joblessness, he said Friday, is just part of what makes American capitalism great! “The talk is that a lot of folks became unemployed, most regrettably, but they’re sticking with it and they’re going out and starting new businesses,” Kudlow told Fox Business Net...
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8 Websites to Hire Software Developers for your Startup/Business

Your startup needs to see the light before someone else launches a business with the same product. For this, you need to work with expert developers who can develop the product faster. Easier said than done. Right! For a startup that just launched or a company with an insufficient or inefficient team, it is not that easy. However, the only way is to hire new developers who can make and take your product to people in order to survive in a competitive world. There is no excuse.Again, hiring a team...
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5 ways to kick-start a freelance writing side hustle

If you want to make money as a freelance writer, start off by finding your niche. Alys Tomlinson/Getty Images Starting a writing side hustle can be a promising career option to bring in extra income, especially if you're working from home during the pandemic. Choose a subject you love by looking at past experiences and figuring out what piques your interest, then begin building up your writing portfolio. Once you're ready to take on clients, take advantage of easy online platforms like Upw...
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SUCCESS INSIDER: The CEO of Upwork that connects contract workers with employers like Microsoft reveals how to start a freelancing career

Hayden Brown, president and CEO of Upwork Courtesy of Upwork The coronavirus pandemic will open more career opportunities for freelance work. Here's how you can build a successful freelancing career, according to the CEO of Upwork, one of largest job platforms for gig workers. Welcome to Success Insider, our regular newsletter for getting things done.  This week, we have details on Elon Musk's management style, tips for getting hired at Google, innovators in the childcare industry, how to ...
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Guide on Trade and Investments — Ideas to Make Money Online

With the rise of the internet and the digital era, people have been introducing new ways of making money through desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Some of these options are rather straightforward and pay you for completing tasks such as surveys, mini-jobs, and trying games or apps.Others prefer to try their luck on the freelance market, using their skills to earn a little extra, or even make a living. Writers, composers, teachers, translators, actors, and even dancers, have found places lik...
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Collective, a back office platform that caters to ‘businesses of one,’ just landed a hefty seed round

Americans and other global citizens are increasingly self-employed, thanks to great software, the need for flexibility, and because skilled services especially can pay fairly well, among other reasons. In fact, exactly one year ago, the Freelancers Union and Upwork, a digital platform for freelancers, released a report estimating that had begun freelancing. With COVID-19 still making its way around the country and globe, prompting massive and continued job dislocation for many tens of millions...
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Essential Tips for Game Developers to Get Their Talent Showcased

Being a game developer can be quite lucrative. However, it can be difficult for you to get into the gaming industry, and especially difficult to get into any sort of specialized field within the industry. You can take the following steps in order to get your talent showcased and find work more specialized to your talents. Find Your Niche You should think about the types of games that you want to create. It will be easier for you to get started once you have found your niche. You will also need...
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The pandemic could be turning the gig economy white-collar, if this summer's new freelancers are any indication

More high-skilled workers entered the gig economy this summer than in normal years. Carlina Teteris/Getty Images Upwork released a report that found 24% more people decided to enter the gig economy this summer than in a normal year. Adam Ozimek, Upwork's chief economist, said in a blog post that the widespread switch to remote work this year was a boon for freelancers. Freelancers also have the benefit of working for several different clients, Ozimek said, meaning they aren't reliant on on...
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Tech must radically rethink how it treats independent contractors

Adam Jackson Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Jackson is the CEO of Braintrust, the first user-controlled talent network that connects organizations with world-class tech talent. He also co-founded telemedicine company Doctor On Demand and blockchain-focused digital asset management company Cambrian Asset Management. Despite a surging stock market and many major tech players having record quarters, we’re still seeing layoffs ...
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What Freelancers Want: How to Attract Freelance Talent

What Freelancers Want: How to Attract Freelance Talent With many companies having laid off millions of people due to the pandemic the use of freelance talent is going to grow immensely in the next year. Platforms like Upwork have already reported huge increases in demand this year and that trend is unlikely to diminish. So […]
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