7 Key Benefits of Freelancing on Upwork

benefits-of-freelancing-on-upworkIn this day and age, freelancing is the new norm of work and for any new freelancer my number one recommendation site is Upwork. It is depicted that in the next 6 years, Upwork will increase it’s annual freelancer revenues to $6 billion from $1 billion today. It is hard to ignore this numbers but I am not here to talk about numbers. Freelancing on Upwork comes with its ups and downs but today let me focus on the benefits of freelancing on upwork.

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Why Freelancers need to Research their Freelance Competition

freelancers-need-to-research-their-freelancer-competitionFreelancing is picking up at an alarming rate and the number of freelancers is tripling if not quadrupling by the day. With an increase in the number of freelancers, competition comes in. Competition for jobs is getting stiffer and freelancers are having to either improve on their skills, change careers  or end freelancing careers altogether.

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How to Verify your Skrill account using an Mpesa statement and ID Card

Verify your Skrill Account using an Mpesa Statement and ID Card

Being able to send money from Skrill to Mpesa (mobile money wallet) is awesome, considering the speed, convenience and fair exchange rates. But what happens when you log into your account and try to send money to Mpesa and you keep getting errors.

Well, the errors are mostly due use of unverified Skrill accounts. Freelancers keep asking what’s the best option out there to verify skrill accounts. There are various methods available to verify skrill accounts but in this blog post I will focus on how you can Verify your Skrill Account using an Mpesa Statement and ID Card (identity card).

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Online Courses for Freelancers – A Lynda.com review

Online Courses for Freelancers - A Lynda.com review

Gaining and advancing current freelance skills is very important in the world we are living in. The growth of businesses, demand for higher pay rates is being determined by the skills set one has.

With this in mind, it is important to keep learning new skills and improving on your current skills set. To learn new skills set has become the norm and with the digital age being upon us, one does not need to go to a classroom to get the desired skills and knowledge. All you have to do is have and access to online courses.

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How to Link your Payoneer Account to Skrill

Link your Payoneer Account to SkrillWe all need the simple payment method to get our hard earned online money into our pockets at the fastest, cheapest, most convenient and hustle free way. Following a request by some freelancers I decided to collaborate with  Cheptiony Mutai of TechTube VideoStudio to create this blog post on How to Link your Payoneer Account to to Skrill . *See Video at the bottom of the blog post*

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Reasons Why Every Transcriber Needs to Learn Captioning

Reasons Why Every Transcriber Needs to Learn Captioning

Have you ever watched a Chinese action movie that has no captions (subtitles) ? Well, I have and it is not easy to depict what is going on unless you know Chinese.

Taking note that the subtitles available help one easily understand what is going on in a particular movie, I need to say that transcription and captioning (subtitling) go hand in hand – they are sister services.

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Critical Mistakes Newbies Make on Freelancing Websites

Critical Mistakes Newbies MakeNewbies are bound to make critical mistakes at one point or another on their freelancing careers.

I remember when I started out on freelancing way back in 2012. I got my odesk account suspended faster than I landed any job. I was making mistakes left-right-and center. I needed help but I was alone in an open sea with countless freelancers bidding day and night. I was getting frustrated and before I figured out the mistakes I was making I was on my third suspension. That is my story.

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