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02
Jul

2021

How and where to get your first freelancing project?






There are countless reasons to start a freelancing journey especially if you are computer savvy and associated with any IT field.  To name few 
·       Be your own boss
·       End of office politics
·       Flexibility of workstyle
·       Balanced professional and personal life
·       Freedom to work from anywhere
·       Freedom to choose the projects you like
·       Freedom to choose the clients you are comfortable with
·       Earn higher than any regular jobs
and many more to count on. In fact, freelancing could be your gateway to the entrepreneurship.
At the same time, there are many challenges that freelancers or aspiring freelancers face. The one that would top the list would be ‘Finding the right opportunities and leads, regularly’.
Freelancers always have to ensure that they have sufficient work load to keep their wheel rolling. There are times when you may have more work than you can even deliver, while for the other times you have to sit idle.
For emerging or aspiring freelancers, the challenge is even bigger.
How and where to get their first freelancing project?
There are multiple ways you can get started to find your first freelancing project. I have listed a few options below. 
1.       Build a strong portfolio
o   The first step to start with a freelancing career is to build your project portfolio. It is not necessary that you have to show the freelancing projects you have worked upon. You can always build your portfolio using the projects you have done during your past and present employments. The same way you build your resume, you have to elaborate each project y...

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25
May

2021

Gig Economy and Flexibility it offers






What is the so-called "gig" economy, a phrase increasingly in use, and seemingly so in connection with employment related news?
 
According to one definition, it is "a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs".
 
While another definition goes as “A gig economy is a free and global market where companies and contractors (independent workers) set short-term and on-demand professional relationships that are both flexible and skill-based”
 
The latest attempt to bring a degree of legal clarity to the employment status of people in the gig economy has been beneficial. Gig workers should be entitled to basic rights, including holiday pay and many more rights, which will be discussed further in article. Flexibility - In the gig economy, instead of a regular wage, workers get paid for the "gigs" they do, such as a food delivery or a car journey. However, now a days it is not limited to the blue-collar jobs, but it has also gained a lot of traction into technology jobs and technology offering gigs are rising.
 
 An example of flexibility, Gig Economy is offering is of UK. In UK alone, it's estimated that five million people are employed in this type of capacity. Jobs include couriers, ride-hailing drivers and video producers. Proponents of the gig economy claim that people can benefit from flexible hours, with control over how much time they can work as they juggle other priorities in their lives. In addition, the flexible nature often offers benefits to employers, as they only pay when the work is available, and don't incur staff costs when the demand is not there.
The problem which arises here is workers in the gig economy are classed as independent contractors. That means they have no protection against unfair dismissal, no right to redundancy payments, and no right to receive the national minimum wage, paid holiday ...

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