You may have heard of crowdsourcing – it’s the basis of how websites like TripAdvisor work. You want to know if that little hotel you’ve found on the net is actually as good as it says it is. You go to TripAdvisor, type in the hotel’s name and, hey presto, a crowd of real people will have left their feedback on the place.
Freelancers across Europe are escaping the worst effects of the economic downturn by using the internet to work with employers all around the world, new research suggests.
Facebook, eBay and the Android mobile phone operating system all generated rapidly increasing numbers of work opportunities for freelancers during the third quarter of the year – at the expense of Apple.
Sounds scary, doesn’t it? And sort of seasonal too, being that we’re so close to Halloween. But, while these ‘zombies’ may once have been living, thriving businesses, now they’re in debt and bringing in only enough money to just keep going.
If you’re a musician, you might be pleased to hear there’s some good news out there for you.
Freelancers working in Britain’s online industries are earning more money than ever before, new research reveals, as job opportunities grow and competition for their skills increases.
Say someone is thinking of hiring you to do a job. Say they google your name to see your website and check out your LinkedIn profile. Maybe they want to see if there are any recommendations for you – or any negative feedback. What are they likely to find?
We all work because we love what we do. OK, just kidding. If we’re lucky, we get paid to do what we love. If we’re not so lucky, we get paid for doing what we don’t mind doing. But the bottom line is, we get paid.
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