Second day at TOA for us started with a keynote / ignite talk from Nate Levin, Producer at IMVU. Many of you might have heard of IMVU from Lean Startup book written by Eric Reis. Nate’s Virtual Worlds, Transformational Festival Cultural Ethos, and the future of Social VR keynote was organized around three topics: IMVU, Ascent to Social VR and Burning Man, a festival that takes place in Nevada desert, near Black Rock city.
Tech Open Air is an annual technology festival that takes place in Berlin, Germany. It first started in 2012 as the very first tech festival organised through crowdfunding. The festival has developed into a well known tech gathering that brings together technology, music, art and science.
This year, TOA festival will take place for three days with more than 150 live speakers and 175 satellite events around Berlin, enabling attendees to connect and learn from industry experts in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin. Attendees will experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations and live music at the beautiful Funkhaus Berlin.
Being part of the evergrowing freelance community has made me realize that, while working alone, sometimes you find yourself in a rut. This state often manifests itself as a lack of creativity, inspiration, and motivation.
Importance of work strategy improvement had an influence on young professionals. They imagined a low-cost office space where people gather and work together. Not only it is a relatively inexpensive, but also a very productive way to carry out an activity they are assigned to.
The idea came to a realization and so-called coworking spaces have begun to spread rapidly among the freelance community. Since the numbers of these kinds of spaces are increasing each day, every developed country has at least a couple of coworking locations within its borders. Croatia is one of them.
If you’re anything like me, the only thing that’s keeping you from living a life of epic adventure is your account balance. I was once so poor that my bank reported ‘suspicious behaviour’ when my mother deposited a chunk of cash for my birthday! Apparently that was enough to trigger the alarm at Barclays. Surely this is the financial equivalent of bitchy backtalk?
With Upwork’s recent move from 5-star rating to Job Success Score as a representation of a freelancer’s work quality, and client’s satisfaction with it, many of us were left surprised with JSS’s changes every two weeks.
What happened to me is that after a month or so, none of my contracts were finished nor closed. I only worked on already existing jobs, which my clients were very happy and satisfied with. And then my Job Success Score dropped from 95% to 88%.
After that, my JSS continued falling every two weeks, being only 79% at one point.
Landing quality clients and high paying jobs on UpWork is considered difficult for some. Many established freelancers struggle when it comes to moving up from low paying gigs. It’s true that competition on UpWork is growing stronger by the minute.
oDesk has recently merged with Elance, making it one of the biggest and most competitive freelancing markets under the name UpWork. Soon, Elance will shut down and all of their clients and freelancers will have to move their profiles to UpWork.
In order to decrease the tension and stress you are dealing with as a new freelancer, we’ve made a list of tips which may make things somewhat easier for you.
The 6 following tips will help you find better, and higher paying jobs on UpWork: