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nomad-surfing-sarah

My name is Sarah, and I am a digital nomad.

The term “digital nomad” is becoming more and more popular amongst travellers, and not only does it describe a certain way of working, but it actually encompasses an entire lifestyle. Being a digital nomad does not simply mean to be able to work from anywhere you want. As a digital nomad you make the conscious choice of not only working online, but also living the life of a nomad and herewith being location-independent. Most digital nomads don’t just have one job; a lot of them work as a freelancer in their free time or host a blog or podcast.

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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.

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tech open air festival berlin

 

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.

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How to improve your Job Success Score on Upwork

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.

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How I Learned a New Skill While Working a Full Time Job and Advanced My Career Nomadship

This time last year, I had a full-time job. My work did consist of some interesting things from time to time, however, I knew it wouldn’t make me happy in the long run.

It was time for a change, and I started thinking about what to do next considering my professional life. It was clear to me that in order to move forward, I needed to acquire some new skill(s).

I. Creating a Personal Roadmap

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6 Tips on How to Balance Freelancing While Working Full-Time Job

Before you step into the world of self-employment, think about what your work day will be like. Perhaps you should reconsider once again whether you can balance your full-time job and freelancing.

Working full-time automatically means that your personal time is limited. Therefore, finding the time for freelancing can be difficult. Needless to say, it requires a lot of time balancing. People who successfully joggle both are living proof that balance can indeed be attained.

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