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When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?

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Self-employed. Freelancer. Entrepreneur. Business owner. However you label it, these people are making an independent living by themselves and their businesses they have built. These “labels” often blend into one another: those who are self-employed consider themselves business owners, business owners consider themselves entrepreneurs, freelancers consider themselves self-employed. For those who enjoy...
When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?

Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

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Freelancer.com, a crowdsourced jobs marketplace, is strengthening the security of its platform against scams and frauds with two new mechanisms. The company has announced its 7 million users will need to register a phone number for security purposes, while their country of location will be identified and prominently displayed on the...
Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

Was it wrong to publish photos of the man who died on the New York subway? Of course! | Deborah Orr

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The cameraphone era has made it so we sometimes don't think something has really happened until we've got a snap of itThere has been much discussion over whether the New York Post was right to publish a photograph of Ki Suk Han trying to scramble off the subway line as...
Was it wrong to publish photos of the man who died on the New York subway? Of course! | Deborah Orr
5 Business & Design Tools Every Tech Freelancer Should Learn

Would You Hire This Freelancer?

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Would You Hire This Freelancer?
The Next Starfighter: Seamless Entertainment's Space Shooter Revival

10 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make As A Freelancer

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10 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make As A Freelancer

Hamish McKenzie Joins the PandoDaily Team!

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I’ve been remiss in announcing some exiting news for us today: Hamish McKenzie has joined the Pando team as a full-time reporter. Hamish contributed this excellent guest post two weeks ago, and we were all blown away by the writing and analysis. He asked if we ever paid regular freelancers,...
Hamish McKenzie Joins the PandoDaily Team!

Envato teases beta launch of Microlancer, a new online marketplace for selling small creative jobs

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Envato, an Australian firm that owns a variety of online marketplaces for digital resources including Themeforest, Audiojungle and Videohive, as well as a number of tutorial and media outlets such as AppStorm, Psdtuts+ and Creattica, has announced a new site today called Microlancer. It’s an online markeplace aimed at creative freelancers, designed to...
Envato teases beta launch of Microlancer, a new online marketplace for selling small creative jobs
The Elance for publishing: Writer.ly offers marketplace for authors needing commercial help
Wake N Shake Turns Waking Up Into A Multi-Player Game

Freelancer.com rolls out in Mexico as Freelancer.mx

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Freelancer.com’s job marketplace has launched in Mexico as Freelancer.mx, FayerWayer reports. The Australian company had already released a Spanish language version last July, which it rolled out in Argentina and Chile over the last few months. Freelancer’s CEO Matt Barrie had already expressed interest in Latin America in an interview...
Freelancer.com rolls out in Mexico as Freelancer.mx

How to create a rating system for freelance prospecting

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I just graduated from college a couple of weeks ago. Since I have been freelancing for over five years, earlier this year I made the decision to continue my freelancing after college and relaunched my freelance business under a new name. Between a full-time school schedule and word-of-mouth freelance clients,...
How to create a rating system for freelance prospecting

Workana hopes to introduce Latin America to online freelancing

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Workana is an online marketplace for remote work based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As we reported, the startup participated in the accelerator NXTP Labs, which gave it the opportunity to pitch its project to investors as part of its latest Demo Day. Workana’s approach has a lot in common with Freelancer,...
Workana hopes to introduce Latin America to online freelancing
Ziptask Launches Its End-To-End Outsourcing Platform For Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprises
Here Are Two Questions Startups Must Ask Their Most Engaged Users

Corbis Acquires Crowd-Sourced Photo Agency Demotix, After Its Move Into Apps

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Image giant Corbis has acquired Demotix, the crowd-sourced, breaking news pictures and video agency which launched in 2008 and recently hit a million images. The move follows Corbis’ investment in the startup after brokering a global distribution partnership. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Described by Turi Munthe, CEO...
Corbis Acquires Crowd-Sourced Photo Agency Demotix, After Its Move Into Apps

Chinese programmer fingered in Google attacks

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A Chinese programmer with ties to the government has been fingered as the author of the program used to carry out the high-profile cyber attacks against Google and other companies earlier this year. According to researchers for the US government speaking anonymously to the Financial Times, a Chinese security...
Chinese programmer fingered in Google attacks

The new economics of media: If you want free content, there's an almost infinite supply

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Writer Nate Thayer set off the media equivalent of a fragmentation grenade on Tuesday, with a lament about the state of freelance writing that sent virtual shrapnel flying in all directions. The main target of his ire was The Atlantic, which he says asked him to rewrite one of his...
The new economics of media: If you want free content, there's an almost infinite supply

Everyone's model of work is a job

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That's is the conclusion of a very long essay on startups by Paul Graham, and it's an insightful quote.The reason you feel most comfortable with a job (unless, like me, you're in the minority--a job would destroy my psyche) is that you've been brainwashed by many years of school, socialization...
Everyone's model of work is a job
Turf Geography Club -- now more Monopoly than Foursquare
Vendetta Online Space Sim Kickstarts iPad App To Become The Most Multiplatform MMO Game Ever

oDesk and the inadvertent freelancer - ZDNet.com http://bit.ly/9R4eFs

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oDesk and the inadvertent freelancer - ZDNet.com http://bit.ly/9R4eFs

Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts working on new space combat game

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Chris Roberts is responsible for some massive milestones in PC gaming. As the man behind the Wing Commander and Privateer series of games, as well as other notable titles like Strike Commander and the more recent Freelancer, he can rightfully be called the father of the space combat simulator genre....
Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts working on new space combat game

World’s Longest Invoice, Launched Six Hours Ago, Already Has 114 Entries for Web Development

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A few months ago we brought you the story of Carlos "Storm" Martinez, just one of many non-paying clients commissioning work on the web and not paying for it. The woes of the freelancer are long. But worse than picky clients, schizophrenic clients, and clients with anger issues, are clients...
World’s Longest Invoice, Launched Six Hours Ago, Already Has 114 Entries for Web Development
Demand and Google leave farm fight behind with “premium” YouTube channels
Here's how to transform your contacts into a digital magazine

Freelancers and SMBs - Ballpark is the invoice and CRM app you've been waiting for

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When you already have a pretty incredible app, how do you go about making it better? If you’re Andrew Wilkinson and the MetaLab team, you strip it down and completely rebuild it from the ground up. That’s exactly what MetaLab has done with Ballpark, its small business management suite, and...
Freelancers and SMBs - Ballpark is the invoice and CRM app you've been waiting for
Flawed sign-in services from Google and Facebook imperil user accounts

Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game

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There’s been a debate raging in the media sphere lately over the practices of a journalism-outsourcing startup called Journatic, which used to provide hyper-local news content to papers like the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. The service was dropped by several newspapers after it was revealed that...
Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game
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