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May 14

CAREER PATH AHEAD

“Is SEO a good career path?” asks SEO consultant Jan Onesork in his article, giving 3 solid answers why he thinks so, 14 years after he started. Asking such questions in retrospect and having at least some working career strategy is vital for long-term freelance success. You can also think of it as of potential mental exercise: What makes your profession a good career choice?

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May 13

NURI (FORMER BITWALA)

With fintech banks like Revolut, European banking has been making leaps into the future. Another example is the German Nuri (formerly Bitwala) bank account, available to all residents of the European Economic Area.

Powered by the Bank-as-a-Service Solarisbank platform, Nuri offers a free all-in-one bank account, crypto wallets and trading service, useful to many freelancers. You can register via this link to get a €15 bonus.

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May 12

OPEN SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORMS

You can’t just take your followers and leave Facebook, don’t you? A similar issue now emerges with so-called subscription platforms. That is why Open Subscription Platforms project divides them in two categories, based on their business model:

  1. 👍 Open platforms give creators full ownership of payments and customer data: Substack, Revue, Ghost, Podia, WooCommerce, Memberful, etc.
  2. 👎 Closed platforms keep creators locked in: Medium, Patreon, Twitch, Convertkit, Gumroad

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May 10

CREATOR ECONOMY

“Social-media platforms used to get most of their content for free. That dynamic is changing,” writes The Economist in a visionary article The new rules of the “creator economy” about sweeping changes that will benefit many freelancers. The ways for monetizing original content online — like Substack or Buy me a coffee — have multiplied in recent years, but it is probably only a glimpse of a boom to come. (Enter your email to pass Economist’s paywall.)

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May 9

OUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY

May 9 marks the 1st anniversary since launching Freelancing.eu — as well as Europe Day, celebrating peace and unity in Europe 🎉 We now have:

Thanks for the wonderful first year! 💙

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May 7

EU’S NEW FORMS OF WORK

There has been a huge surge of new forms of work across European countries, many of them related to freelancing. Eurofund’s article titled New forms of employment in Europe – How new is new? outlines nine most common ones: ICT-based mobile work, platform work, collaborative employment, casual work, job sharing, interim management, employee sharing, portfolio work, and voucher-based work.

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May 5

HARPERCOLLINS’ FREELANCE WAY

HarperCollins, a world-leading book publisher, has purchased The Freelance Way publication rights for all seven countries on the Indian subcontinent — home to 1.7 billion people, many of them freelancers ✌️

The European book, written by Robert Vlach, presents the best business practices, tools and strategies for freelancers. The HarperCollins’ edition shall be available across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.

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May 4

SUPPORT, NOT MARKETPLACES

Few freelancers trust online marketplaces to bid for clients against other freelancers. But it is quite the opposite with support platforms that provide freelancers with benefits and networking opportunities. Good examples, including Freelancing.eu, are mentioned in a new Forbes article Where To Get Help Building Your Freelance Career by Jon Younger.

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April 30

.EU WEB AWARDS

If you run your freelance website on .EU domain, you can nominate it for .EU Web Awards online competition — or vote for Freelancing.eu in the Laurels category of educational, charitable, and pan-European projects 👍

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April 29

CAMPERGURU HAS LAUNCHED

CamperGuru, a list of the best camping spots in Europe for digital nomads, has launched.

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