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July 14, 2021


Save the date month for the Freelance Business Month #2 — an online event designed for connecting international freelancers, scheduled for October 1-31 and organized by Elina Jutelyte.

Also, if you have anything to share with others, you can now join as a speaker.

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July 12, 2021


You can now pre-order the Slovak edition of The Freelance Way from Absynt as Na voľnej nohe. Absynt is arguably the best non-fiction publisher in Slovakia. Its founders, J. Koudela and F. Ostrowski, both went freelance to pursue their calling:

“The story of Absynt is also a freelance one. In the beginning, we decided to leave our jobs in a big corporation and do something meaningful, something that interests, fulfills and entertains both of us. A small company run from our living rooms moved to the office, and the dream of creating a workplace for the two of us morphed into a small startup for which freelancing is quite natural — after all, the vast majority of our closest colleagues and collaborators are freelancers too. If we had read Robert's book a few years ago, we might have avoided many of the beginner's mistakes that cost us a lot of energy and nerves to correct. And even though Absynt has been around for several years, we can still draw inspiration and knowledge about the rules of business from it. We are very pleased to bring the book in a Slovak translation, based on a revised edition for the global market. Get advice from the best — as we had!”

The Freelance Way has also been recently acquired by HarperCollins to be published in India and the whole Indian subcontinent in January 2022.

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July 9, 2021


Do you dream of owning a bed-and-breakfast place or a small hotel, perhaps? Read this brief 35-tweets-long analysis first to wise up a bit 🏨

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July 8, 2021


How to read less but get more out of it by Tomas Baranek is a must-read article for all freelance knowledge workers. It touches upon various forms of reading, taking (smart) notes, and even organizing your knowledge using the Zettelkasten system and apps like Roam Research.

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July 7, 2021


A geeky tip for individual stock-picking investors that will give you some Awwwwwwww moments: StockRover is an awesome-yet-paid stock screener chosen as #1 in 2021 for buy-and-hold investors by Investopedia. Best of all, you can have 2 weeks for free 🤓

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July 6, 2021


Little-known European Lindat translator based on Cubbitt models is one of the best in the world — beating both Google and DeepL AI translators, and even passing a “Turing translation test” where its results are indistinguishable from human translation. However, professional human translators are still much better at translating more complex texts.

You can try Lindat online for free to translate between 6 European languages: English, French, German, Russian, Polish, and Czech.

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July 5, 2021


Today, we have added 35 new items to our expanding list of 350 European freelance platforms, resources, communities, groups, marketplaces, and websites. If you know of any resource that is missing, let us know! The list is especially useful for freelancers looking to expand their professional network in Europe.

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July 5, 2021


Facebook is launching, a newsletter platform similar to Substack or Revue (owned by Twitter). Quality newsletters are a huge trend, sucking creative professionals and their content out of overcrowded and ever-more-toxic social media networks while also allowing them to earn from subscriptions.

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July 1, 2021


If you are a freelance developer or a small website owner crushed by Big Tech monopolies and their one-sided policies, here is some good news. Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and others will be prevented from abusing their dominant position by a set of new U.S. laws, explains David Hansson.

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June 30, 2021


About Creators, for Creators — that’s a tagline of a superb YouTube channel Colin and Samir co-founded by the two pioneers of creator economy, Colin Rosenblum and Samir Chaudry. They also sent out a regular newsletter for creators at The Publish Press.

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