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February 23

PAYONEER GOES PUBLIC

Over the past 15 years, Payoneer has established itself as a payment company favored by many freelancers, processing over $44 billion in 2020. It is now to become a publicly-traded company, and a recent Forbes article explains its contribution to global freelance economy.

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February 19

FREE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SUPPORT

As a freelancer, do you have to deal with intellectual property (IP) rights such as trademarks, licensing of creative work, industrial designs, inventions, patents, etc.? Then you can apply for Free personalized IP support granted by EUIPO.

Based on your application, EUIPO will provide you with a list of available commercial providers to choose from for receiving your free (pro bono) consultation. Tried and true, this is a useful public service of great value to small businesses!

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February 17

MOST SECURE MESSAGING APPS

The well-known Secure Messaging Apps Comparison website has been updated to reflect the recently announced changes in WhatsApp’s data-privacy policy. But here is a best practice: If you work with clients’ confidential data, make sure to use secure messaging channels such as Signal.

Note: The comparison currently covers Google Messages, Apple iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Element / Riot, Signal, Microsoft Skype, Telegram, Threema, Viber, Facebook Whatsapp, Wickr Me, Wire, and Session.

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February 15

300 RESOURCES

Here is our list of 300 resources for freelancers in 35 European countries. Reaching this milestone, we keep on adding new platforms, communities, groups, marketplaces, and websites to help freelancers in networking and crossing borders. If you know of resources that are missing, we welcome all suggestions.

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February 11

BBC: WORKING FOR YOURSELF

BBC’s 6 Minute English has covered freelancing in the newest episode titled Working for yourself. The overall impression is quite funny (like if they have just learned about freelancers from a dictionary), but in this kind of program, it doesn’t really matter 😉

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February 10

JON YOUNGER

Forbes has solid ongoing coverage of freelance platforms and trends thanks to a single writer: Jon Younger has written many quality articles (some of which we’ve shared) as well as a book titled Agile Talent. If you are interested in new platforms and trends in freelancing, Jon is an industry insider to follow closely — on Forbes, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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February 9

THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU

Things no one tells you about freelancing in Europe — an older but still relevant article co-written by 7 European freelancers from Portugal, Spain, Romania, UK, and Germany.

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February 5

SERBIA, UPRISING

Do you think your taxes are too high? Well, think again. Serbian freelancers and gig workers face serious over-taxation of up to 80% of their total income earned over the past five years.

The problem is so grave that they have formed an Association of Internet Workers and are calling out for international support, “to put a stop to this inhumane process that would definitely result in pushing the majority of already precarious Serbian digital workforce into poverty, unemployment and homelessness. … We are now asking for international support and/or counsel from fellow workers who have probably had to fight this battle in their own countries, as well as organisations and media that might be willing to help spread the word.”

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February 3

ZENCASTR

Speaking of recording Hi-Fi interviews and podcasts online, another favorite app would be Zencastr. It runs in a browser and works fine on slow/unreliable connections. The free version is quite limited, but at this moment, it allows for unlimited guests and recording time.

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February 2

CLEANFEED

For recording podcasts and interviews online, Cleanfeed is one of the best browser-based apps, used by the BBC and other media professionals. The standard version is free for unlimited recording sessions, while the paid Pro version adds more professional features. As Cleanfeed’s creators explain: “Coming from a live radio background we were used to higher-grade (but expensive) solutions, and wanted to make the same sort of technology widely available to all over the web.”

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