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May 3

FREEZING ORDER

Once in a while, independent professionals change the world (journalists, for example). But once in a lifetime, a bunch of freelancers may even help to change the world order. That seems to be the case with the chain of events described in Bill Browder’s new book Freezing Order — a bombshell story of upsetting Putin’s regime to a breaking point with the West.

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April 29

SERENDIPITY

Chance plays a major role in business, and David Perell explains how to maximize serendipity as an independent professional in a freewheeling article. These are the highlights:

  • Build a serendipity vehicle (e.g. writing)
  • Be a connector
  • Prioritize your health
  • Zig and zag
  • Avoid boring people
  • The hotel bathroom principle
  • Find the fast flow
  • Ambient relationships
  • Twitter DM is a superpower
  • Go first
  • Ask for help
  • Networking events are over-rated
  • Don’t “Pick somebody’s brain”

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April 27

HOW TO INVEST IN CREATORS?

Many freelancers and influencers in the creator economy are not working directly for clients. They are atypical independent professionals. Some seek a different kind of funding or income, which is an obscure and sensitive topic. Respected blog Arm the Creators offers a comprehensive overview in an insightful article titled How to Invest in Creators?

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April 26

FINLAND’S FREELANCE PLATFORMS

Since we started compiling our list of European freelance platforms, we’re getting all sorts of suggestions. The best tip so far, however, came from Finland. Jere Immonen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health sent us a link to their comprehensive list of platform companies that mediate work in Finland. (We picked those focused on freelancers, and added them to our list for Finland.)

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April 25

TOOLS FOR FREELANCERS

Tools For Freelancers is a new project whose goal is to list all tools freelancers need to succeed in one place. So far, they have gathered over 200 of them: freelance platforms, timekeeping and time tracking apps, freelance management systems or CRMs, freelance invoice generators, time management tools for freelancers, etc.

TFF seems to be a helpful project where anyone can suggest a new tool. Good job!

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April 22

HOW TO BE INDISPENSABLE

The article How to Make Yourself Indispensable as a Freelancer by Sarah Duran outlines three elementary long-term strategies for winning clients and upselling your services:

  1. I hear what they need, not what they think they need
  2. I never, ever drop a ball
  3. I strategically and carefully allow scope creep

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April 21

BW DIALOGUE: ROBERT VLACH

The founder of Freelancing.eu Robert Vlach has been a guest of the latest episode of BW Dialogue — an established Indian business talk show hosted by Dr. Annurag Batra and fellow journalists from the BW BusinessWorld magazine.

The debate covered the latest freelancing trends and other themes from Robert’s book The Freelance Way, recently published by HarperCollins. The full recording is available on YouTube:

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April 20

DALL·E 2 (AI IMAGE GENERATOR)

Have you seen the new DALL·E 2 [Dali2] AI image generator that can create realistic images and art from a text description?

If not, you absolutely have to because its outputs are quite breathtaking. It sure looks like a microstock killer from the future, not to mention its disrupting potential for the wider creator economy. “Dali” may eventually put some microstock companies and less-skilled illustrators, photographers and designers out of business.

DALL·E 2 is developed by OpenAI, the company behind the famous GPT-3 AI language model for producing human-like texts. You can currently sign up to their waitlist for earlier DALL·E access.

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April 19

FREELANCE CAREER TRANSITIONS

The article’s title How to Change Your Freelance Beat in the Middle of Your Career may sound positive and upbeat. But its contents convey the hard truth: Even these minor career transitions are difficult for freelancers, not to mention the “hard forks” of freelance careers (i.e. switching from one profession to another). The fact is that a good name we may have built as freelancers is often tightly connected with our main expertise.

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April 15

WARREN BUFFETT’S INTERVIEW WITH CHARLIE ROSE

Something special for the Easter weekend: Warren Buffett sat down for a rare new hour-long interview with Charlie Rose to talk about what makes him happy, his daily routine, and his investments, naturally. At 91, he is in incredible form.

Note: The show’s archive of interviews in the Business category looks like Who’s Who of global business.

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