How to Digitally Sign a Document for Freelancers

The advantages of storing files and documents as PDF files are numerous. Such advantages include versatility, compatibility with operating systems, document security and integrity, compatibility with browsers, etc. But notwithstanding these benefits, editing a PDF is almost impossible and can pose a bit of a challenge.

Many have adopted PDF as their preferred format, especially as many offices and workplaces are going paperless. And since it is easy and economical in terms of space and bandwidth consumption, the popularity of PDF can only continue to grow. But editing a PDF, when the need arises, can leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth if they do not know how to go about it or have to spend a lump sum to get it done.

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7 Incredible and Easy Ways to Make Passive Income for Freelancers

Freelancers go into business for themselves for many reasons, but freedom and independence is typically the deciding factor. I mean, what’s better than working out of a laptop on a beach or passive income for freelancers?

How about only working for 10 hours a week? Or what about 5 hours? Maybe even 0 hours?

It sounds like a pipe dream to quit your day job and build a passive income business or make a reliable income without putting your nose to the grindstone. But thanks to the internet, that goal isn’t out of reach. In fact, it’s really smart to create multiple streams of income as a freelancer.

But what is passive income, and what makes it different from active income? How do you make passive income? In this article, we’ll look at ways to make passive income for freelancers.

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These Places Will Pay Freelancers to Move

There are a lot of decisions that go into making a move, and one constant will always be the cost. If you’re lucky enough to work remotely, one of these places that will pay freelancers to move might just tip the scales.

I am a firm believer that every city in the world has at least one redeeming quality. And if you’re lucky, the place you find yourself in will have a whole host of them. Of course, these qualities vary based on the person assigning value to them, or perhaps the weather at the time of question, or even, in some cases, what they’re willing to give you to move to them in the first place.

Let’s stack on top of this that every developer, in the throes of a nearly-impossible-to-find misplaced comma or at the doling end of the phrase “but it works on my machine…” has also thought “I should give this all up and become a carpenter,” or “You know what sounds stress-free? A small farm,” and these places just might fit the bill for you.

All across the country there are communities that are growing, evolving, and embracing the change recent years have brought us. And in that spirit, they’d like you to be a part of it all. Let’s take a look at some of the places in the U.S. that will pay you to join in their noble endeavors, while also taking advantage of their relatively low housing prices.

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How to Become an AI Freelancer in 2022

So, being an AI freelancer sounds pretty good. You’ve got the skills and the passion, and you want to break out on your own to show what you can do on your terms.

Working for another party can be stultifying. Sure, it’s steady, it gives holiday and sick pay, and your pension payments get boosted, but being your own boss offers the intoxicating prospect of freedom.

But, hold on there, cowboy. AI freelancing can work out well, but it isn’t for everyone. Some people are better fits than others. So, before you take the plunge, it’s wise to cast your eye about a little to see if those sunlit expanses you have in your mind are anything like what tends actually to be the case with most AI freelancer positions.

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Coworking Spaces: Post-pandemic Office Alternative

The COVID-19 crisis has been subsiding around the world for some time, and many restrictions that impacted our way of life (and work) have been lifted. Now, in the post-pandemic world, many businesses still choose to retain the remote work model, while many others are insisting that the time has come for their employees to return to the office.

Whether you are a business owner, a full-time employee, or a freelancer, there’s no denying that this new shift is putting you at a crossroads. Should people continue to work from home, or should they return to the office, or perhaps, should we explore coworking spaces as the ideal middle ground that will appease all parties and satisfy their needs?

Today, we’ll be taking a look at coworking spaces as well as coworking hubs such as Freelancers Hub and what they bring to the modern business landscape. Here’s why these spaces may very well be the best post-pandemic alternative to traditional and home offices.

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Why Freelancers Need to Be Vigilant About Cybersecurity

Working as a freelancer represents the ultimate freedom for many as they break free from the normal nine-to-five structure and take control of their destiny. That attraction to independent work is becoming more and more appealing to workers, particularly the younger generation.

Accelerated by the pandemic, the number of full-time freelancers grew from 28% in 2019 to 36% in 2020. But, with so many people now working full-time as a freelancer, it’s important that we remain vigilant and focused on protecting ourselves.

Cybercriminals may target freelancers due to the potential for lack of security on their devices and less corporate support for adhering to best practices to safeguard themselves from hackers and threats. That’s why we are taking a close look at the cybersecurity must-haves for freelancers.

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How I Became a Top-Rated Upwork Freelancer

I wasn’t certain that being a “top-rated” Upwork freelancer would make a difference. I figured that everyone on that platform is treated the same way. But it turns out that being an Upwork top-rated freelancer makes more of an impact than you might expect.

My business has become more viable since I became an Upwork top-rated freelancer. I’ve enjoyed plenty of benefits for being top-rated:

  • It costs less for me to set up a Featured Jobs posting.
  • I get faster payments on my hourly contracts.
  • I get invitations from Talent Specialists who want me to send proposals for various jobs.
  • It’s also easier for me to find new jobs thanks to the Job Digest emails made available to top-rated freelancers.
  • My top-rated badge shows people that I’m trustworthy, as I have gathered years of positive reviews and feedback from my clients, including one-off and recurring customers.

Having a top-rated badge is critical for anyone who wants to be on Upwork. Having such a badge shows people you have a positive track record. People will be more likely to trust you when they know you’ve been doing your work the right way for years.

This guide is about how to become top-rated on Upwork. You will learn about many things you can do to succeed on this outstanding platform.

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9 Ways To Minimize Upwork Fees As A Top-Rated Plus Upworker

In this marketplace of work, individual talent is valued, and agencies can seamlessly connect with and hire contractors for jobs. When it comes to the popular freelance job marketplace Upwork, they maintain certain policies that safeguard clients and freelancers.

However, after some undesirable policy changes, Upwork now charges their clients and freelancers a higher fee for each job. This can cut into your profit as a freelancer, and make it more difficult to earn a better income.

In this article, we’ll outline how you can minimize Upwork fees and effectively work your way through these hikes.

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How to Increase Productivity: 10 Strategies for Freelancers

If you’re a freelancer, productivity is key.

You only have so many hours in the day to get your work done, and if you’re not productive, you’ll fall behind. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 strategies for increasing productivity as a freelance worker.

Follow these tips and you’ll be able to get more done in less time!

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How to Ask Your Boss to Work Remotely

Employment quickly transitioned from offices to homes in 2020 as the pandemic forced many companies to allow their employees to work remotely. We’re seeing a 200% increase in remote work since Covid-19.

So if you’re one of the many people who enjoyed working from home and would like to continue doing so, you may be wondering how to ask your boss to work remotely.

A lot of reasons contribute to this. Maybe you’re in a company asking you to move back to the office, but you don’t feel comfortable doing so yet. Or maybe you’ve been remote since the pandemic started and prefer it that way.

Whatever your reasons are, you must take effective steps to make your case to your boss.

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