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10+ Best Skills To Learn Online In 2023 (+ Online Courses)

There’s never been a better time to learn something new than right now. 

The freelance industry is booming. The demand for remote work is rising. And finding jobs online is getting easier. 

If you’re wondering about what are the best skills to learn today, I have a few suggestions for you.

In this guide, I explore some of the best skills to learn in high demand. Plus I’ll share a few online course suggestions to help you get started on learning each skill.

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What Is The Cheapest Way To Transfer Money Internationally?

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Getting paid is an important part of not just freelancing but for running many other online businesses.

Especially when you’re working with clients from different countries all over the world, receiving payments often becomes a challenge.

Mainly because different countries have restrictions on sending payments. For example, PayPal is not available in many countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and more.

As a freelancer, this usually means you have to use traditional ways to receive payments from clients. Or you’ll have to resort to other uncommon platforms. What you don’t realize is the hidden fees behind these platforms.

So what is the best way to send or receive payments internationally? Let’s find out.

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Upwork Exposed: It’s Time To Ditch Upwork For Good

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When it comes to freelancing and finding freelance jobs online, Upwork is arguably the first website that comes to mind.

It’s the most recommended marketplace by other freelancers and it’s the first website that comes up top on Google search results.

But, what most people don’t know is that it’s also the most evil freelancing platform on the Internet.

I’ve been asking freelancers to avoid platforms like Upwork and Fiverr for many years. And now you’ll see why.

A journalist has exposed the evil practices Upwork use to manipulate freelancers and make more profit from you.

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8 Easy Online Freelance Jobs For Students In 2022

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Surviving college is a challenge of its own.

You not only have to study hard to keep your grades up but you also have to find ways to cover your expenses at the same time

Most students take up minimum wage part-time jobs to earn some money. But now it’s more difficult to even find a job at a supermarket, especially during a time like the pandemic.

Thankfully there are much easier ways you can earn some money online. You can do them part-time while studying without messing up your college timetable. And earn a lot more than most other demeaning part-time jobs.

In this post, I’ll share with you a few different ways students can earn money online with minimum experience.

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5 Benefits Of Registering A US Company For Freelancing

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I missed out on many great opportunities over the years.

I turned down clients who offered much higher rates. And I had to turn down partnership offers from some great companies.

These deals would’ve made me a much better freelancer. If only I had a PayPal account.

Popular payment services like PayPal and Stripe are still not fully available in developing countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. And it looks like the service won’t be coming to these countries any time soon.

Most clients don’t want to pay freelancers via direct wire transfers. And having to register with weird payment services that they’ve unheard of, always makes them less excited to hire freelancers from developing countries.

This has been a problem for me for many years. It’s not just about PayPal either. When I mention I’m located in Sri Lanka, a third-world country, many clients make lowball offers. And sometimes even never replies to an email.

I recently realized that there’s actually a solution to all these problems. And that is to register a company in the US.

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15+ Best Tools For Freelancers (& Apps I Can’t Live Without)

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Today, I wanted to share with you some of the best freelancing tools that will help save you time and money.

In this list, I showcase some of the top tools, apps, and software freelancers can use to manage their clients, projects, invoices, fix errors, and basically supercharge your workflow.

I use most of these tools every day. I also included a few other tools, like time tracking apps, for freelancers who would find them useful.

If you’re a freelancer, or, at least hoping to become one, it’s worth checking out this list of freelance productivity tools because in this list I will tell you exactly how I use each of these apps to boost my freelance work.

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