The Freelance Revolution in India is the Next Big Thing! Are you ready for it, Seattle?

It’s no longer a secret that India has the second largest freelance workforce on earth, after US. The unprecedented technological disruption, increasing ease in doing business and the perfect demography are fuelling a transformation in the Indian talent eco-system that is making it truly global.

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8 Cool things that you can expect from freelancing platforms in 2020

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The booming growth of freelancing over the past few years has made networking platforms, the natural launch pad of choice for most giggers. So if you are a highly skilled freelancer joining a platform, these are the 8 basic things that you would want them to provide for a great boost to your career this year:

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Freelancing for American companies? 4 key things that you need to know

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Freelancing has changed the traditional dynamics between talent and value in India. People are scaling up the skill ladder rapidly freeing themselves from the claustrophobic boundaries of a designated full-time position. Today, one can sip coffee at Fort Mumbai while working on the most exciting of projects in LA or Seattle- intersecting domains and geographies in a jiffy.

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The Emerald City is ready to embrace the big change. Are you?


Although famous for its crazy coffee-culture, nowadays the biggest buzz of Seattle comes from its small-business & startup communities. Ideas are brewing and technology is fuelling massive growth in the emerald city. The fastest-growing companies that are based in Seattle operate in a wide range of industries, right from food & real estate to bicycle manufacturing and other tech-related areas.


Now that the city is not just running on its espresso, but also innovative and exciting technology, let’s have a look at the three companies that represent the true spirit of the startup scene in the city. Though very young, all of them show enough promise through their brilliant ideas and transformative technology and are based somewhere in Seattle.
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Seattle – The next favourite stop of Silicon Valley?


In the last ten years, the tech scene in Seattle has changed quite dramatically. According to a new report, no city has added more tech jobs in the last two years than Seattle. Although it is a second-tier startup city, the Seattle region is rated as the second-best tech market in the nation after the Bay area. Home to the biggest tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft and with the abundance of tech talent, plus an excellent university with a stellar computer-science & engineering department, Seattle is brimming with ideas and immense possibilities.

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Are you ready to embrace a workforce that is 50% freelance?

A long –term employee or a full-time freelancer? Here’s what you should know before you take a leap


The gigonomy has grown beyond one’s imagination and it’s still on the rise. According to an Intuit study, 43% of Americans will work as independent contractors by the end of 2020. It has always been predicted that people will likely switch jobs over their careers, looking for better opportunities. The gig economy is simply recognized as a natural extension of this pattern that provides a better work-life balance. Although this modern & flexible arrangement feels very synonymous with the millennial gen, a survey conducted by Payoneer revealed that in America, every 1 in 3 freelancers is over the age of 50.


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The mantra to fetch more work is ‘Network’

Picture this: you’ve signed into your social media account, you get page recommendations, you click and turns out there’s another freelancer with a similar skillset in close proximity. What do you do? Do you check out the freelancer’s profile or consider them as a threat and competition? Do you fear that your clientele would stumble upon the other freelancers’ profile and hence you should prove you are a superior freelancer? If you feel that way, you shouldn’t.

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The market is evolving, so is the skillset. Is your workforce ready?

About one-third of the core skillsets in most jobs will be soon replaced by the new ones. The lack of understanding of these disruptive changes will be one of the major barriers to this progression. There is a constant, fundamental transformation taking place in the way we work today. With the growing market and the changing work culture, the skillsets required in a workplace are also changing day-by-day. Subjects like Data Science, content management, statistical modelling, digital marketing and so on are gaining momentum. This is not the time to relax and wait for the events to unfold. Organisations have to be prepared for the future, while recognizing the changing talent requirements and redefine it accordingly.


In large organisations, the employers are focusing more on investing into training and development programs. Skill development has become one of the most important course of actions. However, for SMEs, the challenge still persists. The resources are limited, so is the skillset. So how do small organisations keep up with the rising competition?

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Workforce without borders: No longer a distant future

SMEs face newer challenges with the ever-changing complexity of global businesses. As customers get more demanding and competition gets more intense, companies try harder to stay agile, innovative and profitable. This is why, it is necessary for companies to have their workforce aligned with their business goals, rather than just being a tool for enhancing operational efficiency. In order to be flexible and adaptable to enable people to respond faster to changing business needs, a global workforce is a must.


A few decades ago, employers would’ve turned down the idea of hiring someone they’ve never met in person to complete and submit an important task over the internet. But in today’s world of rapidly changing technology, businesses of all sizes and industries are turning to freelance and contract workers as an affordable way to run operations without ever meeting these partners face-to-face.


Outsourcing workforce without borders gives business owners the opportunity to learn, adapt, grow and evolve without being country-specific or geography-dependant. It allows more freedom and flexibility in decision-making.

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The key factor every SME should note to increase its operational deficiency

The ever-changing technological trends, global competition and the immense opportunities have brought on board even the smallest businesses. This phase of the reinvention of the SMEs has now enabled them to operate in the same environment as the large-scale industries. However, the larger corporations have an edge on this as they have the luxury of tapping into abundant resources and get things done.


Typically, the challenges faced by an SME in a globalized ecosystem include limited resources, lack of financial benefits, poor administration and management access. When you run a small or a medium enterprise, managing higher expenses becomes difficult. Because of the limited skillset, you need to hire resources; And while doing so, the cost versus the productivity ratio needs to be taken care of specifically. This calls for SMEs to improve and elevate the levels of their operational efficiency.


Enhanced operational efficiency helps in reducing wastage of resources, increases profit and also gives a competitive edge to small businesses.

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