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  • Pakistan on Top 4 The Fastest Growing Freelance Markets in The World

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    The U.S. topped the world in the growth of freelance earnings in the second quarter, with that figure rising 78% since the same quarter in 2018, according to the global payment platform Payoneer’s Global Gig Economy Index.

    The next fastest-growing markets were:

    1. the U.K. (59% growth)

    2. Brazil (48%)

    3. Pakistan (47% growth)

    4. Ukraine (36% growth)

    5. the Philippines (35% growth)

    6. India (29% growth)

    7. Bangladesh (27% growth)

    9 Russia (20% growth)

    1. Serbia (19% growth).

    The report was based on a sample of the more than 300,000 freelancers in Payoneer’s network.

    So why is the freelance economy growing so fast in these countries? It varies by country.

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    “In more mature markets like the U.S. and U.K., many companies, when they want to employ people, want to take less risk,” says Eyal Moldovan, general manager of Payoneer. “That is why freelancing continues to grow at a very high pace.”

    There are also many professionals who voluntarily choose to freelance for lifestyle reasons, he said. “Platforms make it possible for them, and the work-from-home and gig economy is suitable for them,” Moldovan says.

    In one sign of the increasing number of people doing independent work in the U.S., the coworking giant WeWork filed paperwork for its this past Wednesday, saying it planned to raise $1 billion in its initial public offering. Many free agents who need office space have turned to coworking spaces.

    In other markets, a key driver of the growth in freelancers’ earnings is government-proposed outsourcing for industry, sometimes supported by tax breaks. “They are endorsing it,” says Moldovan.

    Take Ukraine. It has created a special taxation regime for IT outsourcers and product companies that release them from the value-added tax, notes Moldovan. It also lets them employ freelancers free of labor tax as subcontractors. There are also simplified foreign exchange controls for these companies.

    In the Philippines, the government-funded Rural Impact Sourcing Technical Training Project provides training for local talent with Information and Communications Technology-based knowledge to enable them to succeed as digital workers and entrepreneurs.

    In India, the government provides freelancing opportunities for local talent under Digitize India Platform program. The government also provides training in digital skills through the India Skills Online program and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship focuses on supporting youth, women, and underrepresented groups.

    Younger generations flock to freelancing

    At the same time, many freelancers in developing economies are young adults looking to get a foothold in a career.

    Pakistan, where many freelancers are under age 30, is a good example. “In Pakistan, there is a younger generation seeking more opportunities,” says Moldovan. “The domestic market isn’t big and developed.”

    Here’s how the generations stacked up, in terms of earnings, in Payoneer’s research.

    On a global level, the 35-44-year-old age group is doing the best at making money. This group contributes 32% of earnings even though it represents only 23% of freelancers.
    The youngest cohort of freelancers, those ages 18-34, made up 64% of freelancers but only earned 53% of total earnings.
    Those ages 45-54 made up 9% of freelancers and brought in 9.4% of earnings.
    Freelancers ages 55+ made up 5% of freelancers and brought in 4.9% of earnings.

    Source

    posted in Star Pakistan
  • ZOO503 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion

    Total Marks 10
    Starting Date Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    Closing Date Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Status Open
    Question Title Pattern of biodiversity
    Question Description
    Discussion Question:

    Discus about the Patterns of biodiversity in science also discuss that how paleontologist estimate the life of any organism.

    Important Instructions:

    1. Your discussion must be based on logical facts.

    2. Your comments on the topic should not exceed 200-250 words.

    3. The GDB will remain open for 2 working days/ 48hours.

    4. Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students. Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course.

    5. Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided.

    6. Questions / queries related to the content of the GDB, which may be posted by the students on MDB or via e-mail, will not be replied till the due date of GDB is over.

    For Detailed Instructions please see the GDB Announcement.

    posted in ZOO503 - Zoogeography and Paleontology
  • RE: MCM301 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion

    The way you look, listen, move, and react to another person tells them more about how you’re feeling than words alone ever can. Nonverbal communication, or body language, includes facial expressions, body movement and gestures, eye contact, posture, the tone of your voice, and even your muscle tension and breathing.

    Developing the ability to understand and use nonverbal communication can help you connect with others, express what you really mean, navigate challenging situations, and build better relationships at home and work.

    You can enhance effective communication by using open body language—arms uncrossed, standing with an open stance or sitting on the edge of your seat, and maintaining eye contact with the person you’re talking to.
    You can also use body language to emphasize or enhance your verbal message—patting a friend on the back while complimenting him on his success, for example, or pounding your fists to underline your message.
    posted in MCM301 - Communication skills
  • RE: MCM301 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion

    The way you behave with others reflects your personality. … Effective Communication skills play a crucial role in honing one’s personality. Communication helps individuals to express themselves in the most convincing way.

    posted in MCM301 - Communication skills
  • RE: CS510 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion

    I derived certain attributes that each RE approach has in common.
    Firstly, a RE approach consists of a certain analysis technique.
    Secondly, it uses a special notation to make it standardized and applicable for each analyst.
    Thirdly, it follows a fundamental principle to achieve a certain goal.
    Fourthly, there exists not only advantages but also disadvantages, making a RE methodology more or less appropriate for a modeling scenario.

    posted in CS510 - Software Requirements and Specifications
  • RE: GSC101 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion

    Yes there is a positive role as the eyes see the food and perseve it to the senses. If the food is neatly decorated and arranged we feel the urge to eat. Whereas the nose smell food and we get to know if the food is rotten or not. The aroma of the food also attracts us and we have the urge to it.

    posted in GSC101 - General Science
  • RE: CRW101 Quiz 1 Solution and discussion

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    In comparison with English verse typically characterized by syllabic meter, Japanese verse counts sound units known as “on” or morae. Traditional haiku consist of 17 on, in three phrases of five, seven and five on respectively.

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