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With the plethora of freelancing platforms gaining notoriety around the world, technology is facilitating a global workforce shift. It also means it has never been easier to find work as a freelancer. But in many cases it has also increased the amount of competition, particularly in the services sector, where jobs can potentially be completed from almost anywhere in the world.
Technology has facilitated a global market shift that provides more options for freelance employees.
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As you may know, we’ve been hard at work at +Boonle, an online platform that flips the traditional freelance model on its head by embracing a pay-what-you-want model for freelance gigs. Designed to help new freelancers break through by building a solid portfolio, Boonle gives freelancers a chance to stand out in the increasingly competitive freelance economy, all while giving anyone seeking digital services access to top-tier talent at little or even no cost.

We’ve made some great progress so far: Boonle is fully live at boonle.com with more than 750 users, and we’re adding more every day.

Now we’re ready to build on that momentum with strategic partnerships with universities across the country, giving new entrants into the freelancing economy a valid starting point to kick off their careers.

As we prepare to take Boonle to the next level, we recently launched a page on Fundable.com, the largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to startups and small businesses. If you’d like to help us continue our momentum, there are a few ways you can support our growth:

1. If you are an SEC accredited investor or a foreign investor -
Consider investing in this financing round.

2. You’re not an SEC accredited investor but still want to help - - Help get the word out to investors that might be interested in this type of investment.
- Connect me to anyone in your personal networks that may be interested in this type of opportunity.
- Share our profile (or this post) through your social media networks.

You can see our funding profile and get more information here:
https://www.fundable.com/boonle

Thanks to all in advance and especially to those of you who continuously support me.
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If you're a small business owner, nonprofit organization, or someone who needs help with projects, here are tips to hiring creative freelancers.
#smallbusinesstips   #startuptips   #freelance  
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Thanks to +Matt Olpinski for the great write-up. Please read and share!

#freelance   #startups   #tech  
The freelancing market is more saturated than ever. New freelancers entering the market are met with endless competition and resistance. Where do you find paying clients? How do you compete with more experienced freelancers? How much do you charge? Should you work for free? How do you build your portfolio and get the experience you need to better your career? For clients looking to hire those freelancers, things aren’t much easier. How do you kno...
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I recently interviewed with Driven to Better about #entrepreneurship , #freelancing , #startups , and +Boonle. Check it out!
Antonio Calabrese is Founder and CEO of Boonle. Boonle flips the freelancing paradigm completely upside down by encouraging an all new client-vendor relationship.Traditionally, clients have a project and seek out a contractor or freelancer based on their portfolio, skill set, and experience. However, the market has become so saturated that it is more difficult than ever before for these freelancers to…
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A one minute video on what Boonle is. Feedback welcome!
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These are three of the hundreds of amazing families we've been honored to support at IACKids over the past four years. Your support makes it possible for us to eliminate the financial burden that these families face when their child becomes ill.
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1. Get your foot in the door first.
Don't share everything your company does when telling your story to someone who knows nothing about it. Write down your pitch and then scale it back to provide just enough information to gain his interest. Then, once you have him intrigued, dive deeper into the "why," "how," and "what" of your company.
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Here's how to make sure you can tell your company's story quickly and effectively.
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Never turn an ear from constructive criticism. It could be the very thing that saves your business.
Never turn an ear from constructive criticism. It could be the very thing that saves your business.
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The Future of #Freelancing  and the #Favor  Economy.
The Future of Freelancing: How to Get Started and the Favor Economy 34% of Americans - which is around 53 million people - currently freelance in some capacity. That number is expected to rise to 40% by 2020 (1).  Sounds great, right? It is indeed. But can this also be a problem? I think so and that’s what I’d like to discuss. The Problem: Market Saturation A rise in the number of freelancers will have the same impact as a rise in the num...
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#Freelancers  are rewriting the definition of #success  
“The nation’s 42 million freelancers are rewriting the definition of success -- and it has nothing to do with gold watches, but everything to do with time. Success in 2014 is less about wealth than it is about value -- the value of time, community, and well-being.” - Sara Horowitz, Founder of Freelancers Union A national survey from The Center for the New American Dream revealed that Americans are increasingly turning away from an economy that is...
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According to a recent study, over 53 million Americans (34% of the workforce) now #freelance  in some capacity - and that number is growing.

If you have ever thought about #freelancing , it can be a tough market to break into, but we're here to fix that.

Sign up at boonle.com right now to be the first to know when we launch.
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