Freelancers Union: The state of freelancing in Pakistan

SOURCE: FREELANCERS UNION

Over the last few years, the biggest and the most positive change we have seen in Pakistan, is the change in mindset. When I started freelancing in 2008, I was wary of telling people that I work from home. It was kind of a stigma. Over the years this has changed, now you see freelancers are perceived to be in a high-income bracket gaining more respect, more acceptance and more money! Although the stigma is still prevalent things are way better than before. Read more…

Bankless Times: Transpay preaches iteration and agile design to keep pace with customer demands

SOURCE: BANKLESS TIMES

Be adaptable. The easiest way is to ask your customers what they want then build it. That is what Transpay did a few years ago, Senior Vice President Nagarajan Rao told me at this fall’s Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas. Transpay is a global B2B/B2P cross border payments platform. Its technology enables instant transfers in local currencies across an independent proprietary network to a bank account or pickup location. Read more…

How to prepare yourself for the coming gig economy

SOURCE: BIZ JOURNALS

Freelancing is on the rise and this presents huge opportunities for workers, as well as the businesses that can leverage their skills to gain competitive advantage. In looking globally at this phenomenon, also referred to as the “gig economy,” it’s even more remarkable. New, highly skilled talent based in developing nations such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and India is now readily available to U.S. companies, and U.S. freelancers are now able to sell their services globally as well. Read more…

Takeaways from Phocuswright 2015: Payments in the Home-Rental Industry

Our first-time at the Phocuswright Conference was a success. We exhibited, we mingled and we soaked up the insights being shared by this year’s speakers. As an event dedicated to “travel innovation,” the discussions that stuck with us centered on the innovations in alternate lodging, namely home-sharing and vacation rentals. The rising global popularity brings up the question, how are these platform handling payments to their increasingly global homeowners? Read more…