Youth Employment Program

Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar in collaboration with KP IT Board will provide four weeks of free training on “Freelancing”. The training will include setting up accounts on different marketplaces such as fivver, peopleperhour, upwork, applying for jobs/projects, setting up payment methods and a lot more.

Procedure

  • Fill and submit the form.
  • Wait for the E-Mail.
  • Appear for the interview.

You will be notified the date of the interview through E-Mail.

Requirements

  • KP Domicile
  • Good Communication Skills (Written/Spoken English)
  • Female students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Existing Freelancers are welcome to take their skills to the next level.

This training will be conducted in 7 divisions of KPK which are Peshawar, Mardan, Malakand, DI Khan, Bannu, Kohat & Hazara

For Registration visit http://www.youthemp.com/registration/

NXTGEN 2016

NXTGENabNXTGEN 2016 will be held from April 04-30, 2016 and it is being organized by Peshawar 2.0 (peshawar2.org). Peshawar2.0 has created a PKR 1 Million Scholarship Fund to provide accelerated education to Ten (10) aspiring Designers, Coders and Artists in NXTGEN 2016. NXTGEN (Next Generation) is a movement of young people. NXTGEN is designed as an accelerated and hands-on learning initiative for inspiring and educating our future techies, designers, artists and entrepreneurs in Peshawar2.0.

In 2015, more than 100 enthusiastic and passionate techies, designers and artists attended NXTGEN sprints and workshops at Basecamp. 70 individuals from 15 campuses in KPK were given scholarships, who received accelerated education in the areas of Technology, Design, Art, Communication, and Entrepreneurship.

Workshops and Sprints of NXTGEN

  • Dress Up Your CV
  • Learn the Art of Pencil Sketching
  • Learn to Code iOS Apps
  • Learn the Art of Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Master the Basics of Adobe Photoshop
  • Build a Million-Dollar Android App
  • How to Become a Better Photographer
  • Arduino: Hands-On Introduction with Projects
  • Learn How to Earn with Freelancing
  • Biology going Digital: What is Bioinformatics & Computational Biology?
  • Master the Basics of Adobe Illustrator
  • Become a Rockstar Social Media Marketer
  • Learn the Basics of Search Engine Optimization
  • WordPress: Design Websites in 2 Hours
  • Introduction to the Art of Calligraphy
  • Create & Animate Stop Motion Videos
  • Paint What you See: Introduction to Digital Painting
  • Convert you Idea into a Startup
  • Learn the Basics of Fashion Illustration

P2 Scholarship Fund Application Form (Deadline: 30th March 2016, 10:00 pm PST)

http://goo.gl/forms/ruogygQlUw

Calendar

http://bit.ly/1T2VAFf

Tickets

http://goo.gl/forms/iYNWQatAyk

NXTGEN Booklet

http://bit.ly/1pVn702

Call for Guest Blogging

This is an open invitation for everyone to post a guest post on my blog. You can write on the following topics

  1. Freelancing
  2. Open Source
  3. Tech News (Any latest advancement in the field of IT, Telecom)
  4. Howto's
  5. Blogging Tips and Tricks

Guidelines:

  1. The content should be original and should not be copy pasted from any other source plus you commit not to post the same article on any other blog/website.
  2. You can add 1 link to your blog plus your twitter username.
  3. Guest post should  be atleast 300 words long.
  4. You can post your introduction at the end of your blog post.
  5. I reserve the right to accept/reject and even edit your blog post.
  6. You can submit your blog posts via email for consideration. My email address is usman (at) usmanshahzada.com

Online Marketplace for Pakistani Freelancers

I want to setup a new online marketplace for Pakistani Contractors/Freelancers. More details of this project can be found here. The idea is to bring more projects to Pakistan and projects can be data entry, content writing, web design/software development etc.

Now the question is why need of a new online marketplace when there are websites like odesk, elance, freelancer etc.  The answer is that there are so many contractors registered on these websites that makes tough for the new entrants to land their first job. I get many queries or comments like how to get money from skrill etc, so another idea is to support local payment methods for the contractors that is Easy Paisa, Online Bank Transfer, Mobi Cash or Timepey etc.

Go through the link above and let me know your suggestions/comments/wishlist etc.

Freelancer acquires VWorker

Freelancer.com, the online freelance market place has acquired VWorker.com (previously known as rentacoder.com).  All vWorker accounts are being migrated into freelancer and this migration includes profile, balances, reputation, messages, existing and past projects, feedback, attachments and more. This migration may take upto two weeks.

Contractors/Workers who were using the same email address on both vworker and freelancer, their accounts have been merged. And those who didnt have an account on freelancer before, they have been provided with a temporary username/password. Both username and password can be changed after signing in. Freelancer will also be giving a unique VWorker Foundation Member Badge to the accounts migrated from VWorker.

And if contractors were using different email addresses for vworker and freelancer their accounts are not merged, they can contact the support (support@freelancer.com) to merge their accounts.

Freelancer.com previously also acquired scriptlance (another online market place) in July 2012. After the acquisition of VWorker, freelancer now has 6,678,016 freelancers.

For other FAQs you can have a look at http://www.freelancer.com/media/vWorkerMigrationFAQ.pdf