Upworks is so much more than a business platform

Upwork is a platform used for worldwide freelancing where professional can connect with businesses to perform tasks such as writing blogs and conducting remote administrative work. Upwork, formerly known as Odesk, is based in California, USA. There are currently more than ten million registered freelancer users and more than five million clients registered to the site.

However, Upworks is much more than a platform for professionals to connect with businesses, as they also offer some great advice such as the following tips on how to power through your “To-Do List” more effectively.

  1. Write down everything. Unless you have a photographic memory, you will not recall everything that you want to get done in a given time-frame, so to avoid added stress, make a list. Physically writing a list will give your mind permission to forget it so you can actually focus on the task at hand instead of focusing on trying to remember what you need to get done.
  2. Prepare and Prioritize. Make the physical list the night before, so when you wake in the morning you are ready to tackle the tasks. While preparing the list, think about what is the most important thing to get done and prioritize accordingly.
  3. Time management. On your “to-do list” assign a time-frame for each task. For instance, how many minutes or even hours will a certain task take to complete. In addition, bulk similar tasks together. For example, batch together all tasks that involve driving.
  4. Re-evaluate. We all have that one task that keeps ending up at the bottom of the list. At this point, ask yourself “how important is this task?” Then delete these tasks that don’t matter very much and focus on tasks that are important.
  5. Break it up. A “to-do list” can become overwhelming if you let it; therefore, if a task seems impossible, simply break it down into sub-tasks. This trick will get the task completed faster and more effectively as you will not feel bogged down and unnecessarily stressed.
  6. Delegate. There is no rule that says that you can’t ask for help in completing a task whether it is in the home or the office.


Distributed Canvassing is a Total Game Changer

If you or anyone you know has ever worked in the field department on a political campaign then chances are you know or have heard about the pains of “cutting turf”. Cutting turf is one of the many necessary time sinks that make up a campaign, and it is a tedious process that can be frustrating for any field organizer. Luckily, NGP Van (the leading progressive voter database company) has made strides to make cutting turf a thing of the past with their newest development: distributed canvassing.


What separates distributed canvassing from any product like it is its simplicity and easiness to use. All campaigns have to do is create a universe and script to their liking, at which point distributed canvassing will automatically cut up the turf into walkable chunks. Now, instead of wasting hours cutting turf field teams can simply give a list number to their canvassers who simply punch it in to the MiniVan NGP VAN app and get to knocking doors. In the world of campaigns time is an infinitely precious thing, and distributed canvassing goes a long way in making sure that more time is spent on voter contact rather than in front of a computer cutting up turf for the next day. By lowering the barrier of entry for potential canvassers to merely punching in a list number, campaigns will likely also notice an uptick in return volunteers as they will be shocked by the easiness of the process. Not to mention: having field organizers with more time to spend on other things is a priceless bonus as well.


NGP Van is known for its products that revolutionize the way we view progressive campaigns and has been trusted by so many Democratic candidates on social media especially that it’d be impossible to list them all. With distributed canvassing they are taking yet another giant leap forward, and with the 2018 midterms closer than ever it is refreshing to see NGP Van is still working on such a massive improvement of the current canvassing system. It is hard to even believe, but we could be seeing the end of turf cutting very soon NGP VAN hopes– certainly welcome news for any field organizer who has done the task before!


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Talk Fusion: Awards and Respect

When it comes to awards, a lot of people have various viewpoints on them in terms of how they feel about them. Some people think they are just a piece of paper or trophy. At the end of the day, as long as they know they are doing quality work and the customers are happy, they are happy, as they know they have done a good job. For other people, they live and breathe with awards and they want to be recognized as many times as possible. With Talk Fusion, they have already proven themselves to the customers. They have shown what they can do and they have shown what they are capable of as a company. They don’t need awards, but it is a good feeling, no question.


They felt very good after winning their second award from the Technology Marketing Corporation http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talk-fusion-video-chat-wins-2016-communications-solutions-product-of-the-year-award-300315095.html?tc=eml_cleartime which is considered a media giant. This award means something because this company really has a reputation that stands on its own. They have seen and reviewed a lot of products. Because of this, they have clout. When a company has clout, people tend to stand up and take notice of them. They know that an award from them is truly something special and it is an honor.


That is why Talk Fusion was supremely happy to win the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year award from them. They have worked very hard over the past ten years to make this product special and it feels good to know that people in the industry are paying attention. They are always concerned about the customers, of course, but they will gladly accept this award. The Technology Marketing Corporation gave them some mighty fine praise as well, which also made them feel real special.


Again, the talented workers of Talk Fusion, especially CEO and founder Bob Reina, know the work they are doing and how important it is. This award does not change anything in that regard. It is just something that is a reminder they are being noticed by a lot of very important people.

Skout: The new way to date

Dating can be a long, complicated process. When you are in the process of dating, there are many steps that one must take. You first have to find someone that is willing to date you, make yourself look presentable for the date. You hope that when you are finally on the date you guys have something to talk about and not just staring at each other in silence.With the wave of technology, there are now dating apps that individuals can use to take away some of the awkwardness.

There are many dating apps that a person can choose from, but the dating app Skout is by far one of the best dating services to use and millions of people agree. People like to say that the world is a small place, but that do not make it easy for people to find individuals who have the same interest as them. Having the same interests that a potential partner has, is one of the foundations of having a stable relationship. When you use the Skout app on skoutorganic. you will never have to worry about finding someone who has the same interest as you.

When you download the app, which is available on both the Apple and Play store, you will have to create a profile. Your profile will ask you simple questions like your name, age, birthday, interests and other things across that line. That is the hardest thing that you will ever have to do all the app. The app will search for people that is near and far that have similar interest and from there a possible love connection would be made.You will not have to worry about making a good first impression because if a person is viewing your profile then you already caught their intention.

The app is super easy to use and have a clean interface.You can just give the app a shake, and you will be well on your of chatting with someone that you will build a long lasting relationship or even a friendship.The app also has cute, flirty features. If you are chatting with someone that you feel a great connection with, you can send them virtual gifts.You can also promote your profile so that even more people can see it. You will never have to worry if a person views your profile and feel that you had missed a chance of a connection because you can see everyone that look at your profile.You will also be able to see people who have added you to their list.

You can also invite existed friends to this app. Individuals will never have to check their notifications manually because this dating app give their consumers instant real-time notifications.With an app like Skout, finding potential love does not have to be complicated anymore.The app has created an atmosphere where everyone can be his or herself because he or she will never have to worry about if someone will like them. The Skout app makes everyone that uses this app feel love.