Online Writers Take a Hit in Q1 Jobs Report

Freelancer.com has released the Freelancer Fast 50, which is the company’s findings on the fastest-growing online outsourcing jobs of the first quarter of 2011. The Freelancer.com Fast 50 charts the top 50 rising job categories in the online labor market quarter by quarter, providing a rolling, up-to-the-minute account of online freelance job trends. The top three trends for the quarter included the following: • Panda Pounds Writers: The most noticeable digital labor shift this quarter was not seen in what went up, but what went down. Freelancer.com has cited a massive decline in content writing jobs all across the board in the wake of Google adjusting its search algorithm. Article Submission jobs are down 29 percent, copywriting is down 19 percent and ghostwriting is down by 12 percent. • Hardware Design Booming: Every category related to hardware product design is…

Stylish Web Design

I do a lot of surfing around the Internet, probably more than I really should considering I have a mountain of work to do. Today I came across a site that’s pretty similar to my own. It’s a design blog that houses numerous articles for just about everything connected to the Internet. I spent a lot of time reading through all of the articles and a few of them really stood out for me, mainly the one I read about customizing user accounts on Windows Vista and the favorite article of mine was on the topic of how important joining a spyware community can be in order to keep on top of all of the spyware upgrades available for your computers. While many people tend to overlook it, I have to say that from a designers point of view the…

Poor Posture

My back has really been acting up for the last couple of days. It’s also linked to numerous other issues that I’ve been having over the course of the last couple weeks. I know exactly what’s wrong but don’t have the financial freedom to fix it. I desperately need a good computer chair, my poor posture has a lot to do with a sore back and very bad headaches that come and go. Another reason for my headaches are the fact that I look at a computer screen all day. Even as someone who’s been doing this for the last six years, working over 12 hours a day on my computer, I’m still unable to get used to it. I’ve even noticed that my eye sight is slowly starting to go as well. It would be great if I could…