Upwork Still Good?

With the rapidly changing environment, i.e., ChatGPT, generative AI, the economic slowdown, and additional competition, a member of the Finxter Mastermind Group Oz recently shared the following macro concerns in the group: Perceived headwinds of Freelancing on Upwork: Before I’ll give you my perception of the changing landscape in freelancing, let’s examine these points one … Read more

Merit-Based Iterative Testing (MBIT) – A Modern Business Strategy to Building a Meritocracy with Freelancers

πŸ’‘ What if you built an organization based on merit, not CVs, human biases, or legacy credentials? You would grow faster at a lower cost! I have written extensively about the benefits of remote work and freelancing in modern organizations. But recently, one of my subscribers asked me to elaborate how to hire freelancers effectively … Read more

21 Most Profitable Programming Languages in 2024

This article shows you the most profitable programming languages in the world. I compiled the average income of all programming languages and sorted them in a descending manner in the following table: Job Description Annual Average Income Erlang Developer $138,000 Haskell Developer $126,000 Go Developer $124,000 Scala Developer $119,000 Python Developer $114,000 Solidity Developer $107,000 … Read more

10 Tips to Make Full-Time Income as Prompt Engineer

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» TLDR: Let’s get started with a quick overview of how you can make a full-time income as a prompt engineer: The Role of a Prompt Engineer As a prompt engineer, your primary responsibility is crafting and refining AI prompts that lead to desired outputs and integrating LLM technology into existing business processes using application … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling OpenAI API Freelancing Services on Upwork

The OpenAI and Upwork Partnership The partnership between Upwork and OpenAI aims to connect businesses with highly skilled independent professionals experienced in working with OpenAI technology. This collaboration brings together Upwork, the world’s work marketplace, and OpenAI, a leading AI research and deployment company, to offer a trust-driven platform for companies seeking OpenAI expertise. The … Read more

Moats – What One-Person Coding Startups Can Learn From Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett emphasizes building a business with a strong “moat,” or barrier to entry, likening it to an economic castle. For coding businesses, increasing this barrier involves enhancing skills, investing more money in high-ROI activities, and dedicating focused time. This approach, as Buffett suggests, makes a business more robust and profitable. I just watched the … Read more

11 Profitable Ways to Make Money as a Prompt Engineer (2023)

In the US, 59.8 percent of the workforce are white collar workers. Most of them will eventually be disrupted by AI tools. Many of them can already be replaced by large language models as shown in recent research: This will release much of the work in our society and causes significant prosperity for society overall. … Read more

55 Best Ideas to Make Money with Python

Python, a powerful, high-level, object-oriented programming language, is used in several domains, such as web development, data science, machine learning, AI, and more, opening many avenues to make money with Python. Let’s get started with the main ways to create Python-based income streams. πŸ“ˆπŸ§‘β€πŸ’»πŸ‘‡ Also, make sure to check out my other two articles on … Read more

Freelancer Project – How Pete Learned Apache Hive On the Job

In the vast world of freelancing, sometimes the most rewarding projects are those that force us out of our comfort zones. Pete Melgren, a freelance data science professional specializing in Python, had such an experience. β–ΆοΈπŸ‘‡ The project seemed straightforward at first glance: develop a Python script to read Apache Hive tables, including XML fields, … Read more