Help Exchange, or HelpX, is an online platform that connects volunteers, or Helpers, who are seeking accommodations rather than a salary with hosts seeking help. Helpers assist with various tasks, projects, or activities as listed on the network. Volunteers generally commit to four or five hours of work, five days a week, in exchange for food and housing provided by the host.
Gengo is a web-based human translation platform headquartered in Tokyo. The platform currently draws from a network of approximately 20,000+ pre-tested translators working across 37 languages. Translations can be ordered via direct order or API integration. The company name, “Gengo,” comes from the Japanese word for “language.”
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work. Founded in 2008 by Leah Busque, the company has received $37.7 million in funding to date and currently has tens of thousands of vetted, background-checked “Taskers” available to help consumers across a wide variety of categories. Busque founded TaskRabbit when she had no time to buy dog food, basing it on the idea of “neighbors helping neighbors”.
Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk, is a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely. In 2015, Elance-oDesk was rebranded as Upwork. It is based in Mountain View and San Francisco, California. The full name is Upwork Global Inc.
Upwork has twelve million registered freelancers and five million registered clients. Three million jobs are posted annually, worth a total of $1 billion USD, making it one of the largest freelancer marketplaces along with Fiverr.
99designs is the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. They connect more than one million talented freelance designers with creative people, genius entrepreneurs, savvy businesses… anyone who needs great work.
Freelancer is a global crowdsourcing marketplace website, which allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can then bid to complete. Founded in 2009, its headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia, though it also has offices in Southern California, Vancouver, London, Buenos Aires, Manila, and Jakarta.
Verbal Ink was founded in 2003 and has been faithfully serving its customers ever since. We established ourselves early on as one of the leading players in the transcription services industry and have built out our suite of services to include translation services, foreign language transcription, subtitling services, localization services, voiceover services, and a whole host of writing services.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF, /ˈwʊf/), or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is a hospitality service operated by a loose network of national organizations that facilitate homestays on organic farms. Australia with 2,600 hosts has the most host farms and enterprises, followed by New Zealand with 2,340 and United States with 2,052 hosts. The UK has 688 WWOOF hosts.
Microworkers is an innovative, International online platform that connects Employers and Workers from around the world. Our unique approach guarantees Employers that a task paid is a task successfully done, while Workers that successfully complete a job get paid.
The tasks assigned to Workers and paid for by Employers are simple and quick, mostly completed in a few minutes, thus they are called “microjobs”. These tasks include data mining, data categorization, data tagging, data labeling, data matching, sentiment analysis, event sequencing, transcription, content comparison, content evaluation, surveys, research studies, application testing and so much more.
Joining Microworkers is free, and as an International site, anyone from any country can be a member.
MoneyPantry is a personal finance blog with a focus on helping you earn & save more money. We scour the world to bring you extraordinary, unusual, yet practical ways of making and saving more of that all-important dough! This is NOT a Get-Rich-Quick site. This is a blog for those of us who want a better financial life. A blog for those of us who want to use our skills, knowledge and time as money making tools so we can get a side hustle going, make some extra money in our free time, save a little more of what we already have, pay off debt, and everything else that makes life a little easier and less stressful.
Zazzle is an American online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers (clothing, posters, etc.), as well as use images from participating companies. Zazzle has partnered with many brands to amass a collection of digital images from companies like Disney and Hallmark. Zazzle claims to have over 300 million unique products listed on the site.
Fiverr is the world’s largest online marketplace for freelance services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. Based in Israel and headquartered at Tel Aviv, the site is primarily used by freelancers to offer services to customers worldwide. As of 2012, over three million services were listed on Fiverr.
Bring rice and water to a boil in a pan. Use less water than you normally would, a drier rice is better for frying. Cover and simmer until the rice is cooked. Saute the onion and garlic in butter in an other pan. Stir the cooked rice, beaten eggs, salt, pepper and soy sauce into the onion and garlic mixture. Cook, then add chopped green onions. Cook until is cooked through. Rice is gluten-free and rich in carbohydrates. Main nutrients – rice: vitamin B6 and magnesium. Garlic: manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C. Eggs: proteins, healthy fats, riboflavin, phosphorus, vitamin B12. Onions: antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C. Soy souce: proteins, magnezium, potassium and iron. Butter: fats, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E.
Combine flour, water, egg yolks and milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites with salt. Stir the beaten egg whites into the flour mixture. Melt butter in a frying pan. Place the apple slices in the hot butter and fry them until they are caramelized. Fill the pan with the batter. Brown both sides. Top with cinnamon and honey. Main nutrients – flour: proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, iron, magnesium. Apples: fibers, carbohydrates, vitamin C, potassium. Eggs: Eggs: proteins, healthy fats, riboflavin, phosphorus, vitamin B12. Milk: calcium, proteins, riboflavin, vitamin D, phosphorus, vitamin B12, selenium. Honey: carbohydrates. Cinnamon: manganese, fiber. Butter: Butter: fats, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E.
Julienne the carrots. Spread the drained, canned tuna, matchstick carrots, chopped red onions and raisins over whole grain tortillas. Add hot or sweet chili sriracha sauce and squeeze lemon juice on it. Add salt and pepper, top with lettuce. Roll them up, roll them in baking paper, close the ends and cut them in the middle. Main nutrients – whole grain wraps: fibers, proteins, B-vitamins. Tuna: protein, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D. Sriracha sauce: Vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6. Carrots: vitamin A, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K. Raisins: carbohydrates, vitamin B6. Lettuce: vitamin A, vitamin C, folates, vitamin K. Red onions: antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C. Lemon juice: vitamin C.
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Ida Laura Pfeiffer (1797–1858) was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages. In 1846 she started on a journey round the world, visiting Brazil, Chile and other countries of South America, Tahiti, China, India, Persia, Asia Minor and Greece, and reaching home in 1848. In 1851 she went to England and to South Africa, to the Malay archipelago, spending eighteen months in the Sunda Islands. During her travels Ida Pfeiffer collected plants, insects, mollusks, marine life and mineral specimens.
Alexandra David-Néel (1868 – 1969) was a Belgian–French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels, including Magic and Mystery in Tibet which was published in 1929. Her teachings influenced the beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, the populariser of Eastern philosophy Alan Watts, and the esotericist Benjamin Creme. At a hundred years and a half, she applied for renewal of her passport to the prefect of Basses-Alpes.
Freya Stark (1893 – 1993) was a British-Italian explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as several autobiographical works and essays. She was one of the first non-Arabs to travel through the southern Arabian Desert. In 1927 she boarded a ship for Beirut, where her travels in the East began. By 1931 she had completed three dangerous treks into the wilderness of western Iran, parts of which no Westerner had ever visited, and had located the long-fabled Valleys of the Assassins (Hashshashins).
Eva Dickson (1905– 1938) was a Swedish explorer, rally driver, aviator and travel writer. She was the first woman to have crossed the Sahara desert by car. She was perhaps the first female rally driver in Sweden (1925), and the third Swedish female aviator (1923). On 3 June 1937, she started a car trip from Stockholm to Beijing via the Silk Road. Driving without any companions, the trip took her through Germany, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Syria and Iran. In 1935 she covered the Abyssinia Crisis from Ethiopia as a war correspondent for The Weekly Journal, a Swedish newspaper.
Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931 in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. She followed this with volunteer work helping Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal and trekking with a mule through Ethiopia. Murphy has normally travelled alone without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people.
Robyn Davidson (born 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about her 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels. Her career of travelling and writing about her travels has spanned forty years. Davidson’s desert journey is remembered by Indigenous Australians she encountered along the way. The majority of Davidson’s work has been travelling with and studying nomadic peoples. Davidson’s experiences with nomads include traveling on migration with nomads in India from 1990 to 1992. These experiences were published in Desert Places.
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