Discount Gigs Platform – Growing Participants at 100% Per Month – Will These Low Cost Gigs Expand the Market?

When products and services move to low-cost, more advanced platforms they often help expand the entire marketplace. When reviewing gig platforms, the very first thing you review is total cost. The largest gig platforms charge as much as 27-28% of every dollar. In today’s internet this is beyond over charging.

Canada in Crisis Amid Coronavirus – What’s Next?

Currently, Canada has 1,087 cases of Coronavirus. Sadly, there has been 12 deaths reported due to the virus. The first case of Coronavirus in Canada was a  56-year-old man presented to our Emergency Department in Toronto with fever and non-productive cough. He arrived in Canada one day earlier after returning from a 3-month visit to Wuhan, China. Wuhan was the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Discounted Low Cost Freelance Gig Platforms Growing Very Fast – Even Though on a Small Base 

You need to understand “gigs” and “gig platforms” are different from freelance jobs. This articles is focused on gig-based platforms. The very first thing you need to look at is total cost.  If you look at the overall total costs, many of the gig platform (including the largest gig platform) have total costs that come in at over 27-28%.

So if you’re a buyer and seller conducting a transaction, these platforms could make well over 25% of the profit from your activities.  That is just way to much for the internet age.

Coronavirus Impact on Canadians and Economy

Currently, Canada has 415 confirmed cases of coronavirus in all 10 provinces. In an official announcement Canada closed its borders to all non-citizens. The only exemption is US citizens. Starting March 18th, all international flights will be restricted to airports in four major Canadian cities: Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Nevertheless, commercial vehicles are still allowed travel through Canada/US border check points.

Coronavirus: Canadian PM’s Wife Tests Positive, China Pushes Conspiracy Theories

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office said. Mrs. Gregoire Trudeau is doing well and will remain isolated, the statement read in part. “Following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” according to a statement tweeted by Cameron Ahmad, the prime minister’s communications director.

Tax Time Guide: Payment Options Available for Those Who Owe (IR-2020-48)

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that if they need to make a tax payment or owe and can’t pay, the IRS offers several options. The following info is part of a series of IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide, designed to help taxpayers file an accurate tax return. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 15. Taxpayers should know before they owe. The IRS encourages all taxpayers to check their withholding with the IRS Withholding Estimator.

Discount Freelance Gigs Platforms – Will They Start Expanding the Entire Market?                  

When reviewing freelance gig platforms, the very first thing you consider is total cost, and if the platform hides the cost then move on.  The large gig platforms charge as high as 27-28% of every dollar. In today’s internet, this is online robbery.

When the investment world went to the discounted platform, not only did they take market share from their more expensive alternatives, but they opened up new markets that greatly expanded the total investment market– especially in the total number of participants.  We realize this is not an apples-to-apples comparison, but almost all markets expand when the costs to the individual participants are reduced.

Millions Make IRS.gov Their First Stop for Tax Help

Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayer visits to IRS.gov continues to grow year after year. Millions of taxpayers take advantage of the easy-to-use tools available 24 hours a day on the official website − IRS.gov.

IRS.gov is home to IRS Free File, “Where’s My Refund?”, the Tax Withholding Estimator and a host of other convenient applications.
Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, features an in-depth look at tax changes for 2019. It supplements the information contained in the tax form instruction booklet. The 277-page Tax Guide is available online as a PDF, HTML or eBook and provides thousands of interactive links to help taxpayers quickly get answers to their questions.

US Proposes Blue Dots Agreement to Counter One Belt One Road Initiative in Asia

This week there was a discussion in Russia about the possible countermeasures the US is planning against China’s One Belt One Road Initiative. Interestingly, due to the coronavirus and China, the stock markets are experiencing a turmoil.

The reason for the discussions is to develop additional strategies between Russia and China pertaining to the One Belt, One Road initiative, despite the virus outbreak. US Secretary Mike Pompeo also announced that  US President Donald Trump has invited Southeast Asian leaders for a meeting in Las Vegas next month. The summit is supposed to take place March 12, 2020.

Low Cost Freelance Global Gigs Platforms Are Starting to Accelerate

When reviewing freelance gig platforms we recommend the first item you consider is total cost. Many of the large gig platforms charge very aggressive rates; some as high as 27-28% of every dollar. Thus, if you are working on a gig platform charging such a high rate, we would recommend that you consider a slow plan to migrate off it. Over time you should make more money. With every dollar you earn (everything being equal) the buyer and seller are paying double the transaction fees of low-cost gig platforms (only 12%). That is substantial, especially over several years.

What is Informatica? Uses of Informatica

Informatica has various products focused towards data integration. However, Informatica PowerCenter is the leading product in their portfolio. It has become so prevalent that Informatica PowerCenter is now used synonymously to Informatica. It is a data integration tool based on ETL architecture. It provides data integration software and services for several businesses, industries and government organizations like telecommunication, healthcare, financial and insurance services.

How Product Design Affects Consumer Decision Making

There are so many reasons why established firms pay too much attention to the design of a product. It is because every aspect they add or deduct from the product design tends to dictate how a customer reacts. For instance, similar products from the same manufacturer but with different designs are going to spark different interests in people. Some people love simple designs, while others go for designs with sophisticated patterns and motifs. The fact that there are tons of different products in the market today, the only thing that consumers rely on to make the right decision is the product design. Below are details that lucidly show how a product design plays a huge role in the decision making of a customer.

Low Cost / Discount Freelance Gig Platforms are Here – Has the Time Past for the Gouging High-priced Gig Platform?

First you need to understand gig platforms are a different category from freelance jobs. The whole concept, structure and solutions are uniquely different.  So today we are only reviewing gig platforms.

The first thing you need to review and measure is the total cost of a gig platform. When you look at the total costs of the leading gig platforms today, it definitely has a price-shocking feel to it. For example the leading platform charges sellers 20%, then often adds on 5% more to the buyers, and then possibly an additional 2-3% for service fees. The total costs come in as high as 27-28%! That leaves only 73 cents of every dollar for the gig provider doing the actual work. That is just gut-wrenchingly high.

Providing Exclusive Coverage of Global Hotspots: Communal News International Contributors

At Communal News, we pride ourselves on providing contributor-driven news.  That includes (but is not limited to) news other sources might have missed from perspectives they might not have considered.  We report domestic stories, on the day-to-day happenings in the United States, as well as the world’s top news of the day.  We also provide stories of interest from a growing bench of international contributors, who report the news from places of cultural and social attachment, or just what’s going on in their neck of the woods.

Become a Contributor for Communal News – Publish on Both Google and Facebook News

Communal News is a very fast growing news, market research, and blog provider. Our page views and page visits are up nearly 1,000% over the same period one year ago. We passed the 5,000 articles published mark just days ago and are already at 5,250 posts. Now that Communal News is published by Google News and Facebook News, our growth has accelerated.

5 Cyber Security Predictions for 2020

2019 was a year of major technical advancements but it also led some of the most significant cyber-attacks from the likes of China, Russia, and Iran causing organizations to lose valuable data and suffer tremendous financial losses. These dark times have led cybersecurity experts and engineers to sharpen their skills and start developing innovative solutions to ward off their systems from potential cyber threats. While it’s next to impossible to predict when the next cyber-attack could take place – with breaches getting bigger, hackers get smarter, and security teams getting smaller – if organizations can take the prescribed security measures to defend themselves against attackers.

Taxpayers Should Remember These Tips When Searching for a Tax Preparer

The tax filing season is upon us and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.

This is because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. It’s important for people to remember that this is true no matter who prepares the return. Here are some tips for folks to remember when selecting a preparer. Taxpayers should:

Why Digital Marketing is Essential for Small Businesses

Digital marketing provides small business owners with the tools they need to promote their brands to their target audiences. Organizations have access to low-cost tools when they use digital marketing services to contact current and potential clients.

Entrepreneurs can use digital marketing to create opportunities to showcase their skills to a large audience that they may not have reached in their local area. Small business owners also have fewer obstacles when taking part in advertising their brands online as they might with more traditional forms of advertising.

Why You Should Pay Employees a Competitive Salary?

The parameters to accept a job offer may be subjective but there is one thing that job seekers always keep tabs on- Remuneration. Vaguely scrolling through the post/ ad, the eyes of a prospect directly land and zoom in on the CTC offered. Everyone knows their competence level, they also know their worth and value in the market and that’s exactly where a competitive pay comes into play! One can overlook the recognition or brand value of the organization, ignore the company location and shift timings, even sideline the company’s environment and culture, but there is no compromise with a well-deserved salary package.

Embarking on a Journey to Become a College President

The college president is the leader of a college or university. A professional capable of transforming institutions with new skills and capabilities, handling a problem and addressing the new era of student activism gets honored as president by the university board and search committees.

To pursue a career as a college president, a doctorate in education, economics, or a related field and gaining higher education leadership programs is preferred. Above all, you should have an inclination toward meeting hundreds of people, promoting novel concepts, influencing the lives and future of countless students. It should be your forte.

Canadian Foreign Minister: The World Waits for Iran’s Proper Response

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne promised that Iran would be “pressured” to respond to the “exact cause” of the downing of the Ukrainian aircraft. “The world is waiting for the answer and will not calm down until the right answer is received,” he said in London today. Foreign ministers of five countries whose citizens were killed by two Iranian Revolutionary Guards missiles fired on Ukrainian planes met on Tuesday to pressure Tehran into conducting “full and transparent” investigations into the tragedy.

Iran Admits “Unintentionally” Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

Iran’s Armed Forces General Staff admitted on Saturday that, by “human error,” a missile launched by its army shot down the Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737 plane with 176 people aboard. In a statement, the Iranian government said the aircraft was wrongly identified as a “hostile aircraft,” and hit it at the time the enemy threat was “at the highest level.” Tehran has apologized for the incident.

Communal News Now Writes, Submits and Publishes Articles and News for Facebook News

Communal News (CN) has notched another milestone achievement.  It is now being published on Facebook News. For the thousands of CN contributors, this is another venue in which your contributions to CN can be read. For Facebook readers, we have our new service at your Facebook News fingertips. Facebook News joins Communal News and Google News in delivering CN’s global fact-based news, often written by you the public. Along with the news service, CN is being published in over 100 global languages, on social media, and often finds advanced placement in organic search engines such as Google, Bing, Baidu, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo.

Did Iran Down Ukrainian Plane to Punish as Traitors Iranian-Canadians Who Left Iran?

Canada and UK claim to have intelligence the Boeing downing that was operated by Ukrainian airlines was done by Iran. Recent reports state that there were over 60 Canadians out of 138 people on board en route to Canada.  Many innocent lives were senselessly lost in this tragedy. Canada is a home to over 210,000 Iranian Canadians. There are no direct flights to Iran from Canada. That is one of the reasons many fly to Kyiv and transfer there to reach Canada.

10 Most Beautiful Capitals of the World

Often the capital of every country worldwide is more beautiful than its other cities since the capital city is that particular country’s very face.

Here are the 10 most beautiful capitals of the world:

London, England and the United Kingdom – Possessing a deep-rooted history, the world’s artistic capital London is the British Empire’s leading economic city. Located on the banks of the Thames, the city of London is famous for its exquisite architectural buildings such as the London Eye, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.

Is Canada Following Britain with WEXIT?

This week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudueau has been re-elected for a second term. Trudeau is the leader of the Liberal Party which was only able to form a minority government this term. Trudeau is disliked in Western Canada. After the election the new movement #Wexit (Western Exit) is gaining popularity on social media. Within 24 hours a Facebook page for VoteWexit.com gained over 200,000 members.

Trudeau, Liberals Lose Majority, Hang on to Power

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won Canada’s parliamentary elections Monday night. The party has, however, lost its absolute majority. “Tonight Canadians rejected division and negativity. They rejected cuts and austerity. They elected a progressive agenda and strong action on climate change,” said an evidently relieved Trudeau in his victory speech in Montreal.

Hurricane Dorian Hits Canada, Leaves Thousands in Darkness

After causing mass damages in the Bahamas, as well as North Carolina, Hurricane Dorian made landfall Saturday afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It uprooted trees, blew off roofs and disrupted electricity supply, leaving several in darkness. Hurricane Dorian reached the extreme east of Canada with strong winds on Sunday and left hundreds of thousands of people without power supply.

The Best Bathroom in Canada is Made in Portland, Oregon

You may know that The Portland Loo isn’t just in Portland; there are several cities around the globe that host the unique standalone public restroom. In fact, the Portland Loo has been so popular in Canada, it was voted Best Bathroom in Canada several years ago! The win of the restroom that is sometimes referred to as “Langley Street Loo” in Victoria BC, was a victory over other celebrated washrooms all over the country.