Side Hustle – How to Turn Your Ideas into Money

If this is the first time you’re hearing of a side hustle, let me elaborate – generally speaking, a side hustle is something you do “on the side” that brings in extra money, in addition to your mainstream of income. The income your side hustle brings in is often directly related to the effort you put in. It can involve spending 1 to 2 hours a week completing surveys or using rebate programs, or it can be a full-fledged business that you grow in the evenings and weekends, spending 10 to 15 hours a week. Side hustles can bring in anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand a month!

The Life of Soccer Legend, Diego Maradona at a Glance

Talking about soccer and not mentioning one of the best ever to grace the pitch would be a complete injustice to the sport. The famous soccer player who will be in the limelight for this article needs no introduction. His numerous achievements on and off the pitch speak volumes about his greatness. Diego Armando Maradona, a name that every soccer fan must have heard at some point in their life while supporting and cheering for the sport.

Birth and early years

Diego was born on 30th October 1960, in Lanus, the capital city of Buenos Aires province, Argentina. His childhood was tough as he was born to a low-income family who shifted from another province just before his birth.

When Maradona was only 10 years old, he decided to try out at the Argentinos Juniors Club together with his friend Goyo Carrizo, a friend of Villa Fiorito. Source: @DiegoOficial_10

While growing up, Maradona developed a keen interest in soccer, perhaps the only sport played and cherished in his vicinity. He fell in love with soccer ever since he touched the ball. It could also be due to his surroundings’ impact as everyone in that region was too fond of the game.

Whether due to his surroundings’ influence or his own passion for the game, Diego soon developed a pretty decent soccer skill and made the ball talk when he was on it. His game’s development grabbed him much attention from local clubs’ scouts. It raised a few eyebrows in the regional academies’ dugouts.

It all started when a talent scout spotted Maradona’s talent while he was playing for his local vicinity’s club, Estrella Roja. He was then accepted by Los Cebollitas, Argentinos Junior’s junior academy, as a ball boy. During their games, he used to amuse the spectators with his balling tricks when both the teams were off the pitch during the half time.

Start of his professional soccer career

At that time, he was twelve and already in the eyes of many junior academies and local clubs’ scouts. Diego’s talent never let him away from the limelight. Wherever he went, he would grasp the attention of everyone who had even the tiniest bit of love for the game.

Maradona made his professional soccer debut at the age of sixteen for Argentinos Junior. In the fall of ’76, the world witnessed El Pibe de Oro (The Golden Boy), shining on the pitch in his playing boots. The moment he touched the ball, the pundits knew that the boy is about to define an era, and his name would echo in all the legendary Colosseums around the globe.

His first match was against Talleres de Cordoba, in which he had a decent impact on the game, despite not scoring a goal. Maradona’s first goal came just a few weeks after his first game when he scored a screamer against San Lorenzo and got his name on the score sheet.

Diego played a hundred and sixty-seven games for his first club and scored a hundred and fifteen goals. That was a number too good for a player of his age, which is why he moved up the ladder of fame rather quickly.

Entering a bigger arena

After making some wonderful performances with Argentinos Juniors, Maradona’s transfer to a bigger arena was bound to happen. Being under the radar of some relatively bigger clubs, Maradona was contacted by Boca Juniors to discuss the possibility of a transfer. Seeing it as a greater opportunity, he willfully accepted the offer. He signed for the state club in the spring of ’81, at a transfer fee of four million US dollars.

Despite being approached by the local rival club River Plate, who offered him a position of club’s highest-paid player, Diego went for Boca Juniors as per his childhood dream. The challenges at Boca Juniors were bigger as his next phase of life demanded more from him. He quickly climbed the ladder of success at Boca Juniors. He registered a huge number of goals to his name, the first of which coming against Talleres de Cordoba in his debut for the club, where he scored twice in a 4-1 victory.

There had always been a strong local rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Their match was known as Superclasico. Diego added a goal to his goal tally in his first Superclasico, giving his club a comfortable 3-1 victory against its rivals.

Then came the WorldCup of 1982. Maradona played in most of the games for his country and displayed a splendid performance throughout the tournament despite not making it to the finals. After the tournament, FC Barcelona approached the wonder boy and signed him for 7.6 million US dollars. It was a record transfer at that time since, at that time, no player was valued that much.

Maradona’s time at Barcelona was not that pleasant for him, even though he hit the back of the net twenty-two times in thirty-six appearances. During his Barcelona days, Diego fell victim to some injuries and controversial on-pitch events, which led him to move elsewhere. Capitalizing on the situation, the famous Italian club Napoli saw a golden opportunity and signed him for a second-time world record transfer fee of 10.48 million US dollars.

His time at Napoli

On 5th July 1984, Maradona juggled the ball in front of seventy-five thousand Napoli fans, presenting himself as a Napoli player for the first time. Many Napoli fans gave him the title of a savior, and he proved them correct with his performances. Maradona’s tenure at Napoli was his longest for any club. He played eight consecutive seasons for the club and earned all his major accolades during that time.

Napoli dominated the league as long as Maradona played with them. Even with some great clubs like Juventus, AC Milan, Internazionale, it was Napoli that triumphed on the big stage of Italian Serie A for the season’ 86-’87. Maradona captained Napoli for a long time and took the club to its peak performance era.

His affiliations with other clubs include his time at Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys, and back to Boca Juniors. However, most of these affiliations did not last for more than a season. Hence, making his time at Napoli the most notable one during his playing tenure.

‘Idol’ – One of Maradona’s titles

Maradona was often called ‘D10S’ by his followers, which literally translates into God. His fans gave him the title of Dios, God, or Idol because of his inhumane style of play and some tricks that only he could perfectly pull off on the pitch. However, these titles led to controversy against him and strong dislike among many Christians. The reason for this strong dislike is because of what the Bible says in the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodo 20:3). What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. According to this Commandment, there is only one true God, and every Christian must abide to him and his teachings.

Iglesia Maradoniana

As time passed, the fandom for Maradona grew fiercer and took the form of a cult. Things got out of hand when his fans worldwide completely lost it and went way beyond limits in their love for him. Iglesia Maradoniana, or simply Maradonian Church, was a religion found by three of Maradona’s greatest fans in Rosario on 30th October 1998 (Diego’s 38th birthday).

As per Christianity’s teachings, a man must put his entire belief in the Triune God and believe only in him. Regardless of how much a person loves or admires their stars, they should not idolize them. Although many followers of Iglesia Maradoniana claimed that their rational religion was Christianity and that the other one was just a form of their passion, Christians, kept condemning this act.

Drug abuse

Maradona was famous for drug abuse. He often had sessions with his club’s physio to discuss his poor diet plans, drug abuse, and extreme lifestyle off the pitch. He often had personal issues due to the illicit use of drugs and alcohol abuse that kept him away from training sessions. The same was the reason for his slightly careless attitude towards his playing career, for which the media often bashed him.

A cartoon of Maradona gathering in the paradise with Fidel Castro, Socrates, Chavez and Che Guevara to play a soccer game. Source: LATUF

Political affiliations and preferences

Diego was a staunch advocate of left-wing politics. When asked about the Israel-Palestinian conflict, he straightforwardly condemned the pre-existing Palestinian state’s gradual conversion into Israel. He considered Israel’s bombing of the Gaza strip during the Gaza war of 2014 as a shameful act of terrorism. Diego also developed a strong acquaintance with Fidel Castro (the famous Cuban leader). He had his fellow Argentine Che Guevara’s portrait tattooed on his right arm.

Considering his political beliefs and preferences, Diego seemed like a rational person who supported what was right and condemned what was wrong. However, many people and world leaders criticize him for his progressivism in politics. Regardless of his political preference, the great truth is that all political systems are composed of sinful human beings and therefore all of them are corrupted and therefore imperfect.

Maradona’s Death and tributes

The biggest tribute paid on Diego’s recent demise was from the Argentine Football Association — AFA, which expressed the deepest condolences on their legendary soccer player and national hero’s sad departure. “You will always be in our hearts” were the association’s comments as per the latest local media press release. Apart from that, the Argentinian President, Alberto Fernández, announced national mourning for three days and AFA suggested a minute of silence before kickoff in every match of all the Argentine championships.

The stadium of San Paola in Naples was illuminated at the night of Maradona’s demise, with a large crowd gathered in the facility to pay their homage. The Napoli soccer club owner has shown their will to change their stadium’s name as a tribute to the legend.

Maradona’s coffin with an Argentine flag and a Boca Juniors and Argentina National Team jerseys.

His battle against his addictions and worldly desires

Just like the mission of ‘Developing Our World,’ Maradona also fought his battles against addictions and worldly desires and considered such things as distractions from the righteous path. An addiction is considered a disease that will always keep the human being in a state of spiritual and material poverty. We believe that holistic community development is the antidote to that.

Conclusion

Like Diego, there are still millions of people worldwide striving to get heal, spiritual and physically. Developing Our World aims to teach people that idolatry is a form of spiritual poverty. Humans, collectively, must refrain from indulging themselves in the fandom of a certain public figure or things to an extent where they start forgetting their basic Christian teachings. We work to keep the true essence of Christianity alive by following Jesus’s teachings and communicating them to others.

The organization’s activities are centered around the holistic community development perspective in poverty alleviation, which focuses on not only fighting material deprivation but spiritual deprivation as well. While the church has a fundamental role in this mission, it is up to individuals like you to understand this and become a primary agent for promoting God’s holistic mission on Earth. Reach out to us to show your support today!

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You Are Not Powerless in Your Job Search During Covid-19

You probably never dreamed you’d be in search of a job during a global pandemic. Talk about challenges, right? Okay, before you get down and think your chances just slid to the floor, let’s look at what you can do to make the most of your time, and how you can land that next job interview.

One of the first things to consider is how you present yourself to others. Have you evaluated your personal brand lately? What makes you a valuable candidate to prospective employers? How will you stand out in a crowded marketplace? What transferable skills do you have? What are your strengths and how can you amplify them? Consider what courses are available to help you stay competitive in your industry. By evaluating your personal brand, you’ll get an overarching view of how potential employers see you.

Bolivia- It’s All Systems Go As Country Holds Fresh General Elections On Sunday

 

Bolivia’s fresh general election to elect President, Vice President, Senators and Deputies for the 2021/25 period is scheduled for this Sunday and for once, in several decades of the country’s political history, a key political player in the country’s political scene, former head of state, Evo Morales won’t be a direct participant as he is exiled in Argentina after leaving office in November last year.

Online Gigs Going Global

With today’s global world, having an ongoing income, self created inside your home, is now more important than ever. If your kids are staying home or the business where you work is closed, what are some of your options? Most economists are not looking at a fast recovery from the global pandemic as it has been roughly six months and little with COVID-19 has changed.

How to Take Advantage of Free Time

Many people like to spend their free time relaxing at home or with friends. They do this to unwind from their 40-hour a week job.

However, you should consider sacrificing a portion of your free time to invest in your career, especially during the global COVID-19 outbreak. Many of you are working remotely during the pandemic, giving you the extra free time you can allocate towards learning a new skill.

Side Gigs – Sell Your Gigs 

One of the better ideas for your career is to become your own boss. Today, one of the simplest ways to achieve this goal has arrived: set up a side gig or a second at home gig while you still have a full time job, let your day job provide safety and security until you can make it on your own.

The most exciting part of starting a side gig is that it can create a new and better career with unlimited growth opportunities that you can only achieve by being the owner of your own online gig service. To succeed you need to have an entrepreneurial mindset; you will need a strong drive and see the side gigs as a way to find your future success.  If your goal is to be an entrepreneur, and in charge of your own career, then a side gig is a very good way to advance your career. The most immediate reward is making more money on top of your regular pay, especially in a volatile COVID-based economy.

Gigs for Sale – A Way to Increase Your Freelance Gigs Revenues

Do gig sellers receive enough sales? At Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace we think that answer is no, but what makes us different is that we are working hard to do something about it.  That is why we work so hard to help promote the gigs that post on our low cost platform. Now we have two distinct services to get your name out and digitally market your services globally.

Software Developer to Project Managers: Skill Growth Requirement

From a top view, the skills required to become a successful Software developer is very different from the skills needed to become a successful Project Manager. However, it is worth noticing that almost every software developer’s career journey passes through a point where he or she has to take care of IT projects. In this article, we will pay attention to the skills necessary for every software developer to transition from the role of software developer to project managers.

The Stabilization of Crypto – Literally!

The year 2009 might seem quite close and quite far from different perspectives but when it comes to the field of technology, there is no question that 2009 is quite distant! It was a time when smartphones were very slowly beginning to trickle in the market and Uber was just a small startup in California. The field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is one of the many fields that have grown by leaps and bounds in terms of expertise, acceptance, and relevance.

Top 10 Ethereum Wallets in 2020

Etherum is the second most preferred wallet in the crypto world. It is because of its wallet infrastructure. The Etherum wallet has unique software that works on a decentralized platform and it is secured by the blockchain technology. As the Bitcoin prices are shooting up year after year, people are preferring Ethereum as their choice to invest or to trade with. In this article, let us discuss the top 10 Etherum wallets in the year 2020.

6 Tips for Selling Gigs on Freelance Global Gigs Low Cost Marketplace – It’s Never Been Easier!

At Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace we want you to sell your gigs globally on our discounted freelance gig platform.  First we made it very easy to sell your gigs.  You go to our green button that says Sell Gigs and this takes you to the page to register as a Seller. You need to list the required information– we made it as easy as possible, so it only takes a few minutes and there is no cost.

What to Look for When Buying a Business Laptop?

A business laptop is a computer specially constructed to tolerate heavier workload and prolonged usage, making it particularly ideal for business work. They are built stronger, lighter, and are more efficient for rougher times and hectic situations. Some of them are also more secure and tougher than regular laptops for personal usage because a business laptop has more confidential files and cannot be afforded to be broken easily.

Why SEO is Essential During a Time of COVID-19

The biggest advantage of the internet is that it is always open for business. Regardless of stay-at-home restrictions and shut-downs, people have been able to acquire information, supplies and just about every other essential service they need thanks to the web in 2020. The coronavirus has impacted virtually every industry and cost businesses millions of dollars in revenue; the natural response may be to scale back marketing efforts in an effort to preserve the existing budget, but SEO and digital strategy is more important than ever during COVID-19.

Why You Should Convert Your Blog to PDF

The PDF was introduced by Adobe to make it stress-free to share files between different devices. Sharing files and documents was time-consuming and difficult back in the 1990s as documents would not preserve original formatting during transfer.

With PDF, the original formatting of texts and images is maintained so that the user can easily view the files. Because of this reason and many other reasons, we prefer to convert everything to PDF.

Freelance Gigs and News Worldwide Offering Free and Low Cost Services to Help Build Sustainable Living

Communal News (CN) and Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace platforms allow readers to post their freelance work on a news and gig platform– all for free– with unrestricted readership and possibly the lowest total cost global gig marketplace. CN and FGG  Low Cost Marketplace have witnessed robust growth, while providing the poorest global readers in the most secluded counties unfettered open access to news, information and services, even in their own languages.

The Low Cost Freelance Gig Marketplace is Here

When selecting or working with a gig platform or marketplace, whether buying or selling gigs, you need to understand: what is the total cost?  You should always try to compare the total cost of a gig platform so you know what you’re dealing with. Often the higher percentage the gig provider takes or charges, the more confusing or complicated they make it in presenting those costs; so if it’s hard to understand the total cost on a platform, that means they are often very high and don’t want to openly disclose the costs.

Coronavirus— UN Warns of Rapid Spread in American Prisons

The United Nations warned today of the rapid spread of cases of covid-19 in prisons on the American continent. They stressed that overcrowding and poor hygiene conditions in most of the prison facilities are a key contributor to the situation. “Thousands of inmates and prison officials have already been infected across North and South America,” said the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland today.

5 Endpoint Attacks Your Antivirus Won’t Catch

Endpoints are the point of entry into your environment, your data, your credentials, and potentially your entire business. A compromised endpoint provides everything an attacker needs to gain a foothold on your network, steal data, and potentially hold it for ransom. Unless you protect your critical endpoints (including servers, laptops, and desktops), you may be leaving the front door wide open for attackers.

Enhanced Market Research Publishing Launched by Communal News and Freelance Global Gigs Low Cost Marketplace

Communal News (CN), a very fast growing global online open news services, has integrated with Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace, a company with even faster global growth (but on a smaller base), and together they are now able to combine their two services into one for their market research publishing clients.

Coronavirus: Argentina Under Nationwide Lockdown

Argentine President Albero Fernández announced the “preventative and compulsory” lockdown across the country starting from midnight this Friday until Tuesday, March 31. The aim is slowing down the advance of the coronavirus. The measure that has already come into force was supported by all the governors of Argentina, most of whom were present in the Quinta de Olivos to hear the reasons for the government’s decision.

Coronavirus: Butcher’s Bill Passes 3,000, First Case Found in Argentina

Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners Tuesday in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s crowded prisons. All the released prisoners were tested for the disease. The inmates were allowed out only after testing negative for coronavirus and posting bail. Prisoners who are kept under special security regimes or serve sentences longer than five years did not receive the benefit of temporary release, according to the Iranian judiciary.

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.

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.

Spanish Speaking Nations Now Have Worldwide Access to Low Cost Freelance Global Gigs

Spanish is the fourth largest language in the world behind English, Chinese and Hindi. There are 23 counties that have Spanish as their official language and those countries are spread over four continents.  Now all Spanish speaking countries of the world have access to post their Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace  services in Spanish which is then available in over 100 leading worldwide languages.

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.

Technology Writers / Contributors: Submit Your News and Articles to be Published Globally 

Do you have a technology idea, article or concept that you want to write about, but don’t have the distribution platform to get the word out? Well the internet has changed and your articles are welcome here.

Communal News has a global platform where you can publish your technology news on our website. This same technology news is then translated and published in the globe’s largest languages, including over 100 languages worldwide. It is also published on Google News and posted on our social media sites.

The Spanish Language Should Be Exploding on the Low Cost Freelance Gig Markets, But It’s Not. Why?

The freelance gig market is where you offer for sale your expertise in a specialized service. For example, you might be an expert in: building websites; launching a social media presence; buying Google and/or Facebook advertising; providing coding; editing and writing; creating educational or online books; or translations. The world is unlimited.

Communal News and Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace Open Platforms Have Gone Global 

Communal News platform is now published in over 97% of the world’s languages. CN has over 1,000 contributors from every corner of the planet and we wanted to bring all their interesting work to every reader with access to a computer. Use the drop down menu to select your language and enjoy all CN articles, blogs and gig listings in the language that you prefer.  A reader checked it out and commented:

“I tried Mandarin, Spanish, French and Catalan and they all look pretty good!”

Where to Find Jobs in Argentina? Try the Freelance Gigs Profession selling your Services in the United States and Don’t Leave Your House

With the Argentina economy in a tailspin, we’ve seen the second largest one day stock drop combined with a 25% collapse of the Argentinian peso.  So where will the good jobs be for the future of Argentina? The unemployment rate was 9.48% in 2018, and that was before the big currency and stock market crash.  To make matter worse, the GDP per capita is only $14,401.97.

Do Freelancers Earn More than US Workers? With Next Gen, Human Cloud Freelance Gigs Looks Even Brighter

Today the freelance market for skilled workers is out performing 70% of traditional jobs according to CNBC.  By 2020, over 40% of the US workforce will be freelancing. The fast growth of the freelance market is driven by the Human Cloud. We believe the fastest growth in the Human Could is the gig market.