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Usually, we only accept folks who are already registered as a freelancer (or running their own company) to our community. For the foreseeable future, though, due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the situation of refugees arriving in Germany, we will gladly welcome any Ukrainian citizen working in IT/tech to Uplink!

We are a big, friendly community of over 2.300 Germany-based IT freelancers, and we'd like to offer our support to all Ukrainians looking to register as a freelancer, found a company, or find a permanent IT job in Germany!

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We have already organized several successful webinars with our partner Qonto in the past. Qonto offers a bank account tailored to the needs of freelancers, combined with smart tools that make your accounting and tax filing work much more convenient.

Recently, we talked with Torben Rabe, Qonto's Country Director Germany, about topics such as finance tools and market trends. In our last webinar, Torben shared insights on best practices on how to go from MVP to Unicorn.

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We are very excited to announce our brand new cooperation withHiscox, an insurance company that offers multiple tailored insurance cover specifically for freelancers, agencies, and companies. A special deal for Uplinklings will be available from mid-2022. We'll keep you posted! 🤞

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Dies ist ein Gastbeitrag von unserem Partner Hiscox, einem Versicherungsanbieter, der maßgeschneiderte Versicherungen für Freelancer, Agenturen und Unternehmen anbietet.

Was IT-Dienstleister über den Unterschied zwischen einer IT- und Cyber-Versicherung wissen müssen!

Wenn du dich als IT-Freelancer schon einmal mit der Absicherung deines Business beschäftigt hast, dann bist du vermutlich den Begriffen Cyber- und IT-Versicherung begegnet. IT- und Cyber-Risiken stellen aufgrund ihrer Komplexität und Veränderungsdynamik eine leider nach wie vor von vielen Freelancern und Unternehmen unterschätzte Bedrohung dar. Umso wichtiger ist es, den Unterschied zwischen den beiden Risiken zu kennen sowie die Risiken passgenau abzusichern. Denn eines sei vorweggenommen: dass IT- und Cyber-Risiken das Gleiche sind, ist ein gängiger Irrglaube, der leider zu gefährlichen Lücken im Versicherungsschutz führen kann.

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To start the new year with a boost, we are launching our first "Double the Coins" campaign - until the end of February, our members can earn twice as much (up to 1.000€) as usual for referring new clients to Uplink!

Usually, when you refer a client, you get a reward of 250€ for the first job post, and an additional 250€ if an Uplink member applies and gets the job. For the months of January and February, 2022, we double each amount, meaning you can earn up to 1.000€ for each referral!

Check out our Knowledge Base article for more info, e.g. how to do the referral and how the payout works.

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Happy New Year! 🎉 We hope you had a wonderful Christmas period and found some time to recharge "between the years".

Today I'd like to give you the results of our Xmas Donations campaign.

I'm happy to report that 78 of our members took part and distributed their virtual 5€ among the four organizations we picked:

Thanks to everyone who participated! We have decided to double each donation and will transfer the sums within the next days.

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Just like every year, we'd like to use the Christmas season to give something back by supporting some charitable organizations, and involve our members in the process! 😄

This is how it works: from suggestions from our community, we picked four organizations we'd like to support, and each member gets 5€ (in virtual currency) that they can allocate among them. We (Uplink) will then — after Christmas, when everybody has had the chance to participate — sum up the allocated amounts and donate the money to these organizations.

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Exali ist ein Spezialmakler für digitale Risiken und hat sich unter anderem auf Berufshaftpflichtversicherungen für die IT-, Medien- und Beratungsbranche spezialisiert. Sandra Löhning ist als exali-Partnermanagerin für die Zusammenarbeit mit Verbänden, Institutionen und Unternehmen zuständig. Wir haben mit ihr über die typischen Haftungsrisken für Freelancer im IT Bereich und ihre Tipps bei der Bemessung einer adäquaten Schadenshöhe gesprochen.

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We started inviting selected recruiters to post their jobs on our platform a bit more than a year ago and, despite our concerns about the response of the community, the feedback was mostly positive! Of course, the descriptions of most recruiter jobs could be improved, and the hourly rate is often close to the minimum of 75€, but over the months, we saw more and more applications and, eventually, successful engagements by our members.