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Create A Photo Gallery Website

In a nutshell, to add a photo gallery to your website, or to have a website that is technically a photo gallery means that you can display a set of movies and pictures to your audience.

There are many websites that function through the concept of a photo gallery as their core.

These websites are commonly based on the media and the news. They are an innovative and a very visually appealing way to keep the audience updated with all the latest news regarding celebrities and their lives.

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How to Make a Living as a Tech Freelancer

Are you using your technical skills to make a living, or at least extra money? Thanks to the internet and technology, it is easier today than it ever has been before. And it doesn't hurt that attitudes toward letting people work from home and live anywhere as long as they get their work done have evolved.


How to Get Started Freelancing

Whether you're just getting started as a freelancer, have experience, or don't know where to start, check out the new Freelancer Guide. This is what you can learn from it:

Did you know 80% of employees surveyed said they would like to make additional income freelancing? The sooner you get started, the faster you'll be making money.

Kinds of Tech Freelance Work

Make a list of all of your skills from installing hardware or software, to coding apps, to teaching how to use devices. The longer your list, the better. Do this first so you don't forget anything. Then use your list to search for job ideas on sites like these:

  • LinkedIn Job Search
  • Job aggregator sites
  • Freelancing sites

New freelancers often start on a freelancing site. Two of the most popular freelancing sites oDesk and eLance merged and rebranded as UpWork. This video explains how to use the new UpWork site:

Be sure to optimize your profile on any sites you use and also on LinkedIn as many people will search for you there. If you have many connections or recommendations on LinkedIn, you may even be able to skip using freelancer sites altogether and get work by referral. Established freelancers will often subcontract work to newer freelancers. As they charge on the higher end of opportunities, they also refer clients who can't afford them to others. Find out more in my previous post How to Make a Living as a Gadget Freelancer.

How To Make Sure You Get Paid

This is my favorite topic and I have some advice based on years of being a freelancer. If you have the reputation and examples of your work, charge 100% cash in advance via PayPal. Freelancers who don't want to become collection agents should charge in advance - provided they know without a doubt that they will deliver on what they promise. If a new client isn't comfortable paying up front, suggest that they pay a percentage down and as each portion of a project is completed and delivered. Another way to ensure you will be paid and they get their money's worth is to use the escrow feature on a freelancing site. We do have some clients who pay 50% down and 50% upon completion. Be consistent with each client and have a process for keeping track of your work.

Create a Workflow Process

The most successful freelancers are those who are the most organized. Some use a CRM or an online tool like RememberTheMilk, notepads, and spreadsheets. Unfortunately, cobbling so many different solutions together often resulted in missing deadlines or tasks falling through the cracks. The good news is there is now an all-in-one solutions to keep track of your client's contact information, your projects, to-do tasks for each project, time tracking, and invoicing. It even includes a dashboard showing totals and any overdue invoices. Murray Newlands and John Rampton created the online project management and invoicing solution for their own use and have now made it available to freelancers and small businesses. They offer a totally free tier so everyone can use it. When you grow your business, simply upgrade to the paid version to increase capacity.


FlexiShield Ultra-Thin Gel LG G4 Case Review

The FlexiShield Ultra-Thin case is one of the thinnest cases I've ever seen on a phone, it's hard to feel that there is a case on the phone which is great for me. When I buy a new phone I always need to have a case on it but I can't stand big bulky cases. It's really thin and perfectly clear so the only way you can ever really tell that there's a case on is if you look at the cut outs.

All cut outs for the case are clean, precise and smooth. With some cases you get a slightly sharp edge but not on this one. The case will not protect amazingly with falls but day to day it will do the job perfectly, slight edge so the screen doesn't touch a desk if put face down.

I have one complaint about the case and that is my worry of dirt or something from my pocket getting in between the case and plastic of the G4, due to it being a gel case it would move and potentially scratch the plastic. I haven't seen this yet but I have had to remove lint and dirt on a daily basis.

Overall, if you want a seriously thin case just to protect against light tumbles or scuffs from a desk this is brilliant but I'd look elsewhere for serious protection.

FlexiShield Ultra-Thin LG G4 Gel Case

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FlexiShield Dot LG G4 Case Review

FlexiShield are quickly becoming one of my favourite brands for phone cases, everything is made to a high quality and this case is no exception. It's made from a hard rubber that holds on to the phone securely and makes it feel substantial in your hand.
The cut outs on the case are perfect, around the camera and buttons there's a hard black plastic to add ridity around the large cut out. I feel like the micro USB connector is a little too big but it's not a big deal. The case has a really rugged finish to it making it feel secure in the hand which is great if you just get a new phone.
The case doesn't add very much bulk to the phone which is great but it feels like it will add a lot of protection if the worse happens. There's a reasonable recess for the screen so you can lay it face down without a worry. It adds a slight bit of weight but the LG G4 is light so it makes it feel more sturdy.
I'd say this is a great case for every day use especially if you've just bought the G4 because the textured feel means you can have a better grip of it and less likely to drop it.

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LG G4 QuickCircle Qi Case and LG Wireless Qi Charger Review

I decided to upgrade from my old iPhone 5 to the LG G4 and one thing that excited me most was the Qi Wireless Charging feature. I'm totally new to the world of Android devices with these fancy features that are totally alien to iPhone users.

First off the case design. It actually requires you to remove the original back for the G4 to allow the contacts for wireless charging and NFC to make connection to the ones on the phone. I love this because not only does it mean you have a spare back but also it doesn't add that much bulk to the phone which is great for me. I like using my phones without cases so anything adding too much bulk without much functionality.

It covers the screen apart from a approximate 1 inch circle and this is where this case comes in to its own. A small magnet when the cover is shut activates QuickCircle mode. These show little apps that work in this small circle along with time and weather. Apps like Messages, LG Health even Camera. This is really convenient for quickly reading texts but I mostly used it while docked on the Qi Charger on my bed stand to check the time.

The protection this case provides is great, I know this first hand because the day I put it on by phone fell about 5ft on to stone slabs, hardly a mark on it. Small dent on the case corner but at least the case covers the majority of the phone.

The actual LG Qi Charger is a fantastically simple, you can have it flat on your desk but the best part is when it's stood up like a dock, this is perfect for the side of your bed or desk. Just get in to bed and lay the phone on, it's charging without having to fiddle with the pesky micro USB cable. Somehow even now I end up trying 3 times to put one in.

Overall this case is brilliant, it opens up a completely new UI on the phone that is really convenient for quick glances at information. The apps are pretty limited at the moment though, there's not many to download but I can see more coming to the market. It offers pretty good protextion to the phone all around. If you would like to unlock 2 pretty convenient features with the LG G4 this case is perfect and will probably be my everyday case.


LG G4 QuickCircle Qi Case

LG Qi Wireless Charger

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