On Saturday, Payoneer hosted its second Forum meet in India. The event brought together a mind-boggling audience of professionals, consultants and entrepreneurs to network and listen to our expert speakers and panel, offering a combined experience of 40+ industry years.
The need for such events grow every year as more people are moving into the freelancing world to experience the freedom of “laptop lifestyle”.
“As the new Mary Meeker Internet Trends report shows, India is the world leader in Internet user additions per year, up 63 million in 2014 with 65 percent of traffic through mobile. The Indian market is producing more highly skilled professionals than ever before and this greater connectivity is changing lives and opportunities for businesses worldwide. Payoneer’s launch in India comes at the right time. Its reliable and secure platform saves money in cross-border transactions, prevents dubious payment possibilities and empowers freelancers and entrepreneurs to work in a conducive environment without worrying about payments”, says Chitraparna Sinha, the owner of Esmee Network, a digital marketing agency in New Delhi and one of the Payoneer (India) Brand Ambassadors.
What was the Payoneer Meet-up All About?
Currently, the internet of things has opened up a lot of opportunities for people with unique ideas trying to make a name for themselves and earn a better quality of life. The event was essentially centered on the idea of bringing together freelancers, bloggers, affiliate and email marketers and showcase to them the current opportunities in the relevant fields. One of the prime focuses was to raise awareness about global transactions involving entrepreneurs and cross-country clients as this channel provides the major chunk of opportunities.
More than 500 attendees turned up despite the rains Delhi experienced on the day.
Around 10-12 people joined the Payoneer Forum as speakers and panelists, talking about interesting topics related to the “Freelancing in the Era of Digital Marketing” – this was the agenda. Here is a brief outline of what was discussed on stage.
1) Dipesh Garg – “The Rise of Asian Freelancers”
Dipesh is the founder of Truelancer.com, a curated marketplace of freelancing jobs. He gave a very interesting data-based session on how Asian freelancers are going to rule the economy in the next five years.
2) Jitendra Vaswani – “How to Lead a Laptop Lifestyle”
Jitendra is the founder of BloggersIdeas.com and also runs other web properties. He gave an engaging and entertaining session on how freelancers can lead a laptop lifestyle, which is luxurious, tension free and monetarily beneficial.
3) Mayank Wadhwa – “The Curious Case of Indian Startups”
Mayank is the co-founder of PaisaFly.com, a cashback coupon site. Mayank extensively spoke on the Indian start-up scenario and how to get funds. Statistically, his was the longest session for about 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of QA round. The crowd went berserk and wanted more!
4) Ritu David – “How I Created a Consulting Firm?”
Ritu is the founder of Ritu David Consulting and one of the uncommonly seen women entrepreneurs! She recently shifted base from Australia and actively engages with the online community. She spoke about her personal experience of starting a consulting firm and how others can follow suit.
5) Arun Prabhudesai – “Freelancers: This is Your Perfect Cold Email Pitch”
Arun is the founder of Trak.in and other web properties. He dealt a very specific issue about freelancing, which is, sending cold emails. As email is the primary mode of communication, it is important to handle it deftly and this is where most freelancers fail. His session was about sending converting email pitches.
6) Sanjukta Baruah – “Payoneer Presentation”
Sanjukta flew from the States to talk about Payoneer product, its scope in India and benefits for the users.
7) Chitraparna Sinha – “How to Find, Convert and Retain Clients”?
Chitraparna is the founder of EsmeeNetwork.com. Freelancers have a hard time finding and converting client leads by making mistakes which can be easily avoided. She spoke at length about not making those mistakes.
8) Kulwant Nagi – “Affiliate Marketing: A Passive Freelancing”
Kulwant is the founder of BloggingCage.com and an experienced affiliate marketer. His session was about how a person can become an affiliate marketer on freelance basis. He spoke a lot on affiliate concepts and how to ace them.
In between, we also had Ankur Aggarwal, a top notch affiliate marketer globally talking 5 minutes on the importance of building email lists.
9) Panel Session – How to Integrate Your Freelancing Business into Digital World?
The panelists were Siddharth Bagga (co-founder of PaisaFly.com), Vipul Taneja(CEO of AdSparks.com) and Danish Wadhwa (founder of GetSetLive.com). This was an interactive session where audiences fielded their questions to the panellists.
In all, people were quite excited about the event and the feedback was awesome. Attendees were very kicked up about Payoneer and its services.
Jitendra Vaswani, the founder of BloggersIdeas.com and the other Payoneer (India) brand ambassador says, “Payoneer is one the best payment solution I have found for my online business, Payoneer is surely a perfect companion for all start professionals, entrepreneurs and online money makers. I am using Payoneer services since 4 months, and I never found any problem with the service. I love the Payoneer customer support online service. There are no hidden charges and fee structure is clearly mentioned on the Payoneer site.”
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