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Berlin Freelancers needed for well-paid on-site Market Research study 

Fixed - Est. Budget - $80.00, Expiry - May 2, 2020, Proposals(14) - posted at one week ago
We're looking for Berlin based freelancers to take part in a well-paid usability/market research 45min interview near Mauerpark/Prenzlauer Berg the coming Monday. You'll get paid simply for sharing your honest opinion - you don't need to do anything else. No particular skills needed!Please apply if you fit the following criteria...read more

Content Writer Needed for New Company 

Hourly - Est. Budget - $5.00, Expiry - May 2, 2020, Proposals(13) - posted at one week ago
We've developed a new CBD product and need a writer for our company overview, marketing plan, product description, competition, etc. 2nd phase will be website content, seo pages etc. We want to hire an actual writer not an overall marketing person. Once we discuss the scope of work we'll amend the job price in this post

Cricket Writer 

Hourly - Est. Budget - $9.00, Expiry - May 2, 2020, Proposals(11) - posted at 2 weeks ago
What I am looking for is a solid, grammatical correct writer that knows the game of Cricket. Right now, we have a need for ONE article, but if this works out - there is a chance for more. The current need is someone to write a 600 word preview on the Cricket World Cup. We need an article by COB on Monday so please respond quickl...read more

Website Designer Needed 

Hourly - Est. Budget - $18.00, Expiry - May 1, 2020, Proposals(15) - posted at 2 weeks ago
Who we are:We are a real estate development company that builds unique houses across Southern California. I am looking for a web designer who has the ability to create a website that is clean and eye catching. Our main goal with this website is to showcase our projects to our future partners. More of a portfolio type rather than...read more

Creative childrens book writing 

Fixed - Est. Budget - $150.00, Expiry - Apr 27, 2020, Proposals(12) - posted at 2 weeks ago
I am looking to build a professional relationship with a professional writer in the field of creative children's writing.Approximately 600 words for a children's picture book for Kindle E Book. I have written a sample of the book. I need someone to take it to the next level and make it interesting and fun for children.Skills req...read more

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Content writer for an anti-aging e book 

Fixed - Est. Budget - $600.00, Expiry - Apr 25, 2020, Proposals(30) - posted at 2 weeks ago
I have developed a comprehensive outline for an anti aging e book that should be around 100 pages once completed.We need a content writer to provide research based content with references from my outline as the guide. The outline makes it simple to research the topics, and then it will require some engaging and actionable writti...read more

Lesson Plan Writer/Researcher 

Fixed - Est. Budget - $50.00, Expiry - Apr 23, 2020, Proposals(22) - posted at 3 weeks ago
I need a writer and researcher to develop 22 page PowerPoint slides on educational/cultural topics. Long term position writing lesson plans similiar to this The slides can be a few sentences. Very simple task. Fee pictures needs. If work is from a source I'll need a works cited page as well.Thanks

Amazon Listing Experts Needed to Create 10-20 Amazon Custom Listings With Personalization Fields 

Hourly - Est. Budget - $18.00, Expiry - Apr 13, 2020, Proposals(8) - posted at one month ago
Hello, I'm looking for someone to create SEO-optimized product listings on Amazon for my top products. I know the keywords and personalization fields needed, but I'm not an Amazon Handmade member so I'll need someone familiar with Amazon Custom to help create the personalization fields on the 10-20 listings from scratch. You'l...read more

technical designer of women clothes 

Hourly - Est. Budget - $20.00, Expiry - Mar 31, 2020, Proposals(1) - posted at one month ago
I need paper patterns for women shirt. Sizes 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 56, 58, 60

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Web 2.0 Creator Salon 

Fixed - Est. Budget - $25.00, Expiry - Mar 31, 2020, Proposals(18) - posted at one month ago
I need someone to create one to three (1-3) Web 2.0 sites PER DAY with links to my website 3 days per week. In total, I need 25 links per month (one link per post) spread across a 30 day period. It is important that you understand that I DO NOT want all 25 links created at once as I need a constant feed of links. I require no mo...read more

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In the age of smartphones, it is critical to ensure your business  grabs maximum eyeballs and in the most interesting manner possible. Toogit is the unique resource that enables an easiest options to hire a best content writer for your businesses. In-depth research, data mining, web marketing, copywriting, editing, and preparing summaries, etc, our top talented freelance content writers are always ready to deliver your needs.

 

Why Developers Write Horrible Documentation

Your developers love to solve problems, implement new features, and squash bugs. And, they are pretty brilliant at this. But, they hate writing. Most engineers can’t write a single coherent sentence, let alone a user manual.

 

That’s because writing and programming are two different skills. One requires abstract thinking and problem solving while the other requires great language skills, conciseness, and playfulness. Sure, both developers and writers share some skills like reasoning and problem solving but they manifest differently.

 

That’s not to say that all developers are bad writers. Some of them know how to create straightforward, well-organized sentences. For most of them, however, this task is a challenge, and they’ll do anything to escape the act of writing. So, even though your developers understand your product best and might seem like the perfect person to create user manuals, it’s actually better to work with a technical writer.

 

We know what you’re thinking

Professional writers can adapt everything from their tone to their writing style to the identity of your business. They conduct interviews with you and your employees to get a feel of the personality of your company. Niche expert writers often have hands-on experience in your industry so getting to the heart of complex topics isn’t something difficult.

 

Writers may specialize in an industry or by project type. Such as tech writers or those who only write direct mail pieces. Although writer portfolios may include a mix of project types, writers usually fall into one of these three categories:

 

Content writer: These non-advertising writers are skilled at writing blog posts, ebooks, and whitepapers.

 

Advertising writer: Many worked in ad agencies and are familiar with graphic-heavy projects, slogans, or mixed media campaigns.

 

Sales writer: They work on projects focused on conversions. Such as getting the click, call or purchase. Projects include product packaging to email campaigns and landing pages.

 

You can start finding the ideal freelance writer by…

 

Write a great Job Post to hire content writer

The goal of your job post is to help the right freelancer find you. You can do this by writing a strong project description, which is simpler than you might think.

Your job post just needs to answer these three questions: 

What do you need done? 

When do you need it? 

What are the start and end dates for your project? 

 

These details not only help you attract more skilled freelancers, you’ll also receive more accurate proposals.

 

Now that you posted your job and received a bundle of proposals, here’s how to quickly identify the most ideal top talent for your project.

 

1. compare freelancers

Narrow down your initial pain by filtering out these proposals & compare the selected proposals to judge which one is the well suited for your needs

 

2. Interview Them On Toogit Messenger

Once you narrow the shortlist down further, schedule a interview with them using Toogit Messenger. Many companies prefer video over phone because video lets you see their body language and hear their tone of voice. But sometime or in the writing case as you can view their skills on chat you never found this on other side. Ask questions that help you understand their process and passion for writing, and your project.

 

3. Test them with small assignment

Once you identified the finalists, consider giving each writer a small test assignment. 

 

4. Hire them on Toogit and Get started with Toogit’s unique project management tool. Toogit is a premium freelancing site with all the premium features to help you find the best candidates for your job and help complete the job.

 

How Content Writers Work

Content writers work with their clients in order to determine how to bring the greatest possible benefit to potential readers. This requires thoughtful conversations between writers and their clients, plus extensive research to locate the best possible information. Being able to understand business models and the client’s overall goals are also important, so superior communication is always a necessity.

 

Some content writers may handle more advanced tasks like preparing ad copy, technical writing, or explainer/video scripts. Others could have backgrounds in marketing, search optimization, journalism, business, or a number of other fields to make their services more comprehensive for their clients.

 

Considerations For Hiring A Content Writer

There are a wide range of professionals in the field of content writing with different levels of experience, so it’s important to have a clear understanding of the type of services you’re required. For instance, novice content writers may be suitable for writing things like blog posts and product descriptions. It may require a more senior content writer, however, to clearly articulate complex topics for the general public.

 

How To Choose A Best Content Writer

Since writing is the most important skill, you should look for well-written custom proposals that directly answer each of the questions posed in your job description. Also pay attention for any typos or poorly written sentences since it’s a direct reflection of the work you’ll likely receive. The same goes for any messages or emails exchanged during the selection process; top professionals will be quick to respond with excellent communication skills.

 

Additionally, remember that your brand has a distinct personality of its own—even if it hasn’t been actually defined yet. You want to find a writer who can capture the appropriate tone and create content that will resonate with your audience.

 

Finally, be sure to ask plenty of questions about the writer’s experience and familiarity with your industry. The more comfortable you feel with a writer during the hiring process, the better the overall experience will be in the long run.

The importance of extracting information from the web is becoming increasingly loud and clear. Every few weeks, I realize myself in a situation where we need to extract information from the web to create a machine learning model. We have to pull or extract a large amount of information from websites and we would like to do it as quickly as possible. How would we do it without manually going to every web site and getting the data? Web Scraping simply makes this job easier and faster.

Why is web scraping needed?

Web scraping is used to collect large information from websites. But why does someone have to collect such large data from websites? Let’s look at the applications of web scraping: 

  1. Price Comparison: Services such as ParseHub use web scraping to collect data from online shopping websites and use it to compare the prices of products.
  2. Social Media Scraping: Web scraping is used to collect data from Social Media websites such as Twitter to find out what’s trending.
  3. Email address gathering: Many companies that use email as a medium for marketing, use web scraping to collect email ID and then send bulk emails.
  4. Research and Development: Web scraping is used to collect a large set of data (Statistics, General Information, Temperature, etc.) from websites, which are analyzed and used to carry out Surveys or for R&D.
  5. Job listings: Details regarding job openings, interviews are collected from different websites and then listed in one place so that it is easily accessible to the user.

 

Web scraping is an automated method used to extract large amounts of data from websites. The data on the websites are unstructured. Web scraping helps collect these unstructured data and store it in a structured form. There are different ways to scrape websites such as online Services, APIs or writing your own code.

Why Python is best for Web Scraping

Features of Python which makes it more suitable for web scraping:

  1. Ease of Use: Python is simple to code. You do not have to add semi-colons “;” or curly-braces “{}” anywhere. This makes it less messy and easy to use.
  2. Large Collection of Libraries: Python has a huge collection of libraries such as Numpy, Matlplotlib, Pandas etc., which provides methods and services for various purposes. Hence, it is suitable for web scraping and for further manipulation of extracted data.
  3. Dynamically typed: In Python, you don’t have to define datatypes for variables, you can directly use the variables wherever required. This saves time and makes your job faster.
  4. Easily Understandable Syntax: Python syntax is easily understandable mainly because reading a Python code is very similar to reading a statement in English. It is expressive and easily readable, and the indentation used in Python also helps the user to differentiate between different scope/blocks in the code.
  5. Small code, large task: Web scraping is used to save time. But what’s the use if you spend more time writing the code? Well, you don’t have to. In Python, you can write small codes to do large tasks. Hence, you save time even while writing the code.
  6. Community: What if you get stuck while writing the code? You don’t have to worry. Python community has one of the biggest and most active communities, where you can seek help from.

How does web scraping work

To extract data using web scraping with python, you need to follow these basic steps:

  1. Find the URL that you want to scrape
  2. Inspecting the Page
  3. Find the data you want to extract
  4. Write the code
  5. Run the code and extract the data
  6. Store the data in the required format

Example: Scraping a website to get product details

Pre-requisite:

  • Python 2.x or Python 3.x
  • Selenium Library
  • BeautifulSoup Library
  • Pandas Library
  1. We are going scrape online shopping website to extract the Price, Name, and rating of products, go to products URL
  2. The data is usually nested in tags. So, we inspect the page to examine, under which tag the information we would like to scrape is nested. To inspect the page, just right click on the element and click on “Inspect”. When you click on the “Inspect” tab, you will see a “Browser Inspector Box” open.
  3. Let’s extract the Price, Name, and Rating which is nested in the “div” tag respectively.
  4. Write code:

#Let us import all the necessary libraries

from selenium import webdriver

from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup

import pandas as pd

driver = webdriver.Chrome("/usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromedriver")

products=[] #List to store name of the product

prices=[] #List to store price of the product

ratings=[] #List to store rating of the product

driver.get("Product_URL")

content = driver.page_source

soup = BeautifulSoup(content)

for a in soup.findAll('a',href=True, attrs={'class':'.…'}):

name=a.find('div', attrs={'class': '….'})

price=a.find('div', attrs={'class':'….'})

rating=a.find('div', attrs={'class':'….'})

products.append(name.text)

ratings.append(rating.text)

df = pd.DataFrame({'Product Name':products,'Price':prices,'Rating':ratings})

df.to_csv('products.csv', index=False, encoding='utf-8')

 

To run the code, a file name “products.csv” is created and this file contains the extracted data.

PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Pre-processor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

PHP is one of the main languages used in dynamic web development. It’s one of the oldest language and a common component in the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). If you want to create a website or any back-end web service, PHP is one of the main languages you can choose from. If you need revisions to an existing application that runs on a Linux server, it’s common for the back-end coding to be done with PHP.

About PHP Developers

PHP developers are often simply called “back-end engineers.” A PHP developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic. PHP developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the application.

They’re turn client’s specifications into a workable, tangible product that runs on a web server. Although PHP can run in a Windows environment, it’s more commonly used on Linux servers with Apache running as the web client. Many PHP developers package their applications this way with Linux and Apache to make it easier for the client to host it.

PHP developers code the functionality and brings an app to life. Collaborating with designers, they ensure that the front-end application is appealing to users. You may find that some PHP developers have front-end design skills, but often times, they work with UI and UX designers to create a user interface that’s engaging and supported by solid back-end functionality.

What Can You Expect from a PHP Developer?

It is a PHP Developer's job to write, test and maintain the code for web pages and computer graphics programs. They use PHP, a widely used scripting language, to build websites, programs and applications that computers follow to perform functions. They are also responsible for writing, troubleshooting, testing and maintaining the source code for computer programs. If needed, PHP Developers also assist team members in problem solving.

A PHP developer should be able to visualize your application and what you need based on your conversations and documentation (if you have any). They should be able to understand your business so that they can provide you with an application that supports your goals and business logic.

PHP developers mainly create two types of applications: web apps with a database background, and APIs that provide your existing software and data to mobile apps and other developers. PHP code powers the back end of a web app, so a PHP developer will design and architect your code and the way it works to support the front end. APIs are often used when developers or apps need to query your internal data, and they allow you to provide this data to the outside world. For instance, your app might pull a list of tweets from Twitter’s API. A PHP developer will read the API documentation and implement it into your website. APIs are also used with some mobile apps to power the app’s data services.

Deliverables could be full source code files, or some developers help you upload the code to your web server of your choice choice. If you’re building a website from scratch, it’s vital that you choose a developer with the skills necessary to tackle a project from the ground up. A senior-level developer will know how to manage a project (they might assign a project manager), set expectations, estimate costs, and give you organized, scalable code that you can work with for years.

Just like other development areas, PHP developers have a variety of skill sets and levels. Senior-level PHP experts often have several other languages in their arsenal. They should be able to design a full application from the ground up. Junior-level developers have a few years of experience, but they often need to work with, or have their work reviewed by, a senior-level developer to ensure that code is efficient and properly written.

Defining Your Project

A developer can only do as good of a job as the specifications or information they get from the client. Communication is key so that your PHP developer fully understands your concepts and goals. When you post a project, you must be able to communicate key elements so that you can get the best estimates from the best developers.

Before you post a project request or talk to developers, you should sit down and map out your idea. This can be done using images, presentations, or other types of documentation. For instance, you can draw your own wireframes and then explain each concept in writing. Developers bidding on your project can get a better idea of what needs to be done and estimate far more accurately.

It can be difficult for a client to understand the duration of a project and its cost, but a developer can sit down and discuss project scope, a reasonable timeline, and any deliverables that you can expect during the project’s development process.

Writing a Project Description

Once you know what you want from your end product, it’s time to write your project description. You need to be concise but provide enough detail to attract top developers. You can attach documents and provide video links to your project description to help developers better understand your goals.

Below is one sample of how a PHP project description may look. Keep in mind that many people use the term “job description,” but a full job description is only needed for employees. When engaging a freelancer as an independent contractor, you typically just need a statement of work, job post, or any other document that describes the work to be done.

Title: PHP Developer Needed to Build E-Commerce Website

Description: We need a PHP developer to build an e-commerce platform for our website. We have a rough wireframe document that explains the front end and the back end. We need help determining back-end architecture, so we want a developer to determine the way it will be built. We currently have hosting and need help uploading the code after it’s finished. The e-commerce store will host our product catalogue, take orders, allow customers to sign up, and then send email reminders to customers that left products in their shopping cart.

You can modify this description to better fit what you’re looking for, but it gives the basic requirements that a PHP development project might have.

PHP projects can take a long time, so expect a big project to take several months. PHP projects may require sit-downs to understand your requirements, design, coding, prototyping, and testing. All of these extend the deadline and can require several months for larger projects. A developer might even add a small percentage of time to the duration to ensure that deadlines are met. As with any project, the more descriptive your post is and the more you communicate with your programmer, the smoother the process will be.

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