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Solos Presents Solutions for Freelancers Business Transformation


SOLOS, platform e-commerce that helps solopreneur (solo-entrepreneur) and freelancer sell their services quickly and easily online on line on today officially launched.

It was built by a young man from Medan who won the Telkomsel NextDev Summit award for entrepreneurship and digital solutions, Ricky Willianto.

Solos has a vision to empower everyone to do the work they love in a financially sustainable way,” said Ricky Willianto, CEO of Solos, in a press statement, Sunday (15/5).

Solos, according to Ricky, presents three main solutions, namely: portfolio builder, online shop for serviceand payment solutions for service sellerss.

This solution was created to realize Solos’ mission to help freelancer and solopreneur find new clients quickly.

“Solos was created to help them shorten the time it takes to conclude transactions, which in turn generates more revenue. We want to increase revenue for Asian professionals from $20 per day to $20 per hour,” said Ricky.

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Solos is currently a platform e-commerce the most comprehensive and superior services among similar competitors in Indonesia.

“Solos answers the challenges that have been faced by the perpetrators freelancing faced when using similar platforms, such as high administration fees/profit sharing, limited communication with clients on one particular platform, and limited payment schemes,” he explained.

Solos is equipped with technology that makes it easy for freelancer to build website and online store, with front view (storefront) which is interesting and allows the freelancer to showcase their work and services on line and credible.

So that freelancers, Ricky said, no longer need to create a separate website or include a Linktree or tools type that contains their website link, portfolio, phone number, email, and social media because Solos brings all these functions in one place.

Solos is also supported by behind-the-scenes technology (back-end) which helps with project management freelance more easily and regularly, starting from project management, chat, bills, to payment systems.

In addition, Solos provides freedom and flexibility for freelancer to determine how to work with clients, freedom of direct communication with clients, and freedom to determine how to pay with clients.

“Different from platform service search freelance others that limit the means of communication and payment schemes between the client and the freelancer,” he said.

“Solos gives freedom to freelancer and solopreneur to offer their services directly to clients with a communication platform and payment scheme that they can define themselves,” said Ricky.

Currently, trend freelancing is increasing in the world. Solos estimates that currently there are 70 million freelancers and solo entrepreneur in South East Asia. Annual income value freelancers in Southeast Asia reached US$ 93 billion.

World Bank records growth in players freelancing reaching 30% every year with the dominance of the 18-44 year age segmentation.

Study School of Business University of Brighton states that 97% of freelancers are happier than office workers.

The same trend occurs in Indonesia. The Central Statistics Agency recorded 33.34 million people work as freelancer and small business owners until August 2020. This figure rose 4.32 million people or 26 percent from the previous year.

According to Ricky, the supply of workers who want 9-5 hours of work is now decreasing, especially for job categories that are in high demand such as engineering, design, UI/UX, research, coaching (training)and strategy.

In addition to the flexibility factor of time and place of work, there is an underlying social tendency, especially among the younger generation, to find jobs that have meaning for their lives.

This could be doing work that has a positive impact on the world, or even just work that aligns with one’s personal values ​​such as creativity or freedom.

As a result, companies are struggling to fill their workforce, and therefore they are looking for alternative ways to work with the younger generation. Successful companies like Google are already leveraging a contract workforce and freelancers in their business.

In fact, 54% of Google’s workforce is outsource. While SAP found that on average 25% of the workforce of the largest organizations consisted of freelancers and contractors.

According to Ricky, this scheme allows organizations to better manage their resources and maximize efficiency and output they. Organizations with flexible workforces are better able to adjust their costs based on the business environment and situation.

“We believe that there is a major transition in today’s workforce. The new generation prefers freedom, flexibility and impactful, passion-driven work,” he said.

“As a result, people who used to depend on office work are now starting their own businesses enabled by technology and remote work,” he explained.

“Solos wants to be a leading solution for people starting this journey, and a partner that helps them succeed in their business,” said Ricky.

Solos focus on helping freelancer and solopreneur find new clients quickly.

“Solos’ solution was created to help them shorten the time it takes to conclude a transaction, which in turn generates more revenue,” he explained.

Solos is designed to serve the needs of working professionals. Anyone who sells their expertise, skills and knowledge is a target for Solos users.

Solos empowers graphic designers, writers, study tutors, personal trainers, yoga instructors, PR consultants, professional researchers and strategists.

“Currently Solos is focusing on growth in Indonesia. We are currently based in Bali because we believe Bali is the right business center for freelancer, solopreneurand digital nomads“explained Ricky.

Bali is a center for para digital nomads (people who can work anywhere).

According to Ricky, many of the target users of Solos are in Bali because they want to have a balanced lifestyle.

They go surfing and do yoga in the morning, build their business during the day, and then have a great social life at night.

“In addition, Bali is an international-scale city that attracts people from various countries,” he said.

“We think Bali will allow us to build a global community, but also still allow us to maintain our identity as an Indonesian nation,” he said.

“The unique fact, Solos is the plural word for solo – which refers to several solopreneurs working together. The essence of gotong royong is centered on diversity, building community, and working together. For us, Bali represents all of the above,” explained Ricky.

“We believe that freelancers and solopreneurs want to thrive in a mutually supportive community. For that we built a Discord community from solopreneurs and freelancers who want to take their business to the next level.”

“Within this community, we connect members with new clients and opportunities, discuss projects and best practices, and help solopreneurs meet one another so they can collaborate on larger projects,” he says.

“Ultimately we want everyone to be able to do the work they love in a financially sustainable way,” concluded Ricky. (RO/OL-09)


Hot weather is really nice to relax eating ice cream, come to Alam Sutera

Tangerang

Hot weather is perfect for relaxing in a cool place while eating ice cream. Come here, come to Alam Sutera and relax while eating a variety of flavors of gelato.

Travelers in and Tangerang are you feeling hot these days? Same, detikcom too. You definitely want to eat something fresh and cold while still enjoying the day even though Lebaran is over.

Well, one of the interesting places that a traveler can visit is this ice cream shop in Alam Sutera. His name is Vilo Gelato. The location is on Jl Alam Sutera Towncenter 10J No 5, Tangerang.

detikcom had come to Vilo Gelato Alam Sutera and this place was full of ice cream connoisseurs. This square building with glass-dominated walls is indeed viral and has been widely discussed on social media such as Instagram and Tiktok.

Vilo Gelato Alam Sutera Photo: (Syanti/detikcom)

Rahma, one of the visitors there admitted that she knew Vilo Alam Sutera from TikTok. Together with his friends, he also visited to relax and also take pictures.

“It’s from TikTok. The place is beautiful too, yes, for photos. Many choices of flavors as well as gelato,” said Rahma.

What’s interesting here is that a traveler can take it himself whichever ice cream he wants to eat with different sizes. Because they have a freezer with hundreds of bottled gelato, making it easier for consumers.

Here there are dozens of flavors of ice cream that you can choose from, and of course this place is a favorite for children. Several flavors such as Butter Coffee, Strawberry Choco, Salted Caramel, Wildberry Very Berry Fried Cookies, Dutch Chocolate and others. Interestingly, there is also a taste of martabak and other snacks.

They also have flavors that are liked by children such as White Rabbit, Magic Unicorn, Stracciatella, Reese’s, Cotton Candy and others.

Vilo Gelato Alam SuteraVilo Gelato Alam Sutera Photo: (Syanti/detikcom)

Ilham, visitors who brought children were also happy when they came to Vilo. Their children are happy because there are many choices of ice cream flavors that are their favorite.

“There are many variations that children like,” said Ilham.

For the price, the smallest size (90 ml) is IDR 35 thousand, the 250 ml size is IDR 75 thousand and the largest size (500 ml) is IDR 135 thousand. And they only serve non-cash payments.

In addition to ice cream, here there are also drinks such as hazelnut latte, coffee milk, milk shakes and others that can accompany you relaxed. They also have a variety of cakes and croissants.

detikcom visited there when the weather was still hot and wanted to taste something fresh and sour. And we decided to taste the Wildberry Very Berry Fried Cookies and Raspeberry Tart. And for drinks we bought Hazelnut Latte.

Vilo Gelato Alam SuteraVilo Gelato Alam Sutera Photo: (Syanti/detikcom)

Well, for a relaxing place, you can choose to be indoor or outdoor. If it’s hot, it’s better to be indoors because there is air conditioning. Inside, it is also aesthetically pleasing to chat or relax with family.

But if you want to be outdoors, they also have benches and bean bags for you which are arranged in such a way. It’s a pretty good place to get together. And also convenient for travelers who bring children.

Other facilities that a traveler can find here include prayer rooms, toilets, Wi-Fi and there is also a parking area. No need to worry about confusion if this is the moment a traveler comes here, because the waiters there are also friendly to serve and explain it to you.

There are also many Instagramable spots for those of you who like to take photos. One of the spots that become the object of many photos is the front or front page of the Vilo.

Welcome.

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Notre Socielle, a Hangout Place to Hang Out Near Tasikmalaya Station

Tasikmalaya

When you’re traveling in Tasikmalaya, don’t forget to stop by a cool, hot hangout place. Like Cafe Notre Socielle which is located not far from the station Tasikmalaya.

According to detikTravel, visitors to Cafe Notre Socielle, which is located on Jalan Cimulu, Tawangsari, Tasikmalaya, West Java, are mostly young people who are trendy with no less classy cars. When entering the Cafe Notre area, a traveler will enjoy an atmosphere that seems luxurious. Travelers are treated to industrialist-style decorations.

The cashier is here Photo: Fajar Herdiansyah

Visitors can choose an indoor or outdoor area on the first floor. Especially the No Smoking Area, only on the first floor near the cashier. The upper floor area can be used for meetings or casual meetings.

When you're traveling in Tasikmalaya, don't forget to stop by a cool, hot hangout place.  Like Cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station.A fun hangout place that is popular in Tasikmalaya, Cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station. Photo: Fajar Herdiansyah

If a traveler wants to enjoy free air, it is suitable to choose a seat in the side room which is a smoking area. In the outdoor section there are terraced seating such as an amphitheater and neatly arranged chairs.

When you're traveling in Tasikmalaya, don't forget to stop by a cool, hot hangout place.  Like Cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station.The outdoor cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station. Photo: Fajar Herdiansyah
When you're traveling in Tasikmalaya, don't forget to stop by a cool, hot hangout place.  Like Cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station.It’s usually busy at night here. Photo: Fajar Herdiansyah

If a traveler is confused about what menu to order, you can directly ask the recommended menu at cafe that. The menu served is diverse, which is clearly a modern menu, from snacks to heavy meals.

When you're traveling in Tasikmalaya, don't forget to stop by a cool, hot hangout place.  Like Cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station.A fun hangout place that is popular in Tasikmalaya, Cafe Notre which is located not far from Tasikmalaya Station. Photo: Fajar Herdiansyah

For drinks, there is coffee and other special drinks. For food there are waffles, ice cream and cookies a la notre.

“The food and drink menu is good, but the prices are quite low” pricy For the size of a cafe in Tasik City, it’s around IDR 28 thousand to IDR 75 thousand, but it’s really good,” said Febri, who was enjoying a burger and coffee.

For your information, Notre Socielle was inaugurated a year ago, to be exact, Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

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Pangalengan Sky Park, Can See Ocean of Clouds

Bandung

Bandung is second to none, Bandung does have a myriad of beautiful natural attractions. One of them, a tourist attraction in the Sky Park, Pangalengan.

Location of Pangalengan Sky Park

The location of Pangalengan Sky Park is about 64 km from the center of Bandung. Precisely in Kp. Puncak Mulya, Cukul Street, Sukaluyu, Pangalengan District, Bandung Regency. Located at an altitude of 1,670 meters above sea level, visitors can see the ‘ocean’ of clouds. In addition, there are photo spots that are Instagrammable.

Travelers can see the beauty of the tea garden under the rows of Mount Wayang. Well, at night, the traveler can see the beauty of the city light.

Pangalengan Sky Park Entrance Fee

Looking at the Pangalengan Sky Park instagram, the price for the entrance ticket is IDR 10 thousand per adult and IDR 5,000 for children under 7 years old. Travelers can also camp in the Pangalengan Sky Park area for an additional fee of IDR 25 thousand per person per night.

Motorbike parking is charged Rp. 5 thousand for regular and Rp. 10 thousand for tourists who are camping. While the regular car park is Rp. 10 thousand and for camping it is Rp. 20 thousand.

Pangalengan Sky Park Photo: Yuga Hassani/detikcom

Well, for travelers who want to camp with their family and don’t bring equipment, there are also family adventure camping packages. For the standard package, IDR 450 thousand is charged with camping ticket facilities for four people, dome tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, lighting, electricity terminals, flysheets and firewood.

The medium package costs IDR 550 thousand with camping tickets for four people, quecua arpenaz tents, extra beds, sleeping bags, lighting, electricity terminals and firewood. It’s also interesting Pangalengan Sky Park?

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IOH Show (THIS) First Episode Explores the Future of the 5G Metaverse with Meta


INDOSAT Ooredoo Hutchison presents THIS: The IOH Show, and for this first episode shares thoughts on Metaverse as the next big technology.

Carrying the theme ‘Pack Your Bags to Metaverse’, together with tech giant Meta, the company highlighted how Metaverse brings the best 5G use cases for digital telecommunications.

Metaverse promises the next generation of social interactions where the digital world looks realistic but not limited. Shaped by virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain, Metaverse focuses on establishing a presence in virtual universes to enhance the human experience.

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Despite being at the beginning of its evolution, Metaverse is attracting large industry-wide investment globally and in Indonesia, with potential revenue opportunities, according to Bloomberg, to reach US$800 billion by 2024.

IOH Chief Enterprise Data Analytics Officer Chirag Sukhadia said, “Metaverse, which takes us to the next phase of the internet, has grown rapidly in recent years and has accelerated since the pandemic. This provides a huge opportunity for digital telcos to become entry points thanks to the advanced connectivity and lower latency offered by 5G technology. We are excited to play an important role moving forward with our large ecosystem, customer base, and extensive collaboration with giant tech partners, including Meta.”

Chirag believes the key to the future of Metaverse is a thriving ecosystem, driven by three fundamentals: presence, interoperability and customer adoption.

The first is the presence of affordable VR/AR technology devices, such as headsets. The second is interoperability, which means the ability to move seamlessly between virtual spaces while maintaining the same virtual assets; thus, technology standardization becomes important. The last one is massive customer adoption across all segments, not just the younger generation.

According to Chirag, IOH played an important role in shaping the ecosystem with its two flagship products, IM3 and 3, which have a large customer base across all segments.

In addition, the company’s strengthened collaboration with global strategic partners, including Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia, enables interoperability. Moreover, the company’s strong commitment to providing 5G commercial services, which was launched last year in Solo, Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, and Balikpapan.

The company also plans to integrate its network across Indonesia to increase its in-room coverage and network capacity to enhance customer experience.

The first episode of THIS was held virtually with speakers Chirag Sukhadia from IOH and Karan Khara from Meta.

This program will be held monthly discussing the future of technology and digital with more speakers from various backgrounds through Indosat’s YouTube channel. (RO/OL-1)


Dinosaurs Ready to Entertain Garut Residents, Dare to Approach?

Garut

Garut tourism continues to grow. This time the district in West Java will have the first dinosaur tour. Dare to enter?

The tourist spot is called Garut Dinoland. The location is in the Mekarjaya area, Tarogong Kaler district, Garut.

Currently Garut Dinoland is still under construction. The plan, the tourist spot will start operating next June.

Garut Dinoland, a new tour in Garut. Photo: Hakim Ghani

In an area of ​​one hectare, dozens of dinosaurs will be placed. The concept is a wilderness at the foot of Mount Guntur.

Tourists who come here can not only see toy dinosaurs or take pictures. But there are also educational rides so it is suitable to be visited with family.

Read the full news here.

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Donald Trump’s Social Media Will Be Coming to the End of May 2022


The social media app Truth, created by one of Donald Trump’s subsidiaries, is promised to be available to web users by the end of May 2022.

The news was delivered directly by CEO Truth Devin Nunes via the social media platform Truth.

“At the end of May we will launch this PWA (Web Browser) which will allow access from any device,” Nunes wrote.

In addition to preparing a version for the website, Devin Nunes said that the Android version is currently still in the process of receiving approval from Google as the party developing Android.

This means that if Google approves the existence of the Truth application on Android services, there is a high possibility that the number of social media users will increase rapidly.

Previously, Truth was available on the Apple App Store and was warmly welcomed by Donald Trump’s supporters.

The Truth Social company Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) was launched by Donald Trump with a mission to fight tech giants after Trump lost access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for allegedly inciting his supporters to violence during the January 6 US Capitol riots.

But social media’s efforts to thrive are now limited by its reliance on Google, which operates an app store with a strong dominance in the smartphone market.

The Truth app is currently only available in the United States, and since its launch on February 21, 2022, it has become the second most downloaded free app on the App Store service.

Trump began uploading on Truth on Thursday (28/4), and became his first upload on his own application after a long hiatus.

TMTG plans to go public through a merger with blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC).

The deal is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is likely to be finalized in a few months. (Ant/OL-12)


There’s Stunning White Sand on This Beautifully Forgotten Florida Beach

Florida

When traveling to Florida City, a traveler will likely head to popular places such as Orlando, Miami, Key West and Fort Lauderdale. But there is one place that is forgotten.

According to Airbnb’s 2022 summer travel report, Florida dominates the top 10 summer domestic destinations. One of the destinations on the list was unexpected, namely Cape San Blas which became the number 2 most sought after destination by travelers in the US.

Cape San Blas Photo: (Getty Images)

There is a destination that has this white sand is sometimes referred to by Florida as the ‘forgotten beach’. TH Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Cape San Blas was named America’s best beach by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, or better known as Dr. Beach in 2002. This destination is said to have the smoothest and whitest beaches in the world.

The beach also has wildlife that lives on land and sea, including snow stoats, various species of sea turtles and two types of St. Endangered Andrews, bobcat, raccoon and armadillo.

Cape San Blas also has St Joseph Bay which has a 55,000 hectare water reserve. The area is the least populated area on the state’s coastline. Its marine life is also one of the most spectacular in Florida.

There is also the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1847 at this hurricane-prone destination. The lighthouse has been rebuilt and moved several times. Additionally, there is the 8.7-mile Loggerhead Trail to explore the coast.

Cape San BlasCape San Blas Photo: (Getty Images)

Cape San Blas is one of six Florida destinations to top Airbnb’s list of trending domestic summer destinations. In addition to these destinations, there are Walton County, Mexico Beach, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Four Corners.

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Telegram Premium Starts System Trial


The instant messaging service application, Telegram, is testing a subscription system which will later be called Telegram Premium.

Now the Telegram Premium application has appeared with a beta version which means that some general users can already try it.

Launching The Verge, Tuesday (3/5), this application appears on the Apple App Store with version 8.7.2.

The version is allegedly a trial form of a Telegram subscription because it shows a set of stickers and emojis that can be accessed only through a paid subscription.

In the beta version, the most different thing found from the free service is a different set of stickers and of course can’t be downloaded randomly by users of the free service.

For sticker recipients who are not unpaid users, when they try to download premium stickers, the user will be directed to subscribe first to get the sticker.

The other advantages of the paid Telegram service are not yet known.

However, it is suspected that later the premium service referred to by Telegram will function on other features developed by them, such as the crypto asset access feature, the chatbot feature, to live broadcasts.

Officially, Telegram does not want to comment and mentions that the Premium Telegram service will soon be available to the wider community.

However, there are indeed plans regarding the presence of paid services in the application since 2020.

This was revealed by Telegram founder Pavel Durov who said Telegram is set to generate revenue from at least 2021.

Pavel promises that the messaging service, which is currently free, will certainly remain accessible for all users.

However, for new features, later customers may have to spend to be able to take advantage of these features.

That’s why Telegram lately is not only known as an instant messaging application service but also a super application provider.

This means that users can use many services from just one application.

Currently, Telegram has 500 million users on its service and there will definitely be users who will pay to get the features that Telegram has to offer in the future. (Ant/OL-12)


5 Instagramable Spots in Becici Peak Yogyakarta, which one do you want to choose?

Bantul

Becici Peak is one of the pine forest tours in Yogyakarta. Inside there are many instagramable spots available for travelers.

At Becici Peak, a traveler can enjoy the beauty of Yogyakarta from a height to take pictures with an aesthetic background. This tour is located in Gunung Cilik, Dlingo District, Bantul Regency, DIY.

First, the towering pine trees can be used as a photo backdrop for travelers. There are also many chairs available for travelers to relax while capturing the moment.

Photo spot with pine forest trees at Becici Peak Photo: (Tasya Khairally/detikcom)

Second, by climbing some stairs, a traveler can enjoy the green nature from a height. In addition to pampering the eyes and breathing cool air, this place can certainly be an interesting photo spot.

Becici PeakFrom a height, the natural beauty of Yogyakarta is a beautiful backdrop. Photo: (Tasya Khairally/detikcom)

Yogya’s natural beauty can also be seen from this one spot. write Becici Peak in the middle, the traveler just walks down the stairs. At night, a beautiful view of the city light can be seen.

Becici PeakThe beauty of Yogyakarta can also be seen from here, at night you will see a view of the city light. Photo: (Tasya Khairally/detikcom)

Furthermore, spots such as bird’s nests can also be a place for travelers to take pictures. The place is so unique and aesthetic.

Becici PeakSpots such as bird’s nests can also be photo spots for travelers with Puncak Becici Photo: (Tasya Khairally/detikcom)

Lastly, flying fox can also be an instagramable spot. From a height, a traveler can pose like floating in the middle of pine trees.

Becici PeakPlaying flying fox in the middle of the pine trees Photo: (Tasya Khairally/detikcom)

Becici Peak is open from 08.00-22.00. At night, the chandeliers will light up so beautifully, making the atmosphere feel different and more romantic.

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