The US has committed $1.9 million to India to support informal sector workers and micro enterprises affected by Covid-19.

The fund will be provided through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), according to an official release issued by the US Embassy on Thursday.

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USAID funds will support the REVIVE alliance, founded by the Samhita-Collective Good Foundation, to address challenges caused by unemployment and income gaps faced by workers in the informal economy, the release stated. REVIVE is co-funded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Omidyar Network India and the Ford Foundation.

“The global Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected those who are vulnerable and less fortunate, thereby increasing the economic challenges these groups face. The financial assistance from USAID, extended generously by the American people to partners in India, will support efforts to rebuild local economies and improve the livelihoods of

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BEIJING, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WeTrade Group Inc. (OTC:WETG), a company providing technical services and solutions to membership-based social e-commerce, recently announced the systemic upgrade of technological services, to improve its matching with the Chinese market.

The newly upgraded technology service system strengthens the customer relationship management through strong tech and big data. The system not only improves client relationship and partnership cooperation, but also realizes crossing and additional sell service to help customers increase the company revenue. The precise marketing service and improved micro business technology service have been called “the Cloud Intelligent Brain of Micro Business” by the entire industry in China.

WeTrade Group Micro-business Cloud Intelligent

In the era of mobile Internet, micro business has witnessed an explosive growth, even hitting the traditional companies and seizing more market share. WeTrade Group utilizes smart tech services for micro business and social e-commerce to maintain user data and management, interact with

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A program built to help the smallest of Vermont businesses has received a $1 million boost and is taking applications.

The Micro Business Development Program has been around for years, said Tyler Jokinen, Project EMBRACE coordinator at BROC Community Action. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it paired businesses with five employees or less up with experts who could both advise them and connect them with sources of financial assistance.

“Project EMBRACE was a proposal that we came up with at the beginning of the pandemic to serve our clients better,” said Jokinen.

What the project does is award grants of between $2,500 and $5,000 to qualifying businesses. Among the criteria are, the business must have been established before March 1, affected by a COVID-19 related loss between March 1 and Nov. 1, and the recipient must be at or below 80% of the Vermont median household income level. Businesses can’t be

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  • Nick Cutsumpas has over 63,700 followers on Instagram, where posts content about houseplants and sustainability. 
  • As a part-time creator, he balances creating sponsored content for brands on Instagram (and sometimes TikTok), while still operating his own client-based plant coaching and landscaping business. 
  • He explained how he negotiates his brand deals, what his strategies are, and what his standard rates are for sponsored content on Instagram.
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Nick Cutsumpas, known as Farmer Nick on his social-media accounts, is one of many “plantfluencers” who have seen a surge in followers and brand partnerships these last few months. In fact, his Instagram following has doubled since March.

His Instagram grid is almost solid green, and he generally posts content of himself posing with houseplants, sharing sustainability tips, or driving around New York City and dropping off plants to people in a Nissan LEAF (provided to him by the

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  • You don’t need millions of Instagram followers to start earning money as an influencer. 
  • Some influencers with tens of thousands of followers can make thousands of dollars from brand sponsorships.
  • Industry insiders say that while follower size is important to a degree, it is a creator’s engagement (which includes reach, likes, comments, and DMs) and how their audience converts that are most important to leverage when negotiating brand deals. 
  • Business Insider spoke with four “micro” influencers about how they price their rates for paid sponsorships.
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To earn money as an influencer, you don’t need millions of followers on Instagram like Kylie Jenner.

Some “micro” influencers — those with between 10,000 and 100,000 followers on Instagram — make thousands of dollars from brand sponsorships. Hiring this category of influencers, many of whom work on their digital businesses part time, has become popular among

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  • Ashley Jones has nearly 45,000 followers on her Instagram account and has over 25,000 subscribers on on her YouTube channel.
  • She said she treats her social-media pages as a side hustle. 
  • Like many influencers, Jones earns the majority of her money online through brand sponsorships and she pitches brands and negotiates all of the deals herself, she said. 
  • She shared her asking rates for a sponsorship on Instagram, including a post and Story slide, and for a YouTube video mention and dedicated video. 
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Even though college student Ashley Jones doesn’t have millions of followers like some social-media influencers, she’s still able to earn money from posting content on Instagram and YouTube. 

Jones has nearly 45,000 followers on her Instagram account and just over 25,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.

She originally started her YouTube channel when she was 12 years old, and

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