I played a prediction game in 2019, and I dare to say, I played it pretty well.
So, let’s see how accurate were my predictions.
Prediction #1 – Upwork Stock Prices Will Turn Out To Be A Huge Disappointment.
I left more than one red flag in my articles.
I even quoted some guys who really knew what they were talking about:
Prediction #2 – Upwork’s Captain Won’t Go Down With His Ship.
Here on Hacker Noon, I pointed out Upwork’s CEO – Stephane Kasriel, preoccupation with stocks selling activities. The timing was perfect, to say the least.
“O Captain! My Captain! Why Are You Leaving Your Ship That Still Floats?”
Prediction #3 – Upwork Will Make Freelancers Pay To Play.
Talking about “unpleasant surprises:”
Prediction #4 – Fiverr Will Go Public.
Prediction #5 – Quora Will Become Shamelessly Biased in Freelance-Related Topics.
When I wrote about it in September of 2019, Quora and Toptal limited their “growth-hacking-activities” to the most popular freelance-related topics with the biggest number of followers, “only!”
Prediction #6 – GoLance Will Lower Their Service Fees.
Here’s what happened a few months later:
Prediction #7 – Upwork Will “Fix” Their Negative Trustpilot’s Score
What About Your Predictions For 2020?
Why not? Let’s play the prediction game again.
My First 2020 Prediction – Upwork stock prices will stay above $10. How do I know? Well, wait and see.
My Third 2020 Prediction – Hacker Noon’s Alexa ranking will be somewhere between 2.5K and 3K in 2020.
My Fifth 2020 Prediction – GoLance will lower their service fees, again.
My Sixth 2020 Prediction – The AB5 virus will spread all over the USA, not just Cali and NJ.
My Seventh 2020 Prediction – I won’t win a Noonie Award as the most controversial writer on Hacker Noon.
That’s all Hacker Noon folks! The 2020 prediction game is on!