Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2010’

A Thousand Hours of Freelancing

I have reached my first milestone as freelancer just before the end of February by hitting my first 1000 hours on oDesk. Who could have imagined that i'd last this long. I don't think that even my friends in the call center would actually think that it was possible. But by God's grace, it's now 1000 hrs and counting. It's 1000 hours of learning, and exploring the different facets of working at home, online. I'm very grateful to the first person who hired me and who continue to be my employer...

How To Succeed As a Freelancer

I’m not a guru when it comes to freelancing. I have been in this field for about 4 years now. But, I have learned a handful of lessons that’s been helping me realize my dream of a successful freelance career. I won't say that I know all the  answers on how to be a successful freelancer. But I can give you bits and pieces of what I've gleaned for those years that i've been working and living a freelancer's lifestyle. I must say that working at home as a freelancer is like a balancing act...

Practical Benefits of Blogging to a Freelancer

  Blogs are so popular nowadays that if you do a Google search for this term it will give you a result of at least 1,130,000,000. That’s correct, a whooping one billion figure that grows by the thousands every day. And with this popularity, and many other compelling reasons, I guess you would agree that these reasons are enough to encourage you to have your own blog. Squeezing an hour or two from your busy freelance schedule can bring enormous benefits for you in the future. More...

Six Essentials in Winning a Freelance Job Bid

When I first wrote this post (09.21.09 11:20am) there were 993,558 GetAFreelancer service providers, 346,574 oDesk job seekers and 98,973 Elance experts. That’s a whopping 1,439,105 freelancers and counting. And that is only from three popular freelance sites. Today, there are 1,056,679 GetAFreelancer service providers, 388,937 oDesk job seekers and 100,550 Elance experts. That’s a whopping 1,546,166 an increase of 107061 in just a matter of 54 days. For sure, many of them have already...

Research Tools Every Freelancer Should Know

As a home based freelancer, researching is one essential skill that you should pack on your resume. But aside from knowing what to search, and where to search, it is equally essential to know how to arrange all those documents or articles you find online. It will not only make your job easier but will make your presentation more professionally structured. I have found 2 amazing tools which I am using for my research works. And they are both totally for free! Mendeley For those who are into...

A New Certified Freelance

I've had a great time working on the new look of this blog. New addition include a partner's site. We have collaborated to build up a team who will be providing outsourcing solutions to businesses here and abroad. It's also part of our ministry in helping those who are in need of jobs. It's been a great challenge. A worthwhile challenge, getting more people on the team and training them to be more inclined to working on an online environment. Many have extensive experiences which we are...

Videography Services

The captain of the Eugene Digital Videography outfit is Eugene S. Florendo himself. With almost two (2) decades of experience in the field of video production and handling various kinds of audio-video equipment, the man has established a reputation for delivering professional work on time, because of his professionalism, he has established working relationship with several audio-video providers in Cebu City, Philippines and has earned the trust of many sensitive clients in Cebu and other areas...

How to Scam-Proof Your Freelance Job Search

If you are a freelancer I’m almost certain that you are one hardworking person who surely deserves every cent of what you earn. Those sleepless nights and missed important occasions are just proof that you are a dedicated working machine. But there are also scammers who are working as hard as you do to victimize the naive, careless, and uninformed job seekers. I must admit, I have had my own taste of scam which could have been avoided had it been that I have done my part in ensuring the...
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