Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2010’

The Freelancer’s Superman Syndrome

Too much fantasy and sci-fi movies can sometimes rub off on us. I know superman is one of the favorites and he is certainly one of the most common roles many people want to play in their freelancing career. But who wouldn't want to be superman? And who have not done a superman act before? Juggling 4 or 5 jobs, then taking even more even if it would mean a missed lunched or dinner, a 2hr sleep or just about anything that would mean sacrifice of personal comfort just to please the King...

Five Reasons Why Hootsuite5 Rocks

It's hard to keep up with social media. Every single day, we get bombarded with new updates, new tools being launched and new versions being rolled out. But let's just say that for the month of June, if we are going to pick the best of the best social media productivity and management tool, which would you pick and recommend? There are big contenders for this title and picking the best is definitely a difficult task. But let me share with you my personal pick from among Tweetdeck, Seesmic,...

Daddy Freelancer

My status as a home based online freelancer has brought me a new advocacy which i believe is most relevant as the world celebrates Father's Day tomorrow. I don't know if how many of you who are reading this blog are celebrating the occasion with your dad far across the other side of the planet, toiling overseas just to give your family a decent life. I'm sure you've heard countless times in TV or real life stories about the OFW saga and dreams of giving a good life to their children. Their...

6 Reasons Why Every Freelancer Must Have an Alternate Payment Option

exactly what I mean. I've seen the forum filled with dismayed people, frustrated providers and helpless freelancers who couldn't do anything about their payouts because they only use Paypal for payment transactions. Let's face it, technology is not foolproof. Paypal, Moneybookers, Payoneer or whichever institution you are using, gives you no guarantee that they will be up all the time. But you can safeguard yourself from delays and bill payment rush when a sudden service interruption...
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Payment Delays: oDesk Provider’s Bruhaha

There is a lot of spam message going on right now with oDesk providers who are part of the gDev team. The original message which started from a simple "hi" turns out to carry more than what meets the eye. UAE based company, gDEV FZ LLC who claims to be the biggest employer in oDesk started sending out invitations and hiring providers for a fixed rate fee to undergo several tests and a Skype interview that's intended for various technical and customer service positions. Well, who wouldn't be...

Blogging With WordPress

When I first had my hand on blogging, I can only name two major platforms, Blogger and Wordpress. I did set up blogs for both but had to totally switch to Wordpress for many reasons. And for more than two years now, I'm still in love with Wordpress. Not that I don't like Blogger, I just think that WP is more robust and more user friendly. And if i'll be asked which platform to recommend I surely won't hesitate to insist on Wordpress. Am I being narrow sighted? I guess not. Before the end of...
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