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How to Quit Your Job and Start Freelancing

Working as a freelancer may be just a part time job to help you eke out a living or earn an extra income. But what if you've reached a point and decided to quit your other job and pursue a full time freelance career? How are you planning to go about the transition? Here are a few things you need to check if you are on the right track. Remember, quitting your job doesn't work like a magic. But it can do magic for your new found career if you do it right. 1. Make a graceful exit Don't be...

Smart Bro Rocket Wifi Review

The ability to work from anywhere with just your laptop is one of the perks of being a freelancer. You can stay inside malls, a hotel lobby, coffe shop or just about anywhere, as long as there is strong enough internet connectivity to keep your most basic tools in working state. And for someone who loves the outdoors, mobility is heaven. Unfortunately, your heaven may be just a temporal one if you don't keep an extra layer of precaution and just rely on wifi hotspots. So before worst come to...

Blogging on iPad with Blogsy

Let's face it, you are dismayed many times when an idea comes up and you are off your desktop or laptop and all you got is your mobile phone or tablet. I've felt the same way too with my iPad. But I'm glad  I discovered a better way to do it. You might ask, what is it like to blog on an iPad? It's not really the iPad that makes blogging cool or extraordinary. It's Blogsy! This is my new found tool of choice when it comes to blogging  apps. And if you're still not intrigued, let me give you...

This Week’s Updates

The week is almost over and before the weekend comes let me share a couple things that's been getting a lot of my attention this week. You may not be seeing me writing regular posts in this site for quite some time now but if you've been following me on Twitter, you've probably seen that I've been collaborating with my wife on a new blog Marriage Mix. I've written a couple of posts this week and it's such a pleasure to write about our daughter's comedic video. My new hideaway proves to be a...

Freelancer’s Relocation Checklist

Many of you are probably on the same boat where I am right now, renting a place where you have your office and family in just one roof. But let's admit it, there will come a time when you're family will grow or the business grows or sometimes both of them (ideally both of them) and you have to find your new nest. Do you just go ahead and choose whichever? That's what I'd like to share with you in this post, based on my personal experience. What exactly do you have to consider? Am I Under Any...

Customer Service That Draw New Business

Having spent a few years in the call center proved to be the best training ground for me prior to my entry to the freelance world. I was immersed in a customer service oriented line of business (LOB), honed to provide consultative selling when my brain tells me i'm not a sales guy, and tested my character in dealing with difficult people when my mind keeps on yelling to stop being a saint. And I must say it was a total transformation of who I really am. That's how good my training was :) Thanks...

How Not to Lose Sleep and Still Meet Your Deadlines

Staying up late is not always the best solution to ensure you meet your deadlines. You simply couldn't rely on stretching your work hours just to get the job done. Unfortunately, you are most likely in the same boat just like many other freelancers are. But as they say, if it's being done by many, it doesn't necessarily mean its right. And losing sleep for the sake of a project deadline's completion is one of those exemptions. Common Reasons for Rushing While there are instances when clients...

DNSChanger: How to Make Sure You Don’t Lose Internet on July 9

There is no big holiday on July 9, but if your computer is infected with the DNSChanger malware, your clock is ticking fast before your internet closes out on you. This has been reported as early as May 22 in CNET while local ISP's PLDT and Smart issued their press release on June 27, alerting subscribers of the threat. Unfortunately, that doesn't sound like a very sound way to inform millions of subscribers. A text message or phone call would probably be more suitable considering the impact...

How Tablets and Smartphones Transform the Way We Work

Nathan Eddy's recent article says that "nearly three-quarters of the IT decision makers surveyed thought that the use of tablets and smartphones has led to an increase in productivity within their organization, with 25 percent saying it has improved productivity “significantly.” This is not surprising at all. We see tablets and smartphones everywhere and for a special reason they do play a major role in one of the most important aspect of work, and that is no less than communication. It...

How I Got a Brand New iPad 2

When you work hard, you want to reward yourself. Actually, you ought to reward yourself. But if you're working hard and spending at least $400 for a gadget like an iPad to reward your labors, that doesn't sound very practical for a family man who can use that amount for his children's school tuition fees.   So you ask, how did I get my hand on an iPad 2? Actually, it's simple. I won it from Unionbank's "Swipe and Win" promo. Thanks to my God-given clients who almost always pay on time,...
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