Category Archive for: ‘From the Web’

Elance vs oDesk

What Happens When Elance and oDesk Merge?

One of the questions I've raised before is "Which is the better freelance site, oDesk or Elance?" That is of course not a very easy one to answer. For one, they both have their unique qualities that one would prefer than the other. It never came to mind what if oDesk and Elance will merge into one freelance site just like what Freelancer and it's acquisition of smaller sites like Scriptlance.  But truth is, there's no more speculation about the merge because oDesk and Elance have already...

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,...

Get Additional 5GB Free Space for Your Dropbox

There are plenty of reasons to love Dropbox's service. The smooth syncing across different devices and platforms is one of them. The unmatched referral system that can give you up to 8GB of free storage is also another reason. But the Dropbox team is simply always looking for innovative ways to make us like them even more. And you read it right! They are giving away additional 5GB of free storage. This new release offers new features and improvements which include: Automatically uploads...

How to Benefit From Online Job Trends

Job trends data provide a wealth of information that's invaluable to entrepreneurs and job seekers in helping make intelligent decisions. As outlined by Trends Research, an authority in providing trend information, it: * Allows you to anticipate change, recognize the implications, and take proactive strategies * Alerts you to the trends shaping the future and * Identifies short and long-term strategies and action plans for profiting from trends In a freelancer's perspective, information on...

Project Jobs Fit (Part I)

"Many fresh graduates have a hard time finding jobs because their skills and educational background do not fit the needs of businesses" Whether you agree or not with the above statement by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), let's face it, finding a job is not as easy as you think it is. And getting an education doesn't even guarantee a job for you in the future. It's really difficult to pinpoint the main culprit in this case because there is a myriad of reasons and a million other factors...

What’s New with LinkedIn Groups?

I have been frequenting the oDesk group in Linkedin lately, because I am monitoring a discussion that I've started regarding freelancing challenges. And I was surprised to see an entirely different look and feel of the groups section. For one, there is now a slide gallery of recent posts that were made, a bar with tabs where you can give a thumbs up, comment, like, pass or flag for a post. Plus a Hootsuite/Facebook like status update console where you can attach a link and provide more detail...

What Are Your Biggest Freelancing Challenges?

Life as a freelancer is not a bed of roses and you know that, I'm sure. It's challenging. It's sometimes disappointing and frustrating. And what better way to learn than to ask those who've been in the business, and have gone all through what we're just starting to cross. So I started a group discussion in LinkedIn and asks: What Are Your Biggest Freelancing Challenges? Here's what LinkedIn members has to say: Ashish Mishra • Hi, Thats a good question and here is the answer as per my...
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