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six things i learned as a freelancer

Six Things I’ve Learned as Freelancer

I started as a full time freelancer on August 19, 2009 and yes, I’m still alive and kicking and looking to better years ahead. I had a scary start primarily of financial nature, fear of the unknown and doubts of getting a work that can sustain our family’s needs (and wants). And nearly six years after that crossroad, I’m looking even more exuberant of the year ahead. Let me share a few things I’ve learned as a full time freelancer. These are practical things that helped me survive...

How to: Create a “Likable” Fan Page

One of the most notable tools that's exploding almost exponentially today is the use of Facebook fan pages. An interesting statistics you can check is a post at Allfacebook.com that lists down the top pages in terms of number of fans and growth rate. And of course they also have the category where you certainly wouldn't want to belong, the ranks of the Least Popular Pages. Okay, so  before you get frustrated with that handful of Facebook fans you have, have you asked yourself, what makes a fan...

10 Websites to Keep You Up-to-Date

The web is a vast resource of knowledge that's almost inexhaustible with information. And keeping abreast on what's the latest whether online or offline, local or global, is just a click of the mouse away. But choosing where to get your information is another story. The fact is, there are millions of websites that are simply put, a waste of time. Here are 10 sites that I've listed and personally use which I believe you will also find useful. 1. Facebook Who could have ever thought that from...

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...

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,...

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...

Social Media Campaign For NoyNoy Aquino Goes to oDesk

With just a few months left before the election, politicians are heating up their campaigns intensely. And for this year, it’s not just the ordinary campaign arena that needs to be conquered, they are also aiming at dominating social media streams. Presidentiable Manny Villar seem to have focus much of his campaign on TV ads, but some have probably hired a blogger, an SEO specialist, social media marketer and a battalion of web gurus to reach out the generation Y of voters. But I found an...
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