All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘freelancer’

Elance vs oDesk

Elance vs. oDesk: Which is the Better Freelance Site?

Elance vs oDesk is like the Mayweather and Pacquiao of the freelance world. They are both one of the best in their league. Unlike a boxing a match, the question of which is the better freelance site, is a moot point that is probably impossible to lay out a concrete judgment. Not unless we'll have Elance CEO and oDesk CEO decide to take it to the ring :) Kidding aside, these two sites have both impacted many lives across the globe and mine included. There may be a few people who've had bad...

10 Things To Keep You Sane When Your Freelance Job Ends

You'll open up your email one day and you'll find amongst the unread, a notification that your project is now closed. Only a few days ago, the client was chatting with you on how well the project has been working out. And yet, now you see this message. You closed your eyes, pinched yourself, walked out to the sun, and yes, it wasn't a dream. It's real. The one source of income that you expect to feed your family is now gone. What in the world should you do next? This scenario is not something...

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...
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 do you reward yourself?

How Do You Reward Yourself?

If you have worked in a call center before and is currently into freelancing, one thing you will miss about call center life is the great perks and incentives that are up for grabs for a good performance. Rewards system in the call centers (based on my experience) is simply unmatched. And they are there for a good reason, no less than to keep you motivated to hit all those KPI's, be the best call center agent you can be and contribute to your company's success. Steve Jobs shared his candid...

10 Ways to Freelance Effectively

When your  clients don’t get what they want, don’t see the results you have promised, this is a sign that you are being ineffective. And who does want to be told they are ineffective? Not one in his sane mind would desire to hear these words. But they do come, sometimes subtly. Let’s face it, you’ve (actually we’ve) messed up with one or two of our projects in the past. Whether it’s bigtime or not, we’ve had our days when we are ineffective and complacent. It’s not a secret....

Online Jobs to Keep an Eye On

Unemployment is high in many parts of the globe. You may have a job today but it all hangs in the balance whether the business is earning or your salary is becoming too costly for your employers. As outsourcing continues to change the landscape of employment, you may find yourself gripping on the second state. The fact is, the internet is becoming the biggest job site you could ever imagine. Come to think of it, it's not only limited to local opportunities but its global. So for those who...

Freelancer’s Training Ground

Clarence Paul describes call center tenure as "As transient as the phone calls that agents make or take". Representative Raymond "Mong" Palatino, dubbed it as an industry that's filled with “hellos” and “goodbyes.” Others call it as the "sunshine industry" because of it's great contribution when the world economies were actually in the darkness of financial turmoil. I don't know which one to consider as a misnomer. All I know is the fact that call centers are a big help in the economy...

Shopaholic Freelancer: From Spending to Investing

I know it's easy to remind people not to buy this or that, but the impulse is really difficult to resist. Because more often than not, it is more tempting to splurge on your wants when you have the money rather than to think on how to wisely spend your hard earned income. So I'm changing that style. As they say, if you can't beat them, join them. Go ahead, BUY BUY BUY! But before you indulge read through the shopping list I've prepared for you. Then go ahead and enjoy your shopping...
Why I left the Call center

Why I Left the Call Center

Call centers in the Philippines, India or any other outsourcing destination bring a new breath of hope for a decent earning employment. And yes, I am one of those people who've been blessed to have worked for over three years in this thriving industry. But I left the call center completely and never looked back again. At first, I was hesitant to leave my job at Aegis People Support, one of the biggest call center here in Cebu City. With two growing kids in tow, a house rental to think, no...
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