All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Freelancing’

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FC: Episode 1 – How I Got Started Freelancing

As a first episode of this show, let me just give you a brief background about myself, what this show is all about,  and what inspired me to start this one. Prior to my freelance work, I served as a call center agent for over four years. I've experienced working on graveyard shifts, slept when the sun is high and got back to work when our kids are off to bed. I've taken calls on New Year and Christmas eve. There were great perks, bonuses and incentives. But the call center is not for...
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Upwork Messenger App for Android – Review

oDesk has relaunched and rebranded as Upwork. And with it's new brand comes this new messenger app. Check out the features in this first version and let me know what you think about it. If you haven't seen the update about the rebranding, go to http://certifiedfreelance.com/upwork-the-new-odesk/ If this has been helpful to you, please don't forget to Like, leave a comment or subscribe to The Freelance Channel You can also connect with me on Twitter...
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Why Thinking Like an Employee is the Worst Freelancing Mistake You Could Make

Most Filipino freelancers suffer from what I call "The Employee Mindset". And this is preventing them from getting clients who treat them with respect, consult them on their opinions, and are eager to pay them higher rates. But before I dig deeper into the effects of the Employee Mindset, let's start by exploring what it means. What is the "Employee Mindset"? When you're a freelancer, it's very easy to think of yourself as an employee. After all, that's what most people are - they go to a...

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...

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...
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Checklist for A Wannabe Freelancer

Deciding to go on a full time freelance work takes more than just the guts to go on a career adventure. There is a massive financial risk involved and a ton of preparation that needs to be settled before you can fully say that you are ready and good to go. There are more factors in the package than what meets the eye. And realistically, freelance home based job is not all good times. If you are just starting today, that is even of greater concern because the risk is twice than the risk involved...

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...

6 People You Should Talk to Before You Start a Freelance Career

Many people decide based on their emotions and not on what is logical or what is practical. And most of these decisions are done in haste which almost always ends in frustration. It's good to be enthusiastic but it's better to be wise. In freelancing, it's the same way. Take things with caution and decide when there is full understanding of the matter. And one of the best way of getting a good grasp at things alien to you is getting some advice from those "who've been there, done that". As one...
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