Now that you've read the pros and cons of freelancing in one of my earlier post (go ahead and check it out if you haven't :) ) and you think you are ready to join the freelancing world, you might want to check oDesk out. But before applying or creating a profile, I suggest you do the following first (some people might not agree with me on this one, a lot of people register or create a profile first to access the “registered users only area” but in my opinion, you should check out what you … [Read more...]
Virtual Assistant Tools: The Essentials
*First published on May 25, 2010 in my old blog, The Digital Servant. Here are some of the software and programs that every Virtual Assistant should have: Email – the most obvious one. You have to have at least one email account! Since you are a VIRTUAL assistant, you will be contacting your client virtually, meaning via email. My recommended email provider is Google Mail, since it has its own integrated chat tool, most of the clients (or buyers) require interviewees to be interviewed … [Read more...]
Should I Stay (home) or Should I Go: Pros & Cons of Freelancing
*First published on May 11, 2010 on my old blog: The Digital Servant Before delving into the world of freelancing, there are few things I would like to discuss. I know in my first 2 blogs I have been raving about being a freelancer but, as in everything, there are always two sides to a story. 1. Time flexibility. Pros: Your work schedule is what you make of it. Being a full time mom, this is what attracted me the most to working as a freelancer. I can manage my own work schedule. I can … [Read more...]
Proud To Be A (Online) Freelancer!
*First published on May 3, 2010 at my old blog: The Digital Servant Scenario 1: A stay-at-home mom looking for something to do in her spare time while her child is taking a nap. Scenario 2: A student who has been eyeing that MP3 player for months but can’t afford it. Scenario 3: An employee who is getting tired of commuting to and from work every day. Scenario 4: Someone whose hobby it is to write, blog, draw, video edit or design websites and would love to be paid for doing … [Read more...]