*First published on June 11, 2010 on my old blog, The Digital Servant. One of the things that can get you hired on oDesk is to write a great cover letter. This is your chance to tell the buyer why he or she should hire you, out of the 100 plus applicants out there. Here are some tips: READ the job opening! – I know this sounds ridiculous for most of you but the reality of it is, not all people read the whole job opening, they just click the apply button and send a generic cover letter. … [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...]
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