*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...]
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...]