Transitioning from the corporate world into a home-based career can sometimes be scary because there are no health benefits. Unlike when you are in the corporate world you get health benefits with the HMO plans provided by the company but that's okay because you can actually get one even as a freelancer.
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Getting rejected is part of our lives but dealing with rejection is what matters most. Move On Fast is the only choice I've got to overcome rejection and that no matter what
How I Overcome Fear of Public Speaking and Profit From it
Introvert. Shy. Easily get intimidated to people. Nothing to share when in a group. Never see me do the first move unless you approach me. I always got nervous when speaking in front of people. This is what I used to be. But things change, I never thought that amidst of these personalities, I turned out as a public speaker. The best thing about it, I overcome
You may have wanted to know on how to create a blog but for some reason, you haven't get started. Probably because you don't have the time or maybe you always think there is still time or maybe you are just too lazy to do it. Oops, wait, you are not alone, that's actually me, I always think but I really never do it.
One of my bucket lists is to travel in South Korea. Guess what? Someone invited me for a 3- 5 days trip to Seoul and experience the cherry blossom season. Whoah! My excitement is up in the sky,
It's already 33 days with no freelance project! With consistent applications, lowered the rate and even shortlisted, still, no project closed. If I think about it, I have qualified skills and have a lot of value to offer to clients, but at this moment there are no projects coming.
As we go through this season, a new trial comes in, my mother-in-law is fighting for her life. Oh, how she loves to sleep; she has been sleeping for 5 days.
Learning SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) can be hard, confusing and overwhelming but there is no
"If you love to read, you can learn anything you really want to know.- Zig Ziglar".
It's almost one month when I lost my client and yes it is stressful because you don't know how you are going to make your ends meet. At times, I feel down and lost but wait I know for a fact that clients come and go for different reasons so what am I fussing about!
Working from home provides unlimited opportunities and all you need to do is find out what will work best for you. Indeed, there's a lot of opportunities, some works for me, some did not and some are still
Finding a direct client is one of the most exciting and at the same time something that will challenge you as a Virtual Assistant. This is because you have to do everything on your own, and in return, you will get to receive a higher payment since there would be no third-party website to do the work deal for you. You might be wondering now, where can I possibly find a direct client.
The greatest secret in building your VA profile is by making sure that you put all your skills which you think are necessary for a virtual assistant job. Skills like organizational skills, keen to details, prompt to schedule, communication skills, fluency and accuracy in working on documents, and the likes. Remember that clients would like to get to know you and what you are capable of doing because they would like to be sure that they are hiring the right person that they need for their job.
After identifying the potential project, you want to check how your direct competitors present their services to the market. Determining them may help how to better position you among the rest.
Let’s proceed to the next steps!
Using again your identified skills, go to Upwork, then place again the skill. From there you will see the list of freelancers who have the same skills as yours.
There are a lot of home-based opportunities that we can do to start earning money from the comfort of our homes; one of which is to become a virtual assistant. According to Wikipedia, a virtual assistant is "generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office".
I am prompted to write my freelancing story because there is $50 waiting for
There are 2 primary ways to earn a living from
I really don’t have an idea on what online work is. I just thought of the fact that this might be my winning streak in life. Without hesitations, I went to internet cafes to read about oDesk(now Upwork). From there, I learned many things which helped me grow as a person. I pursue this path because I knew I can do it. I believe that this opportunity is life-changing and knocks only once. God guided me to where I am now and I am so much thankful to Him for, without Him, I can’t survive this online world that is full of competition and challenges.
I arrived at around 11:50 pm, my mom lying on the bed, catching her breath so fast, so thin, so pale, with her pupil almost gone and just the white part of her eyes. I just closed my eyes and prayed aloud. I hugged her and whispered that I love her and it's okay for her to leave us. Telling things in a manner of a joke was all I did. I need to be brave in front of her because I know she does not want me to cry.
Wow, time flies so fast! On August 23, 2015, it's going to be my 7th year of working from home through Upwork (Formerly Odesk
“I want to spend more time with my kids! But I just can’t do it because of work. How sad it is, they are already asleep when I arrived from work!”
“Now I am stuck in this traffic!”
“My housemaid left, who’s going to take care of my kids? I have still work to attend!”