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The Simple Truth About Getting a High Paying Freelance Job

It’s a common question that people ask me how do I get a high paying freelance job. Well, today, I’ll share with you my thoughts why this question isn’t something you should even ask others but something that you should ask yourself and should be answered by yourself alone too.

The truth is, getting a high paying job is real and it’s just out there. Whether you are on oDesk, or Elance, or Freelancer.com or just selling your service directly through your website, a high paying job is just a matter of – asking for it.

Our most common notion is that high paying jobs are offered to us. It’s the client’s sole decision whether they’re going to give us that dream rate or not, but the truth is, you have to know your worth and let other people know that by telling them how much you want to be paid, PERIOD!

My personal thoughts

What exactly is a high paying job for you? I have a $20/hr job and I’d say it’s a high paying job, but it may not be the same for others. Someone is probably looking at a $2000 per month project and consider it a high paying job, but to some […]

The Simple Truth About Getting a High Paying Freelance Job

10 Things To Keep You Sane When Your Freelance Job Ends

You closed your eyes, pinched yourself, walked out to the sun, and yes, it wasn't a dream. It's real. You just lost one of your freelance jobs. The source of income that you expect to feed your family is now gone. What in the world should you do next?

10 Things To Keep You Sane When Your Freelance Job Ends

Freelancer’s Relocation Checklist

Many of you are probably on the same boat where I am right now, renting a place where you have your office and family in just one roof. But let’s admit it, there will come a time when you’re family will grow or the business grows or sometimes both of them (ideally both of them) and you have to find your new nest. Do you just go ahead and choose whichever? That’s what I’d like to share with you in this post, based on my personal experience. What exactly do you have to consider?

Am I Under Any Contract?

Before you jump into any new agreements, make sure to check if your services are under any contract. This will help you avoid paying unnecessary fees for breaking the terms of agreement. Get back to those fine prints that you have signed and double check the repercussion if you choose to preterminate your services.  In most cases, house lease have 12 month contract, PLDT Telpad account is for 24months, Smart Bro Canopy has 24 months.

Where Should I Move In?

Whether it’s a business or your home that you would like to relocate to a new place, location has a big factor in the decision […]

Freelancer’s Relocation Checklist

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 if you have started probably 3 or 4 years ago because of the financial crisis.

If you have kids to send to school, a mortgage or loan to pay, a sickly family member, then those are just the tip of the iceberg that you have to deal with and make sure that are carefully addressed. It’s good to be filled with enthusiasm when you are starting on freelancing but the fire of enthusiasm can be doused if you take things for granted.

1. Savings

There is actually no exact figure or amount that you should have in your savings to start a freelance homebased work. But as a […]

Checklist for A Wannabe Freelancer

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. And being on this page is a proof why you want to know the 10 ways to freelance effectively. So before history repeats itself with your next client, it’s high time to get some freshening and tidying up.

Why is there a need to be an effective freelancer?

Ecclesiastes [spp-timestamp time="9:10"] says it better: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might for there is no work nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest. The thing with freelancing is, a single instance of a bad output or a messed up project can spell the last thing you’ll ever hear from that client again. The lifeblood of […]

10 Ways to Freelance Effectively

Project Jobs Fit (Part I)

“Many fresh graduates have a hard time finding jobs because their skills and educational background do not fit the needs of businesses”

Whether you agree or not with the above statement by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), let’s face it, finding a job is not as easy as you think it is. And getting an education doesn’t even guarantee a job for you in the future. It’s really difficult to pinpoint the main culprit in this case because there is a myriad of reasons and a million other factors why people are unemployed or have a hard time getting employed. But there are three things that I have noted about this problem. First thing that I have noted; skills, then education, then business needs. But the main gist boils down to: “Are your skills and education fit for the current business need?” As simple as that.

The fact is, even if you have finished a degree with flying colors if I’m in need of a Chef for my food business, your IT education and the skill you have acquired is futile (at least for my need). It’s difficult to […]

Project Jobs Fit (Part I)

Is Online Freelancing The Right Job for You?

I did have the same hesitations and questions at the back of my mind before I started my own freelancing. I’m sure it is the same with you at this very moment. It’s really difficult to put your hands on the rein when you have a stable job, a regular pay and a good benefit. But then again, the question is, IS FREELANCING FOR YOU?

Job Satisfaction

Many people walk to their offices and perform their duties with a heavy shoulder because they are no longer satisfied with what they are doing, their salary and other areas of their employment. A Conference Board’s survey which polled 5,000 households in the US, found that only 45% were satisfied in their jobs. So why burden yourself and struggle to believe that that’s the right place or the right job for you?

Work on something you are happy doing. If you are feeling obliged to do something because there’s a supervisor who’s prying on you, a boss that you simply can’t get along with or a policy that you can’t agree on, then that’s reason enough to look for windows of opportunity. If you can’t help yourself but keep an eye on the ticking of the […]

Is Online Freelancing The Right Job for You?

Shopaholic Freelancer: From Spending to Investing

I know it’s easy to remind people not to buy this or that, but the impulse is really difficult to resist. Because more often than not, it is more tempting to splurge on your wants when you have the money rather than to think on how to wisely spend your hard earned income.

So I’m changing that style. As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them. Go ahead, BUY BUY BUY! But before you indulge read through the shopping list I’ve prepared for you. Then go ahead and enjoy your shopping spree!

Computer and Equipments
I know you are itching to get the latest version of Mac as much as I do. If you can afford it, go for it! As an online worker who spends 40 hours or more in front of the computer, it is imperative that you invest in a machine that will give you the security and reliability in delivering your work. Whether it’s a Mac or a PC, what’s important is that it’s up to the task.

I’d also recommend that you get an uninterrupted power supply (UPS), external hard disk, extra battery pack for your laptop and a comfy office furniture that will make you work […]

Shopaholic Freelancer: From Spending to Investing

Get a Job, Keep the Job!

If getting a job is a challenge, keeping a client is a feat. That’s what I’ve learned from the seemingly horrible experience of financial crisis. Many strive to get a job, but few has the wisdom to keep those clients. Many get hired for weeks or months but few last for years, nor get a repeat transaction.

If you are having this same problem you are not alone. You’ve probably thought life is so unfair and employers are opportunists, taking advantage of the employment drought. But that is not always the case.

I couldn’t forget my interview with John Jonas when he said “When you get a job, keep the job” I’m sure John has some great experience why it made such an impact to him. But the question is, how do we keep the job and turn from being a part timer to a full time, full pledge freelancer. […]

Get a Job, Keep the Job!
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