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About Florante Valdez

Bible believer, full time freelancer, aspiring photographer, video editor, podcast manager, father to four gorgeous kids, and all around husband. My mission: spread the good news of online freelance jobs to help preserve families from the devastating effects absentee parenting by promoting online freelancing and work at home jobs.

Freelance Tip #4: Maintain a Healthy Cash Flow

In today's freelance tip, we're going to talk about money, particularly, your financial cash-flow. One of the major differences between working a 9-5 job and working as a freelancer is the unpredictability of income. Unlike your regular job, you get a specific or a more regular amount of income every 15 days or so. With freelancing, you're

Freelance Tip #4: Maintain a Healthy Cash Flow

Call Center Exodus and the Rise of Online Freelance Work

I've worked in the call center for over four years before I finally turned to full time online freelance work. While the world hasn't changed much for me during my four years of stay in the call center, I am most grateful that I've worked in the BPO industry because the trainings, most especially the

Call Center Exodus and the Rise of Online Freelance Work

Ep2: Freelancing Story – How Catherine Quiambao Bounced Back from Sickness to Build a Successful Freelance Biz

There will always be life's struggles. But for someone who's battled Guillain-Barre Syndrome and got bed ridden for a while, getting back on your feet and fighting at life's challenges is not an option, it's a must. In today's freelancing story, we'll meet Catherine Quaimbao. She is a wife, a mother, and a freelancer who's proven

Ep2: Freelancing Story – How Catherine Quiambao Bounced Back from Sickness to Build a Successful Freelance Biz

How to Use Dropbox File Request

Whether you use Dropbox or not, you will like this latest feature that was added called, File Requests. With this feature you'll be able to: Request files from anyone by giving them a link let's say, while you're in a Skype conversation or Google Hangout or you can also send an email request. This feature also enables

How to Use Dropbox File Request

FC: Episode 1 – How I Got Started Freelancing

[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/freelancechannel/TFC-Ep1.mp3" title="Ep1: The Freelance Channel - Genesis" artist="Florante Valdez" image="https://thefreelancechannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The-Freelance-Channel-e1433601406196.jpg" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_pinterest="true" ][spp-ctabuttons] As a first episode of this show, let me just give you a brief background about myself, what this show is all about,  and what inspired me to start this one. Prior to my freelance work, I

FC: Episode 1 – How I Got Started Freelancing

Upwork Messenger App for Android – Review

[svp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umtp70lM7u4[/svp] oDesk has relaunched and rebranded as Upwork. And with it's new brand comes this new messenger app. Check out the features in this first version and let me know what you think about it. If you haven't seen the update about the rebranding, go to http://certifiedfreelance.com/upwork-the-new-odesk/ If this has been helpful to you, please

Upwork Messenger App for Android – Review

How to Choose the Right Computer That Suits Your Freelance Work

For someone whose bread and butter relies on one machine, choosing the right computer for your online work shouldn't be left to the sales guy to decide. You need to know what specification suits your freelance work. While this may be a daunting task for someone who's just starting out with freelancing or not really

How to Choose the Right Computer That Suits Your Freelance Work