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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.

oDesk Connects and Membership Plan and What it Means to You

March 31st will be a historic day for freelancers on oDesk when the new membership starts to roll out. And just as expected, this new oDesk membership scheme marks another tell tale sign of what I call, the "Elancipation of oDesk". Remember, they told us that it will be two separate platforms, but they never said

oDesk Connects and Membership Plan and What it Means to You

Freelance Tip #3 Be Quick

If fast food and instant noodles are not good for your health, one thing that will sure have a good effect on your freelance career is to be quick, be fast. Don't be just on time. Be early. Be an efficient freelancer. And I will guarantee you'll see a big difference in many aspects of your

Freelance Tip #3 Be Quick

Freelance Tip #2: Be an Expert

If you're working as a freelancer, think of yourself as a doctor. You are someone who provides a solution, a recommendation, or a prescription. But there are a lot of doctors. You can either be a general practitioner or you can be a specialist. And if you put two doctors' side by side, one

Freelance Tip #2: Be an Expert

Freelance Tip: Follow up

Whether it's a past client or a prospect, follow up can do wonders on your business acquisition and retention strategy. Unfortunately, follow up is something that most freelancers ignore, neglect, and forget or probably don't even know. If you're guilty of this, I don't blame you.  As Kelley Robertson, author of The Power of Follow up, points out "Many people

Freelance Tip: Follow up

Freelancer Messenger App Review

Freelancer.com has freshly released it's Messenger App and if you haven't seen it, here's a brief rundown on what to expect. Unfortunately, the app is only available to Android users at this time. So iOs users will have to wait and see when the iOS version will come out. And hopefully it won't be too

Freelancer Messenger App Review

Certified Freelance Podcast

In the next few days, I'll be releasing the first episode of The Certified Freelance Podcast. It's my long awaited personal project that I've finally manage to put together. Late last year when I've started planning to push this through but I got a bit busy with different projects. So this year, I've determined to

Certified Freelance Podcast