Jan De Joya | The Free-Spirited Freelancer

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Current Rank: 129 (Personal)
Site Description: A blog focused on giving the latest information about working from home in the Philippines.
Date Joined: Oct 16, 2010

Tags: work from home, philippine outsourcing, working from home, freelancing, freelancer

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Work at Home Site #1: Write Articles and Get Paid
on Oct 21, 2012 in Work from Home Work from Home Sites When I first started working online a few years back, I wrote articles and got paid for it. I was new to online freelancing and was receiving $1 an article then (ouch! I know, that’s pretty cheap). Because I didn’t know better I continued...

Freelancer Interview Series: September R., Personal Assistant/Project Manager
on Aug 6, 2012 in Work from Home Work from Home Sites Odesk work from home sites Our next featured freelancer is a teammate of mine on Odesk. We were hired at about the same time by the same client, but she’s working more on our client’s local business while I’m in charged of the client’s businesses on the...

Freelancer Interview Series: Mikhail T., Estimator, CAD Operator
on Jun 29, 2012 in Work from Home Work from Home Sites My first interviewee for the Freelancer Interview series is a good friend of mine, Mikhail. He has been working from home for quite some time now as an estimator, CAD drafter, and everything related to Civil Engineering works. Here is what transpired...

Hannah’s Party Place Cebu Contact Number
on May 21, 2012 in Blog I was looking for venues for my son’s 4th birthday and Hannah’s Party Place always came up in my searches. Of course, there were others including Talamban Leisure Center, Oakridge Pavilion, SM Conference Center, The Family Park, and the u...

Busy as a Bee
on May 10, 2012 in Work from Home One thing I like about freelancing is that I can be as busy as a bee at one time and then just go on a vacation to refresh my mind without having to worry about formal leaves, etc. Like right now, I’m very busy working on my client’s task...

Do You Have a Personal Work Space?
on Apr 19, 2012 in Work from Home One thing that most people don’t realize about working from home is that you need your personal work space to be more efficient with your tasks. It’s very easy to just work from bed or your living room, but it does make a difference if yo...

Entered the wrong BPI ATM PIN thrice!
on Mar 23, 2012 in Blog Okay…I’m not rich but I have a multitude of ATM cards so I can better budget my money. So one day, I was lining up on a BDO ATM to withdraw some money and was following an old guy who was taking much of his time doing a withdrawal. I was...

on Mar 21, 2012 in Work from Home consistency long term contract working online Pardon me if I haven’t written anything for the past 5 months (wow, that’s like almost half a year!),  I should do better than that. Tsk. Anyway, I guess I am guilty of not being consistent with my blog posts and I owe you all an apology...

Choose Your Battles…Learn to Say “No”
on Oct 2, 2011 in Work from Home One thing about freelancing as a virtual assistant is that you have the freedom to choose who to work with. I had a friend who laughed at me because I said, “I fired my client”. But that’s just the way it is in this industry. Most o...

Communication is Key…
on Sep 23, 2011 in Work from Home client updates communication eLance email freelancing Odesk virtual assistant In a virtual office, there’s one thing you should remember — “Communication is key.” Your clients will not be physically able to see how you are doing with the tasks they have given you, so it must be in your best interest to...

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