Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentiines Day to everyone, especially to my family!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

oDesk Tips - Getting Started

I received an inquiry from a blogger friend of mine about getting started on oDesk. In this series of posts, I forgot to start it off by saying that after you create your oDesk account and your profile, you need to pass the oDesk Readiness Test before you can apply and get hired for jobs.

Don't worry, no math or complex calculations are involved. Once you familiarize yourself with the system, you'll find the exam a piece of cake to ace. You can also use the website itself on another window or tab for research while you have the exam open on another - but do it as quick as you can since there is a time limit to the exam. You can also retake the exam as many times as you need to until you get it right. Retaking the exam does not affect your profile and your chances of getting hired in any way.

The questions on the oDesk Readiness Test are all searchable and answerable within the site. As much as I would like to share the answers, I won't, since the exam prepares you for navigating the site, especially useful when you already landed your first job. Plus, the exam also gives you ideas on what you can and can't do during and after your assignments, disputes on pay, and other important stuff. But in case you do need help, I'm always around.

I'll post more tips on how to get hired easier, as well as the difference between fixed price and hourly jobs in the coming days.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

oDesk February Earnings

I wanted to make this post to give people an idea of why I spend so much time on oDesk and why I really encourage people to try it out, especially if they have a passion for writing, can commit to deadlines, and are results oriented. Today's just February 6, and for this month I already earned $331.66. My other ongoing projects are not yet complete so they haven't been paid, but for 6 days this amount is not bad. My last withdrawal was back in January 31 for a couple of dollars short of a hundred - I used that for groceries, hahaha!

If you want to give oDesk a shot, just click on the banner below and you'll be directed to the sign up page. I'll be more than happy to help you out, and don't forget to check out my posts about oDesk tips!

The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pink's Performance of Glitter in the Air at the 2010 Grammys

Pink has always been one of my favorite pop-rock singers, it's just too bad I missed her performance. This is downright amazing!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Invitation to Contribute

I got an email today from Alex Layton, an administrator from the site called Rant Rave (sounds a lot like this blog, lol!). e's inviting me to be a contributor to his site, and what I can do is pretty much copy my posts here over there. I can even insert my Google Adsense codes over there and I'd get 100% of all the earnings.

I'm flattered that this blog that initially started as an experiment which turned out to be a money making activity, and is now gaining popularity. However, I would need to think about it as I am literally swamped with so many assignments from oDesk that I might not be able to constantly contribute to the site.

I guess I need to organize my activities first and then see from there. I would not want to commit to something only to disappoint in the end. But I am really flattered with the offer though. :-)
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