Best Practices to follow when working as an online freelancer

When you’re in the business of online freelancing, you have to follow certain best practices in order for you to make a good impression on your clients and to last long in this trade.  What I’m going to suggest are very common, almost basic, practices that an online freelancer should do.  But sadly, there are still a lot who are not following it. Always meet deadlines – It is very easy to say this, but sometimes it’s very hard to do.  This is especially true if you took on more projects than … [Read more...]

Should you go part-time or full-time?

In an online freelancer’s world, one has a choice of either going for a full time job or going part-time.  In this post,  I will talk about the pros and cons of each type of job. A. Part-time Job – This type of job is usually project-based and will last for the duration of a project.  These jobs are considered as “stints” and normally lasts a few days, weeks, or months, depending on the scope of work assigned to you.  As with full-time jobs, part-time jobs have their pros and cons. Pros … [Read more...]

What is the reasonable rate to give a Filipino freelancer?

Most employers, especially those new to outsourcing, have this very important question foremost in their minds:  “What is the fair rate that I should give my Filipino provider(s)?” An online freelancer’s rate is determined by a lot of different factors, the most important being: the cost of living in their country, the skills and abilities of the said freelancer, and whether you are hiring for a full time position or a project-based endeavor. It is a no-brainer that the cost of living in … [Read more...]

Is working an Online Job the right thing for you?

You may have toyed with the idea of doing online jobs.  You may even have considered doing it full time and quitting your regular day job.  But the question that is foremost on the minds of people considering doing online jobsis this:  Is working online the right thing for me? If you have considered working online and you are still employed at a day job, here’s a bit of advice: start slow.  You can start doing online jobs as a side line, when you get off work, or when you have free time.  … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Personal Assistant

Maybe you’ve considered it, maybe you never have. Hiring a virtual personal assistant isn’t exactly something you hear about every day, and it’s probably not something many of your friends and co-workers are doing. Hiring an assistant requires some work and it costs some money. This type of commitment can be daunting to anyone. Not only that, but hiring an assistant requires a shift in mindset: one has to change from a solo operator, an individual agent, to a boss, a manager. This is not … [Read more...]