Cebu Open Office Hours for Online Work

This is a short post for those interested freelancers in Cebu to learn about oDesk and eLance. Cebu’s Odesk/Elance mobilizer, Ms. Liv Briones is having an Open Office Event for those who have questions about online freelancing. Details are below: Cebu Open Office Hours Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:00am to 5:00pm (Lunch Break 12nn-2pm) Global Hub Serviced Offices Inc., 12/f Keppel Bldg Samar Loop, Cebu City Whole day event of free consultation

Credit Card for Online Workers in the Philippines

Times are unpredictable and there are instances when holidays affect the payout times as in my previous post. It is during these times that a credit card can be very helpful to us online workers. But getting one can be tough especially if we don’t have income supporting documents like an Income Tax Return. Most banks are still very conservative about who to lend credit to and they think online

Paypal to Cash Exchanger in the Philippines

Today, I tried out a service that converted my Paypal funds into cash in a matter of minutes. Since it was Thanksgiving in the US, I didn’t risk withdrawing my Elance funds to my bank account because I know it won’t arrive on time (usually payments are delayed if there are holidays in the US). I took the chance and withdrew my Elance funds to my Paypal account and hoped that

My Payoneer card is here!

After two unsuccessful deliveries using their free delivery service, my Payoneer card finally arrived! I primarily applied for a Payoneer account so I can get paid by US companies for my affiliate sales and freelance earnings. Not all Payoneer card holders can get paid by US companies. You have to apply for their US Payment Service and get approved for it before you can receive money from US companies. I

Don’t cheat your clients!

I was recently referred by my client to another business owner who needed VA services. In her terms, she would share me for a while (although it is entirely a different contract) because they need someone reliable to continue the work the other VA did. There was nothing wrong with the VA’s work except that she logged in more hours than necessary. If you are familiar with the Elance or

Work at Home Site #1: Write Articles and Get Paid

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 writing for that rate  for a few months. Then, I thought that the quality of my articles didn’t really deserve the $1 rate, so I scoured

Freelancer Interview Series: September R., Personal Assistant/Project Manager

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 web. September (Tep) has an extensive working experience for a local BPO, but she finds working from home more rewarding because she can spend a lot of her

Freelancer Interview Series: Mikhail T., Estimator, CAD Operator

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 during our interview: 1.How long have you been working online? 1 ½ years 2.Part Time or Full Time? Full-Time 3.What’s your current position/job now? Engineer/Estimator 4.Can you give