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How To Beat Freelance Loneliness

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Living the freelance life can be liberating and very fulfilling, however for many of us the freelancing blues will eventually hit.

As freelancers we spend a lot of our time alone at home or in our office, working with people we may never meet face to face, sometimes we never even hear their voice. It could be weeks at a time before we leave the house.

Having virtual friends and colleagues from all over the world is great, but there comes a time when we need to be around real people, no matter how introvert we are. Humans are after all social creatures!

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International Freelancers Academy






I know it been a while since I last posted, but when I saw this email in my inbox this morning I as so excited!!

When the organisers of International Freelancers Day announced they would be doing something big to keep us interested during the other 364 days of the year, I never expected this!

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oDesk oConomy Hits $200 Million

I know I’m a few days late, but on Friday oDesk announced that it’s oConomy has reached a whopper of a milestone.

On the 15th October the oDesk oConomy Meter reached the $200 million mark. Continue reading

Water Water Everywhere… My Contribution To Blog Action Day 2010

Water covers approximately two-thirds of the planet’s surface. Most of it is far too salty to use. Less than 3% of the water on Earth is suitable for use and about two-thirds of that is contained in the world’s icecaps and glaciers. Therefore about 1% of all the water on the planet is suitable for consumption and sanitation.

Obviously,the amount of safe water in the world is limited and according to charity: water a billion people (approx. 1 in 8 ) have no access to clean drinking water.

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Blog Action Day – Friday 15th October

I came across this post on FreelanceSwitch this morning.

Wow what a great idea. I hope all my fellow bloggers will sign up and take the time to participate on Friday.

The aim of this campaign is to get bloggers around the world to write an article about the fact that almost a billion (yes, a billion) people in the world do not have access to safe, clean drinking water with the aim of sparking global interest and discussion.

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The Future Of Work – Are We On The Brink Of A Third Industrial Revolution?

Earlier this week I came across a video on the oDesk Blog called “The Future of Work”. Not only has this video has reassured me that I am making the right decision to pursue a freelancing career, but it has also got me thinking about the way the world will work in the future. Continue reading

That Friday Feeling

This past week has been so busy that I hardly even noticed it go by. Only when  my client wished me a nice weekend on Skype earlier did I realise that today is Friday!

Between working on my clients project, studying( yep, my books  arrived on Monday) appointments etc this week has literally disappeared. It’s been a busy one.

But I’m not complaining. My client has given me even more work to do and has increased my hourly rate too and that’s fantastic! I’ll  be re-writing articles for his blog, and am now a part of his “quality assurance” team. Basically I’m going to be responsible for maintaining the content of the website/blog and helping his customers with registration, queries and subscriptions. How cool is that?  Continue reading