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


Tips For Writing A Good Cover Letter On oDesk.

So you’ve worked hard at creating a snazzy profile and now you want to start bidding on jobs. But an employer probably wont even consider looking at it unless you impress them with a good cover letter.

When it comes to applying for a job writing a good cover letter is the single most important factor in your application. It is your tool  for getting ahead of the competition and showing the employer that you are the best person for the job.

Writing a cover letter can be a bit intimidating at the start, so below are some pointers on what to include in your cover letter and how to make it stand out and I have also provided links to other blogs & articles for further tips and advice.

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Am I Write for Writing?

Today I decided to check out a few freelancing blogs to see what tips and tricks I could learn. I found a few goodies that I have since subscribed to(Freelancelance Switch, Freelance Folder).  However, I came across a few that were aimed solely at freelance writers and I had a poke around in these too. Freelance writing is something that is very popular right now, and I think it is something that might be worth my while trying (at least while I am brushing up on my SEO and HTML/CSS skills).

I consider myself a complete newbie when it comes to writing, other than this blog I haven’t written anything since my school days.

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Pay Peanuts, Get Monkeys!

As you already know I have been away from oDesk for a little over two weeks, so this evening I spent some time checking out the job postings and the oConomy page researching trends for Writing and SEO jobs. I also had a look at the community forums where I stumbled across this particular thread. Continue reading


First Day Back

So today was my first day back at oDesk after a 2 week holiday, and man was it tough to get my butt out of the bed. I usually have no problems getting out of the cot in the mornings but I really had to struggle today. I’m normally up and about by 6.30,  I see the O.H. off to work and grab some breakfast and maybe put on a load of washing. Then a quick check of my emails and by 8.00 I’m ready to start work. Continue reading