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How To Avoid Distractions When Working From Home

Isn’t it great to work from home? Working what ever hours you want, getting to meet friends and family more often, working from the comfort of your own home. However, there are also some pitfalls along with all these perks.

For many of us freelancers the biggest of these pitfalls is distraction. The phone ringing, friends dropping by unannounced, household chores. When working from home, we cannot afford to fall into these traps. Learning to avoid these distractions will help keep you on track, and keep you focused on your road to success.

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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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Email Etiquette Tips For Freelancers

As a freelance professional email is (probably) your primary mode of communication, and as such you cannot afford to be lax or careless about your email habits.

A well written email can convey to the recipient that you are a professional and mean business!

Below are a few tips on how to write professional, successful emails.

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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


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


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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