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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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Have you been asked to provide free samples on oDesk? Then Read On

Have you ever been asked for a free sample of work from an employer on oDesk? Sometimes it will be requested as part of the application process. But how do you avoid the dodgy employers who want to steal your samples and run without paying. Continue reading

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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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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