Almost everyone today talks about working at home or going freelance online. How is this possible? In the beginning of the twenty first century, when computer age started to rise, there is a plentiful of job opportunities especially for job hunters that hold computer degrees offered by many IT companies. A couple of years later, outsourcing became a hit among most first world-based telemarketing firms that seek for cheaper labor avoiding certain types of costs and benefits due for their employees.
By then, outsourcing became a trend, and companies particularly from the US, UK, and Canada hired workers from the third world countries, such as the Philippines and India. But this buzz was nothing when online freelancing opened the door for most skilled individuals who find comfort in working at home at their own pace. Just like fashion that quickly intruded almost every part of the world, freelancing became pandemic that couldn’t be stopped because of technology’s blessing which is now very accessible and affordable to all.
Amongst today’s famous freelancing market portals is known to be oDesk Corp., or simply oDesk. If you are a mom with kid(s) and need to stay home but still would want to earn to help the family, or if you are an individual who is unfortunate to get a secular job from any prestigious companies due to your impairment, or if you are a nomad and wants to bring work with you anywhere you go, or if you are just too lazy to put on your make up, do your hair, and wear those high heels to work, then oDesk is the perfect place for you to be productive!
Just recently, oDesk held the most-awaited event by Filipino Contractors – the oDesk Contractors’ Appreciation Day, a three-hour occasion that allowed everyone to meet and mingle, get insights from two of oDesk’s representatives, and to recognize some of the country’s top contractors. The event was held in UP Diliman’s Ang Bahay ng Alumni, on November 6th, 2012. It was a truly beneficial and enjoyable occasion when everyone who met online as co-workers and friends finally met in flesh!
By engaging into online freelancing, and knowing what your abilities and limits are, you are entitled to live a stress-free life. Although there is no such condition as stress-free life in our days, working as a freelancer online gives all the comfort an individual would definitely desire. Time management is the key. When you work as a freelancer, you should be able to determine when and how to organize multiple tasks so to not spoil anything – both on your part and on your clients’. Respect and honesty play important roles to achieve a successful long-term tenure. Are you ready to launch your online career and grab the leads?