Home Based Jobs

I am trying to make a list of the website where you can find online job without paying fees, to help other aspiring freelancer starts their Work at Home Career 🙂

But, it’s 11.00 PM and I’m sleepy. So, here’s a quick list. I will update this post next time.

1. Upwork
2. Freelancer
3. Golance
4. Guru
5. Fiverr
6. 99designs

I’m planning to list my top 10, but don’t have enough time. I promise to update this post soon.

Ciao!!

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Posting for Daily Prompt:Ten

How I get my Profile Live on Upwork?

In life, you win some, you lose some! In my case, I win some, I lose a lot! hahaha.

Yeah, if you follow my blog, you’ll know that I lost the job I love so dearly last year, before Christmas! It devastated me, break my heart into pieces but I get up again and started looking for a new one. It’s okay to not to be okay! So, in your every fall, cry as hard as you can then get back on your feet again and move on. Life isn’t perfect, so expect a bumpy journey.

I move on easily. Maybe because I don’t have time to grieve and be emotional. We need money!

So, how did I get back on being a Virtual Assistant again?

  1. I went back to my Upwork Profile and finally update it. After six years of being idle, my profile is now live on Upwork.
  2. Then, I made a list of all the skills I have learnt while working for one company and decided that my niche would be “Email Management/Handling”.
  3. I took all the skill tests available on Upwork that are relevant to my skills.
  4. I started sending proposals. I don’t just send a proposal, I read the entire job description to understand the job well, then write a draft of my cover letter based on the job description. Then read the cover letter over and over before hitting the send button. The first impression last, if you can’t follow simple instructions on the Job Description, your application will be trashed. So, always take the time to read.
  5. Always be on time during interviews. Make yourself available or let the client know your preferred time. But, it would be best to tell them that you can make yourself available anytime at their convenience.
  6. Research about the company that you are applying for. It is always best that you know them already.
  7. Do not ask for a higher rate, if you’re a first timer, the lowest rate you can ask is $5.00 per hour. But, this will also depend on your background and skill set. If you know that you are worth 20USD an hour, then by all means, ask for it.
  8. Before setting your rate, check first the client profile. How much they have spent? How much they are willing to pay for an employee. Then base your rate on that.

After doing all of these and making a research on how to make my Profile looking better and professional, in less than two weeks I was able to finally signed two contracts from two different clients.

But you know what, it is not as easy as you think it is. My God, Upwork gave me 60 connects to apply for a job, I almost used all of my connects and only got two clients? How about that? Do you know how many sleepless nights I have struggled only to find out that my interviewer has stood me up? No show, no message, no nothing. I lose a lot, I win a little lols! But I’m still a winner!!!!!

I maybe just lucky, but no! I work hard to get back on track and not be unemployed for a long time. There are lots of jobs out there, you just have to know what you’re good at and don’t stop to keep improving yourself, professionally and as an individual.

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Posting for the Daily Prompt:

 Devastation

On Job Hunt

So… It has ended!!!

My boss has finally decided to close the company down. He emailed me yesterday that it was our last day and asked for my invoice which I have been delaying since I log in. I hate to think that it was really our last, that we are going to part our ways. We’ve been working together for six years and it’s hard to just leave everything behind and start anew.

We have informed a week ago about the possibility of closing down and I have started hunting for a new job since then. I have actually prepared myself for any emotional and psychological stress, but this sudden change in my daily routine and my professional career still kept me awake at night. You really can’t move on quickly, especially when you spent six years of your life working for a nice company and wonderful people. The rapport you established with your team is something you just can’t throw away and something you just can’t get overnight – this is the sad part of losing one’s job: Starting over again!

I don’t have time for grief. I have to move on and I have moved on easily, I don’t let any negativity in life keep me down. I know that there’s a lot of good things in the future that is waiting for me. And in times like this, I keep holding on my faith, that God will provide, as my brother-in-law always tells us: God will provide!

I’m on Job hunt now. So, if you need a VA or email handler, please count me in. You can check my profile on UpWork:
http://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~01bdc564897741404b/
or you may contact me via realgrapiks[@]gmail[dot]com

I can provide the following services:
Microsoft Word and Excel and Photoshop
Wordpress
Manage contact lists and customer spreadsheets
Maintain a calendar and set up meetings
Prepare and send out e-mail newsletters
Prepare, collate and ship proposals and meeting materials
Send out requested information to customers
Handle client inquiries by e-mail
Email Management/Filtering
Booking Appointments with clients
Following up with clients/customers (thank you and other reminder emails)
File Management (organizing files using Dropbox)
Database building (updating email or contact list on your CRM)
Research on certain topics
Personal errands (purchasing gifts for loved ones/family members online)
Hotel and Flight Booking
Creating basic reports
Preparing slideshows’ on PowerPoint
Recruitment
Set-up Social Media Accounts (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Tumbler)
Manage and update social media accounts
Manage your blog
Publish posts on your Blog (as long as you provide the content)
Filter and reply to comments on your blog
Blog commenting (to increase traffic and links to your site)