Showing posts from August, 2012

My Daily Routine as Part Time Virtual Assistant on oDesk

I started being a part time virtual assistant on oDesk last October 2011. To be honest, I was only trying it out to see if it really works or if I can really earn money. It was pretty much like the same feeling of a newbie in an office except that your so-called "odesk colleagues" are on the other side of the planet.
I don't clearly remember when exactly was my first withdrawal of earnings from odesk but, I surely recall that I was able to buy a microwave oven! haha! I earned that small an amount compared to the odesk professionals who are earning thousands of dollars already. But, for a part time virtual assistant like me, I was happy and thankful. Most blogs that I've read from full time VA's inspired me to create my own blog as a PART TIME VIRTUAL ASSISTANT. This is simply to share what is my daily routine as a part time VA. 
I work in an educational institution and work starts at 8am and ends at 5pm. The good thing about my office schedule is I don't have w…

oDesk Feedback: Just Another Experience

I seldom apply for fixed-price contracts in odesk unless, the writing job is something I would enjoy researching and writing about. Recently, I accepted a fixed-price contract where the client asked me to write ten articles about Strep Throat for a minimal amount. I researched through google about the topic before accepting the job and thought that it was kind of easy to do so, I agreed with the terms. My client was a Bangladeshi, I think he is maintaining a blog site and earns through advertisements because he reiterated that I had to use the keywords he noted in his instructions. I further learned that he was an SEO expert hence, the repeated instructions for me to use the keywords as often as I can. Anyway, I finished the project successfully despite the struggle to understand his "roller coaster" English grammar. Actually, whenever the client would send me messages, I cannot help but be more than proud of how Filipinos speak and write English efficiently (hehehe!). In sh…

An oDesk Testimonial of Gratitude

For the past 10 months I have worked as an independent contractor in oDesk, I would say that I am extremely satisfied with how things are going for me right now. I started with a very minimal amount not to shoo away clients and I considered my first 3 months in oDesk as my "trial period" just to see the terms and how constant the projects will be. I have had more than ten clients where I did a mixed of writing for website content and seo, research, blogging, survey creation and forum posting contracts. I must say, I enjoyed all my oDesk contracts but as what other contractors would say, working at home with an online writing job could be somewhat erratic. But then again, for me who is working on a part time basis, I could not be grateful enough to oDesk and my clients (past and present) for the opportunities and trust they have given me. My self-confidence and trust in my writing ability has grown because of the several projects, positive outcomes and healthy relationship I…

FOR SALE: Canon A3200IS

We won this camera from a raffle draw but, we already have an SLR so, we are selling off this point and shoot CANON A3200IS. It's brand new and comes in complete package.

If you are interested, please email me: or simply place a comment in this page.
Thank you.

Work at Home: A Realization

The past two weeks was really challenging for me because I experienced getting confined in the hospital for the second time (in my entire life!). When I was a kid I would remember my parents convincing me not to be afraid of the nurse, doctor or the hospital, per se. But, up to this day I do not like the thought of needles, oxygen, hospital bed and the whole idea of getting sick and being admitted. For the past two weeks my fever had been shooting up and down so, I had to spend a few days in the hospital and underwent some tests. When I was finally released from the hospital, I felt so relieved thinking that I can finally go back to my odesk duties. Actually, it was a mixture of disappointment and rejoicing. Disappointment because a few days of additional rest would mean deductions from my sick leave which is convertible to cash at the end of the year. On the other hand, it was a day of rejoicing for me too because it would mean more hours on odesk! I must admit that the thought of st…