oDesk Paid For My Boracay Trip
After months of waiting, I had my first Boracay trip last September 2 to 4. I booked my flight with AirPhil Express since last year when they had the Php 12 base fare promo in any domestic destination. Making an advance booking actually provided an opportunity for a budget traveller like me to prepare long-term for the much awaited Boracay trip.
You must be wondering how does this relate to my online job at oDesk?
Even if I had a long time of preparation, I honestly had difficulty saving up portion of my allowance for this Boracay trip with what I am getting from my full time job. But, I am just simply grateful that I have existing oDesk contracts (then and now) which gave me extra money to spend for this long-planned Boracay vacation.
With my humble rate of less than $10 per hour in oDesk, I was able to allot my 2-weeks (more than 20 hours) worth of project for my Boracay trip. It also dawned upon me that if I make this a full-time job, I might not just be able to send myself to Boracay but perhaps, to other parts of the world, too!
My realization: learn more skills which I can use for my future odesk contracts and increase my hourly rate so, I can just work at home on a full time basis.
For now, my deepest gratitude to my oDesk clients. Cheers to more projects and good working relationship.
More about my Boracay trip in another blog entry....