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Boracay Trip via 2go

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It was my second time to go to the beautiful paradise of Boracay. Thanks to my friends who instantly agreed with me that we should spend the long weekend (Nov 1 to 5) despite of the short preparation and planning. Since we were running out of time to plan for our Boracay trip, and in consideration with our budget constraints, I suggested that we try out sailing to Caticlan Jetty Port via 2go. It was the combined companies of Negros Navigation and Super Ferry which now carries the name 2go

There are actually limited blogs about 2go. But, based on internet research, it was a pretty reliable and comfortable alternative way of going to Boracay (or so I think). So, I hope this blog will serve as an eye opener for those who are curious of how it feels like travelling by sea through 2go.

What I liked most about our 2go experience: Less hurtful to the wallet. 2go's prices vary depending on the type of accommodation that you avail. In our case, we booked for the cabin-type that can accommod…

Advantages and Disadvantage of oDesk Fixed-Price Contracts

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Recently, I've been receiving invitations for job interview on oDesk for fixed-price projects. But, this is my personal take on why I seldom accept fixed-price contracts.


What I like about Fixed-Price contracts:
Fixed-price contracts bring you money in bulk. And it feels very rewarding when you see such sum of money in your oDesk "wallet". You can work any time you want. Fixed-price contracts allow you to work at your convenience. You may log into the oDesk Team Room for monitoring purposes but payment is really made once the contract has been completed.You can basically accept unlimited fixed-price contracts and receive payments almost instantly.
What I don't like about Fixed-Price contracts:
You are prone to accepting bogus projects. Scams are everywhere. There are clients who will ask you for trial jobs and at the end of the day, they will not pay you for the job. You have to constantly update your client about the job progress. Well, it is your duty as a contractor …