Posts Tagged ‘ work at home ’

What the merger of oDesk and Elance could bring – Part 1

What the merger of oDesk and Elance could bring – Part 1

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of news out of oDesk – first, they announced a strategic partnership with Kelly Services. Now, it rather baffles me that a company like Kelly wouldn’t have their own online services offering, given the company is more than 50 years old…

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Content mills or private clients

Content mills or private clients

There is no doubt that most freelance writers would prefer to work for private clients rather than spending their days working at content mills. Regardless of how well you are treated, how good the pay is and how responsive the site is, most freelancers will do far better with private…

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May 2013: A tale of goal setting failures

May 2013: A tale of goal setting failures

Ironically enough in April I sort of took myself to task for failing to meet many of my hard-set goals. Well, if April was bad, May was a complete failure in terms of nearly all of my goals. I cannot even begin to explain most of the problem although I…

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April 2013: Goals attained and missed

April 2013: Goals attained and missed

In my ongoing determination to keep up with goals I set, based on the original January goals I am not doing so hot but remember, I did change these goals in early April. So, with that said, let’s see how well April worked out. In fairness, I should disclose I…

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oDesk: Another Epic Failure

oDesk: Another Epic Failure

Several days ago, oDesk decided to roll out another “feature”. Now, I’m not sure who thought this was a good idea (or for that matter WHY they thought it was a good idea) but the overall failure of this feature is evident in reviewing the response from contractors (most, not…

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March 2013: Goals attained and missed

March 2013: Goals attained and missed

March was a strange month and while I think that most of my goals fell short of where they should have, it wasn’t all that bad. There are also some changes to my January goals which should be noted. Most specifically, I will never meet my Textbroker goals as I’ll…

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Work at home: Transportation Savings

Work at home: Transportation Savings

Among the many benefits of working at home is the savings that can be realized in transportation costs. Regardless of what form of transportation you use to commute, work from home opportunities offer significant savings. Read more about these potential savings so you do not overlook any of them. The…

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Working at home: Silly pro and con arguments

Working at home: Silly pro and con arguments

It is astounding to me in this day and age that Yahoo! has decided to bring their “work-at-home” staff members back into their offices. However, what I find even more ridiculous is some of the views that people have about this move.  I speak from many years of experience. Before…

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Damage your credibility in one easy step

Damage your credibility in one easy step

I have to admit that people must think that other people are super stupid or they just think they can get away with saying anything that comes out of their pea-brains.  People who post on blogs, in forums or on any type of a writing site should always be aware…

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HubPages Tips: Overcoming the 3 link barrier

HubPages Tips: Overcoming the 3 link barrier

I have mentioned before about writing for HubPages both on this blog and on the noscamworkathome blog as a way to provide for long-term residual income. I do like Hub Pages but it can be somewhat restricting when it comes to including links in your hubs.  Each Hub is only…

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Make the most of oDesk: Part 3 Interviews

Make the most of oDesk: Part 3 Interviews

Hopefully some of the applications you file on oDesk will turn into requests for interviews. Keep in mind, these can be somewhat tricky! Remember that you are going to be interviewing via email, chat or perhaps (if you are lucky) Skype voice.  Either way, it is simply not the same…

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Make the most of oDesk: Part 2 Getting Assignments

Make the most of oDesk: Part 2 Getting Assignments

Immediately after adding your profile to oDesk you will be able to post bids for assignments.  Before you do this, it is a good idea to review the oDesk policies on the number of applications that are available to you and how you can increase them. To be honest, the…

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Make the most of oDesk: Part 1 Getting Started

Make the most of oDesk: Part 1 Getting Started

For those who have decided to take the leap of faith and sign up at oDesk, I would like to present a series of items that may help you find greater success. As I previously mentioned, oDesk isn’t for everyone, and you’ll have to have some patience if you are…

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oDesk: It is not perfect

oDesk: It is not perfect

I have been and remain a vocal supporter of oDesk for freelancing opportunities. However, with that said, I do not want to give anyone the impression that oDesk is perfect, it is far from it. In fact, some of you read my rant about oDesk Customer Service a couple of…

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Understanding Online opportunities

Understanding Online opportunities

While there are numerous opportunities available online, it is important to understand how to evaluate them. There are a number of sites that make grandiose claims about how much someone can earn online. Before accepting any online opportunity, it is crucial to evaluate the validity of the claims being made.…

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