Sunday, January 12, 2014

Freelancing 101: Create A Great oDesk Profile

A common mistake among new freelancers are rushing to get their first contract that they spend less time in creating an oDesk profile.

A great-looking oDesk profile does not mean you have to use fancy words but it should contain the necessary information that your target clients (also called as employers or buyers) wanted to see.

Take your time in creating your freelancer profile. We should aim to stand out from the competition and the way to do that is to have a great oDesk profile.

Here is a sample oDesk profile I found on the web:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Grit For Freelance Success

It's just the first week of 2014. A lot of us are probably still on vacation mode. For some of us, this is the best part of the year to reflect on our successes and failures in the previous year and set our goals for the new year.

Let me focus on the successes and failures. The only way to determine that is to measure it against your goals. Were your actions and decisions moved you closer to your goals? If yes, then, great! You are successful in reaching your yearly goals. But if not, what are your plans for this year? Will you set different goals for this year or will you continue what you had started?

So, how do these relate to grit?

I watched an interesting TED Talk by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth on Youtube about grit. IQ and EQ as she explained were not the determinants to success but it is the grit.
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