Archive for ‘Freelance Writing’

November 5, 2011

Choosing Career as a WAHM

Choosing a career without any passion at all seems a heavy luggage. That’s why before I decide to become a Work at Home Mom (WAHM), It took me awhile to finally make my decision.

When I started home based freelancing three years ago, the Odesk platform was my first training ground for a challenging work as a WAHM. Since working online is relatively popular today, I decided to make this article to provide some advises for those who want to career venture at Odesk and become a Work at Home Mom.

If you’re an internet savvy who wishes to have additional financial assistance, Odesk will provide you several kinds of jobs such as:

  • web designing if you have knowledge in IT
  • virtual assistant if you’re into clerical works
  • data entry if you’re good in administrative support
  • technical writing if you have the passion in writing
  • Telemarketing if you’re good in advertising/ marketing etc.

The photo below shows all job categories being offered in Odesk. So whatever your profession is, you can always find your niche freelance job.

You should think on what kind of career path you want to follow and then start working from there. Assess yourself first — What are your talents? What are your skills? Are you good in clerical works, in advertising or something similar to these? This will help you easily map out your career goals while having a clearer picture of what you want to pursue.

In addition, once you started working in Odesk continue on learning new things to provide a room for improving your talents and skills. Constant learning will help you find a greater avenue where you can excel the most.

Though it may take you a long way towards success, but doing something you love the most is the most fulfilling thing to do. A career in Odesk isn’t easy but with patience and perseverance, this platform might be your ticket in achieving a bigger career opportunity someday.

October 8, 2011

Do You Want To Be A Freelance Writer WAHM?

 
There are so many opportunities on the web, some are real and some are bogus. You might want to test the waters first by starting out as a freelance writer WAHM (Work At Home Mom). It is one of the most flexible and cost effective way to start your online career as it does not require start-up costs which you might find on most of the online jobs available on the web.

You do not need to have a college degree to be a writer as you can choose first the topics you are interested in like fashion, arts, technology, food, travel and the likes. There is no difficulty in doing something you love. Aside from your desire to write about something you are interested in, you would need the following:

  • Personal computer / laptop
  • Internet connection
  • Website or a blog site for showcase of your writing ability

You do not need to have a professional experience in writing as well but you have to know one important thing in web writing. Most of your article should have SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or strategically placed keywords that are required by all clients to create traffic in your blog or article.

You may want to start writing for your own blog to practice your writing ability. This will also be an important site to show you prospective clients if they ask about writing experiences or samples.

With the basic information posted above, you are now ready to look for a client. You may want to look for a blogger (or a blogger friend to start with) who needs a writer. An experienced friend can be a great help to point out the mistakes you might have made for your first article. You would need pointers from them.

Note that the most important key in freelance writing is HAVING THE TIME and DETERMINATION to finish it and to earn money for your family.