I never imagined where blogging would take me. I love to write but I am not as passionate about it compared to my friends, Jasper, Mark and Edsel. I was even mistaken as "nakikiuso" for starting this blog and a few other one-entry blogs.
Apparently, the universe has a plan for me where blogging is concerned. It all started when I stumbled upon a blog about work-from-home online jobs. I have done my share of online jobs in the past but none of them stuck because they were just wasting my time. The expectations were ridiculous and the pay was disappointing. My curiosity led me to read the said blog and it turned out to be very informative. I did a little more research until I landed on a website called oDesk. I studied the website and registered that same day. This happened a month ago. I got hired two days later.
oDesk is a FREE job outsourcing website which provides a "marketplace" where workers (called providers) and employers (called buyers) meet and conduct their business. Tools are provided which help track work hours and guarantee payment. A wide range of jobs is advertised on oDesk daily. This includes various positions in web and software development, networking and information systems, writing, administrative support, design and multimedia, customer support, sales and marketing, and business services. To date, a total of $68,500,000+ has been earned by providers from all over the world through oDesk.
I spent these past 30 days working at oDesk, building up my profile, taking online tests, applying for more jobs, and landing my 2nd client. I now do online website content writing for 2 clients with a combined maximum work hour limit of 50 hours a week. My first client is from the UK and the other is from the US. A 3rd client, also from the US, is set to hire me anytime. Both of my current clients are very kind and considerate. In fact, two weeks after working for them, I received a bonus from one and a pay rate increase from the other!
The pay may not be much compared to Japanese standards, but it works for me since this is not our main source of income. I am already content to know that I am earning from my internet time. This is an improvement from my past internet activities which involved FB, GT, YM, YT, e-mails and this blog.
The best part of my job is flexibility. My clients are lenient enough to give me free reign over my specific work hours and work output. I am only required put in at least an hour of work everyday and I am paid accordingly.
I do not know what will become of this new venture. For now, I am enjoying my writing job and saving my earnings for future endeavors.