Revamp Needed

I have to revamp this site soon so that the services I offer will have proper separation from my personal blog. Most likely will have to create a different site for the business side, and keep this one for personal stuff. Meantime, I’ll draft listings of services offered here.

Daily Log

Today, I decided I’ll log a diary for myself on a daily basis as I keep on forgetting a lot of things recently. Well, those long-term memories thing. Not all, but I thought this will be really helpful on helping me recall on what sort of things I did on a particular date. And of course, I definitely won’t make every post public. Maybe just this first one and those exciting days (if I’m not busy). Well, I’m actually busy right now that’s why this post is short. You’ll also notice that I haven’t been blogging for quite a while. I couldn’t even update my Portfolio. It doesn’t even really exist on this site yet. 😀

So, log(s) for today:

  • I just stayed at home, and did work!

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Where Do You Work? From Home (An Introduction)

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A lot of people have been asking me about how to make money online. Now that I have the opportunity to write, I’ll be sharing here an introduction about some things I know about it. Take note, though, that I won’t be discussing earning passive income online on this entry (yet). Instead, I’ll be discussing for now an introduction about real online jobs and actively earning income, where you have to actively work, spend time, give effort and a lot of dedication in the work you applied to. If you’re having trouble finding office work, tired of commuting or travelling from/to office, would love to spend more time with family, or simply just need to work from home, then continue reading.

First, it is important for you to take note that this kind of work requires some basic things:

  • You own a laptop/desktop computer that you can trust.
  • You have access to a reliable Internet connection.
  • You can communicate in English, written or spoken. (For a diverse team).
  • You have skills that can be delivered over the Internet.
  • You are comfortable working from home and having to communicate with your clients/teammates over the Internet.

Regarding skills, it’s basically just a question on what you can offer that can be delivered in quality, online. Some clues: Graphics Design, Illustration, Programming, Transcription, Writing, Proofreading, Editing, Marketing, Business Coaching, Business Plans, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Data Entry, Translations,… and more! There’s a large list to give. But if you’re not sure on what you can offer, there’s also this Virtual Assistant position who are usually trained at the start. And based on my observation, this is currently the most in demand one, because of a noticeable increasing needs in Online Marketing.

Now, where to find these legit home based jobs?

A lot exists actually, but I personally like the following platforms as I’ve tried these myself both as contractor and client, and I definitely recommend these:

There are also registered companies that actually uses these platforms for outsourced services. There also actually exists some registered businesses that operate on a virtual office (i.e., employees/contractors communicate remotely). And I’ll discuss these specific topics on a later entry.

Now, the most wanted question. How much can you earn from working from home? Don’t be surprised on the large gap, but in the case of oDesk-Elance, it’s between US$3 to US$50+ per hour. Yes, per hour. Okay, don’t celebrate yet. See that there’s a large difference between the high and the low. Why? Because it depends on your skills, your expertise, the quality of what you can produce, your experience, and your client.

So, what do you think about online jobs? What else do you want to know about it? Do you have questions or an entry request? Would you be interested in some tutorials/how-to’s? Please add it in the comments or contact me, and I’ll be glad to share my experience and knowledge about it.

A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Been wanting to post this since it appeared on Disney channels on TV, but didn’t have the luxury of time. I know I’m late, but I’m posting anyway.

So, it’s now Rachelle Ann Go‘s turn to appear on Disney channels’ commercial with the song from one of my favorite Disney animations, A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes, from Cinderella. I’m not a fan of Rachell Ann, but I felt she sang this song perfectly! I kept looping the song for about two weeks on YouTube (that was exaggerated) as it was just lovely to hear. The way she pronounced every words in the song seems perfect (for my ear, at least). She has improved a lot, and I believe her experience with Miss Saigon really helped. Truly a good job, Rachelle. Admirable!

Listen here:


And because I love singing, I did a quick impromptu recording of the song as well. Haha. Excuse my English, please. I know it’s nowhere Rachelle’s.

A quick a capella of Cinderella’s A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes. Recorded using iPhone 5s’ Voice Memos app, with chant reading of the Passion of Christ in the background (if heard). It’s Holy Week!

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First Redesign

Thanks to weekends when I usually find some time to work on personal and school stuff. I was able to quickly redesign my website with the help of some paid stock illustrations. Yes, I didn’t do the illustrations on the background and header image. I don’t have time for that right now and I still have some school work to take advantage of doing this weekend. The previous black/dark design I recovered from my old blog doesn’t represent me (or my personality) at all now thus the current change as well. Maybe the lighter design now speaks more about enthusiasm, cheerfulness, high hopes and positivity.

I wasn’t able to take a screenshot of the old design, but here’s the design as of March 2015:

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