Upwork is set to change fees this June

Earlier this month, the leading online workplace for freelancers, Upwork, has announced that there will be a big change in their fees. Instead of the current 10% fee that is applicable to all transactions, the new sliding service fee will depend on the amount that you earn from your client. Through an open letter posted on the company’s blog, Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel explained that this move isĀ “to reward large, repeat relationships and more fairly cover the costs of small projects, which are more expensive for Upwork to support.” According to Kasriel, small projects, aside from not being profitable,...

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HP Pavilion 550-165d review

I just bought a computer months ago. My old one is still functioning well but I need a higher spec to handle the raising demands of my work. As time goes by, software and applications get bigger in sizes and eats lots of memory to run and storage. As a VA, I don’t just use MS Word, Photoscape and Skype (how I wish I do). I use lots of software for marketing, web development, video editing, advanced photo editing, screen recording, communication, etc. I’m a Jack of all trades, master of pizza. And in the nature of my work,...

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Live with the King

Being a Virtual Assistant, I find it important to be always connected with my clients. After work, I have to check my email and messenger once in a while to anticipate my working day next day (so I know if I have to take a deep breath at the start of the day or lose my breath at all at the end of the day.) I’m glad that in our technology today, communication has never been easier. I can communicate with my clients and even bring my work wherever parts of the world I am. Pairing with my computer...

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Xoom is now officially a Paypal company

For Freelancers like me who have clients overseas, how many of you who also use Xoom to receive payments? It’s a great online money remittance service, isn’t it? Well, it’s officially a Paypal company today. Beginning today, you will see a small Paypal logo under the Xoom word on its banner. Xoom, for the sake of others who don’t know it yet, is an online money remittance service. The sender and receiver will create an account with their bank information. The sender will send money through Xoom, from the bank information entered on their account, to another Xoom user...

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Take it easy. You need a rest

If you’ve been a Virtual Assistant or a Freelancer working at home online for quite some time and your “iron is hot”, you might neglect about getting rest. It is most probably that you’re excited or enthusiastic on accepting more clients that you can handle. Your reason: it’s not permanent. There could be times that there will be no projects to do. But there will never be good reason for neglecting enough rest. I had this kind of experience when clients keep on coming. They are actually coming instead of me applying or bidding for projects. The time comes...

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