Thursday, October 25, 2012

Telecommuting: The Benefits of Working from Home

As the simplest meaning provided by Google says, Telecommuting (also referred to as teleworking) is the process wherein an employee is working from home (remotely), making use of the Internet, e-mail, and the telephone.

Being an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor before in a South Korea-based Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) Company/ Educational Institute, I've tried telecommuting more than once, considering the fact that my schedule directly relies on the schedules made by the students. Most of the time, I do this when I'm just making my students' daily and monthly evaluation reports, but of course, still checking on my schedule religiously so I can easily report at my office in case I'm made available on an on-call basis.

Having experienced so, there's no doubt that it is far more convenient to telecommute. I saved the money for my fare and there's no need for me to waste my time and effort going to office and end up doing nothing the whole day, too. recently released an infographic, entitled "The Perks of Working from Home," that could answer most of the questions about the latest trend in telecommuting.

This trend has gained popularity:
From 2005-2012:
US workforce grew just 3%
But the number of regular telecommuters grew 66%

Let us know the reasons behind this trend in Telecommuting.

Here's the full infographic (with the text below):

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Top 10 Freelance Websites

  • Top 10 Freelance Websites

    Are you currently looking for an online freelance job? Make no mistakes as these are the websites that you should check:


  • oDesk is the world's largest online workplace, where savvy businesses hire, manage, and pay a talented workforce of on-demand professionals. | URL:


  • | Hire freelance programmers, web developers, designers, writers, data entry & more at a fraction of the cost on the World's Largest Outsourcing Marketplace. | URL:


  • is an international marketplace connecting employers/entrepreneurs and virtual workers in numerous industries (including programming, writing, … | URL:


  • | Access 1.8 million skilled freelancers from around the world. Find rated web developers, mobile programmers, designers, writers, translators, marketing pros, … | URL:


  • | The place for people to share things they're willing to do for $5. | URL:

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Online Freelancing and Crowdsourcing

    Online Freelancing and Crowdsourcing

    The internet has always been
    and will always be,
    a magic box.
    People are recently becoming more and more interested about online careers because of their accessibility and other possibilities that goes with them. Hundreds of thousands of online freelancers like virtual assistants and website and logo designers in various websites are readily online at any given time and are ready to do the task for their foreign clients.

    To be an online freelancer, you need to make yourself competitive by enhancing and, if possible, mastering skills that are in-demand in the online community. Like in most endeavors, it could be tough at first, but once you get the hang of it, you're off to earn considerable amount of extra money.