Working online – finding freedom, earning dollars with Elance PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 00:00

Ok, I myself have been reading about people who work at their own phase of time, online, and earning big time dollars. I wanted to go also into this wagon because it is really tiresome to work under somebody and it is only the Boss who gets richer. But how do you get into an online job?

This I got to find out from May 1 to 3, 2014. Thanks to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-9 whose new thrust this year is into the IT (information technology) we can find out more about on-line job and create business on our own. We become freelancers  or do a part-time job if we don’t want to resign from our present job (yet).

In coordination with the Zamboanga Information communication Technology (ZICT), a private local group that pushes for improvement of our local IT industry, Elance Philippines Country Manager Ron Cirujano will be in town to talk about online jobs.  Cirujano has Ten years of experience in marketing, both online and offline.

Prior to joining Elance, Cirujano was the Marketing Head of an international company that operates in Philippines, with responsibilities in the global online campaign with key executions in Social Media, Pay per Click and Search Engine Optimization.

Elance (www.elance.com)  is the leading platform for online work today. It gives people the freedom to find great jobs all over the world and live the life they dream of.  It is giving a world of opportunity for those who are hoping to escape economic situations or find a better work/life balance.

Elance is where businesses go to find, hire, collaborate with and pay leading freelancers from more than 180 countries. With a community of over 3 million freelancers and 1 million businesses, on Elance it's easy to hire a top freelancer. Find a developer, freelance designers or other talented freelancers with the most in-demand skills.

It works this way – Elance connects freelancers with businesses who are looking for skilled professional. Elancers present on-line workforce include cube-weary former Fortune 500 professionals, college students building-up their portfolios by applying the latest skills, victims of “down-sizing” now loving the new-found freedom to pick and choose jobs, and even parents thrilled to spend quality time at home while working rewarding jobs online.

More than a marketplace for freelance web developers, there's a world of talented people now freelancing on Elance. This includes talented application developers, software engineers, testers, network administrators, web designers, graphic designers, copywriters, market researchers, SEO experts, data analysts, social media marketers, translators, customer service agents, moderators, administrative assistants, accountants, lawyers and business consultants.

If we're looking to Work Differently and do great work while building teams of amazing freelancers, Elance is right for us. We can will find out about career opportunities with Elance and learn the basics of: (1) Creating your profile; (2) Finding the right clients; (3) Writing the best proposals; (4) Getting the job done; (5) Manage Payments; and (6) Earning more online. In a nutshell, Elance is where fulfilled people love their lives and love to work.

Don’t miss this On-Line Opportunity event that can change the course of our career for a better life. The event, with its theme, “IT’s Best in Zamboanga”, will feature three (3) mini activities to include the Job Fair, Technology day with Job and Esther Technologies, and Bootcamp day with Ideaspace. Attend the free DOLE May 1 Job Fair at WMSU where Corujano will be the guest speaker.  Register also for the 2-day Technology and Entrepreneur Bootcamp that will be held at thge3Garden Orchid Hotel Ballroom. Registration for May 2-3 is at P450 for professionals. ZICT members and students at P350.

By Dante Corteza

Matthew 9:37 “Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”