FREELANCING

Articles about freelancing or anything about working from home. Tips on how or where to start written by homebound mom unless otherwise stated.

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    How to Get an Upwork Identity Verification Badge

    Last April 23, I received an email from Upwork that freelancers now have the opportunity to earn an Upwork Identity Verification Badge. It was not required back then so I just moved on. But then last September 24, I received another email from them saying that this is now required. Why did Upwork require the Identity Verification Badge? According to their email, they are now requiring the Identity Verification Badge to help keep Upwork safe and fraud-free. They received feedback from clients that this information is important when they evaluate freelancers to hire. For the freelancers, those who have Identity Verified badge receive more job invitations. If a freelancer did not…

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    How I Started my Freelancing Journey

    Seems like I just started. 🙂 Never crossed my mind before that I will be doing this for a long time. Read on for the story of ‘how I started my freelancing journey’. **Got this from my old blog. Written last year, back when I was just writing for myself.haha 2010, I was in my second year as a customer service representative of a BPO company when I heard about Odesk. As I am bored with my job at that time, I signed up and applied for several job posts in Odesk. I received responses from clients but I didn’t take it seriously and didn’t reply back. Little did I know…