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Web Worker
Freelancing on the Web
By Kevin “Kiven” Codamon
Who am I?
Kevin Constantine A. Codamon aka Kiven is the Multimedia Head of the first
and leading online game publisher in ...
What is a Web Worker?
A Web Worker is a freelancer whose
work and income is primarily web
based.
Derived from the original...
Why did I become a WEB WORKER?
1. ADDED INCOME
Supplement/Augment your salary
with income from your web
projects.
Here are...
Why did I become a WEB WORKER?
2. CREATIVE OUTLET
Let your creativity and passion for
your field continue to ignite. Pract...
Benefits of being a WEB WORKER
1. FLEXIBILITY
You can work for who you want,
when you want, in any state or
country in the...
Benefits of being a WEB WORKER
2. MONETARY ADVANTAGES
Payments are usually in US Dollars
and are usually higher than
compl...
What you need to be a WEB WORKER
The Web Worker’s Toolkit:
1. A computer
2. Fast and reliable internet connection
3. USB d...
What you need to be a WEB WORKER
The Paperless Office
1. Digital correspondence
2. Online payments
3. Online accounting (M...
Where to get work?
Bloggers/Writers
AssociatedContent.com
Pros: better articles get more revenue
Cons: low base payouts
Where to get work?
Bloggers/Writers
http://manila.craigslist.com.ph/web/
Pros – targeted to local writers, a lot of home b...
Where to get work?
Bloggers/Writers
Elance.com
Pros- Lots of available jobs, Regulated, project tracking and
collaboration...
Where to get work?
Bloggers/Writers
Jobs.Problogger.net/
Pros – Blog Networks, No membership
Cons – Limited choices
Where to get work?
Designers/Coders
Elance.com
pros: Variety of jobs, free basic membership
Cons: paid membership
Where to get work?
Designers/Coders
Guru.com
Pros – Variety of jobs, has free limited membership
Cons – costly membership ...
Where to get work?
Designers/Coders
Scriptlance.com
Pros – ton of available jobs
Cons – prices start really low
Where to get work?
Designers/Coders
http://manila.craigslist.com.ph/web/
Pros – targeted to local designers, a lot of home...
How to get work
1. BUILD A KILLER ONLINE
PORTFOLIO
Prospective clients usually would like
to see what you have done in the...
How to get work
1. BUILD A KILLER ONLINE
PORTFOLIO
Prospective clients usually would like
to see what you have done in the...
How to get work
2. BUILD A BLOG
Build your online reputation by
showcasing your knowledge of your
chosen field (ex. photob...
How to get work
3. USE FORUMS/MAILING LISTS
Harness the innate traffic and
interaction of community forums.
Mailing Lists ...
How to get work
4. ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES
Expand your reach by spreading the
word about your services. Create a
website. ...
How to get work
4. ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES
Expand your reach by spreading the
word about your services. Create a
website. ...
How to get work
5. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Monitor job postings on job boards.
Assess current status of bids and bid
accordingly....
How to get work
6. EASY WAY TO PAY
Provide a way for clients to pay you
quickly and safely.
TIPS
- Signup with payment ser...
Personal strategies
- Use Google for promos
- Start with low hanging fruit
- Collaborate with other web workers
- Be patie...
THANK YOU!
Web Worker - Freelancing on the Web for Pinoys
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  1. 1. Web Worker Freelancing on the Web By Kevin “Kiven” Codamon
  2. 2. Who am I? Kevin Constantine A. Codamon aka Kiven is the Multimedia Head of the first and leading online game publisher in the country, Level Up! Inc (http://levelupgames.ph) . His daily responsibilities include enforcing web standards, improving usability and adoption of the latest web technologies. He also manages the Web development, Multimedia content and SNS publishing teams. Other than his day job, Kiven also blogs at http://codamon.com,http://problogger.com.ph and runs the backend for http://technogra.ph, recently awarded one of the rising blogs of 2009 at the recent Philippine Blog Awards. He also has his own web hosting company, Skaizer.com (http://skaizer.com), where he hosts some of the popular bloggers in the Philippines and does freelance work for clients such as UNO Magazine, 7-11 and Friendster Philippines. He is a member of the Philippine Web Designer’s Network since 2000 and has been connected to the web since 1996. Kiven is a graduate of the Philippine Science High School, Diliman Campus and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science from University of The Philippines, Diliman.
  3. 3. What is a Web Worker? A Web Worker is a freelancer whose work and income is primarily web based. Derived from the original definition by Skellie of http://freelanceswitch.com/
  4. 4. Why did I become a WEB WORKER? 1. ADDED INCOME Supplement/Augment your salary with income from your web projects. Here are some sample items that you can pay for with income from the web: - Top of the line Laptop - Utility Bill Payments - Gadgets - Business Capital
  5. 5. Why did I become a WEB WORKER? 2. CREATIVE OUTLET Let your creativity and passion for your field continue to ignite. Practice your craft.
  6. 6. Benefits of being a WEB WORKER 1. FLEXIBILITY You can work for who you want, when you want, in any state or country in the world. All you need is your computer and an internet connection.
  7. 7. Benefits of being a WEB WORKER 2. MONETARY ADVANTAGES Payments are usually in US Dollars and are usually higher than completing a local job.
  8. 8. What you need to be a WEB WORKER The Web Worker’s Toolkit: 1. A computer 2. Fast and reliable internet connection 3. USB drive/Portable HD 4. Camera/Scanner 5. Skype/Email Client/YM-MSN-IM 6. Image editor 7. Templates
  9. 9. What you need to be a WEB WORKER The Paperless Office 1. Digital correspondence 2. Online payments 3. Online accounting (Mint.com, etc) 4. Multiple backups
  10. 10. Where to get work? Bloggers/Writers AssociatedContent.com Pros: better articles get more revenue Cons: low base payouts
  11. 11. Where to get work? Bloggers/Writers http://manila.craigslist.com.ph/web/ Pros – targeted to local writers, a lot of home based jobs Cons- anonymity, no enforcement, no feedback system
  12. 12. Where to get work? Bloggers/Writers Elance.com Pros- Lots of available jobs, Regulated, project tracking and collaboration Cons- paid monthly service
  13. 13. Where to get work? Bloggers/Writers Jobs.Problogger.net/ Pros – Blog Networks, No membership Cons – Limited choices
  14. 14. Where to get work? Designers/Coders Elance.com pros: Variety of jobs, free basic membership Cons: paid membership
  15. 15. Where to get work? Designers/Coders Guru.com Pros – Variety of jobs, has free limited membership Cons – costly membership rates
  16. 16. Where to get work? Designers/Coders Scriptlance.com Pros – ton of available jobs Cons – prices start really low
  17. 17. Where to get work? Designers/Coders http://manila.craigslist.com.ph/web/ Pros – targeted to local designers, a lot of home based jobs Cons- anonymity, no enforcement, no feedback system
  18. 18. How to get work 1. BUILD A KILLER ONLINE PORTFOLIO Prospective clients usually would like to see what you have done in the past. TIPS - Show off your best work - Show only related skill - Easy Way to contact you
  19. 19. How to get work 1. BUILD A KILLER ONLINE PORTFOLIO Prospective clients usually would like to see what you have done in the past. TIPS - Show off your best work - Show only related skill - Easy Way to contact you ooking for a photographer for a wedding, I’d be interested due to the quality of this photogra
  20. 20. How to get work 2. BUILD A BLOG Build your online reputation by showcasing your knowledge of your chosen field (ex. photoblog for photographers) TIPS: - Promote your skillset - Be professional
  21. 21. How to get work 3. USE FORUMS/MAILING LISTS Harness the innate traffic and interaction of community forums. Mailing Lists are also a good way to promote your services. TIPS - Read the forum rules - Don’t Spam
  22. 22. How to get work 4. ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES Expand your reach by spreading the word about your services. Create a website. Promote yourself. TIPS - Always add your url and email address - Try Adwords and Facebook Ads - Create a resource and give it away
  23. 23. How to get work 4. ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES Expand your reach by spreading the word about your services. Create a website. Promote yourself. TIPS - Always add your url and email address - Try Adwords and Facebook Ads - Create a resource and give it away
  24. 24. How to get work 5. DO YOUR RESEARCH Monitor job postings on job boards. Assess current status of bids and bid accordingly. Review requirements before bidding. TIPS - Monitor competition - Be professional - Respond quickly
  25. 25. How to get work 6. EASY WAY TO PAY Provide a way for clients to pay you quickly and safely. TIPS - Signup with payment services such as Paypal.com or Moneybookers.com - Have a credit card payment facility
  26. 26. Personal strategies - Use Google for promos - Start with low hanging fruit - Collaborate with other web workers - Be patient - Improve your weaknesses - Learn from your mistakes - Be adaptable - Be as efficient as possible
  27. 27. THANK YOU!

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