Category: Technology

How is My Life Working as Virtual Assistant

I started working as a VA after getting a training from a BPO company called Filipino-Canadian. My life as a virtual assistant is not that easy as all may think though I admit it has perks also. For more than three weeks, I was trained there as a telemarketer, online researcher and some data entry.  And then I found this site called oDesk, it was March 15, 2008 Sunday night. You can actually read my past post about how I found my first job in oDesk here.

At present time, it has been seven years from the time I had my first online job. Working as a virtual assistant before and right now has a big difference due to the increasing numbers of people who wants to work online. Before, you can actually ask for a higher hourly rate from clients but as of now, you need to lower your rate so to compete with the rates that other virtual assistants are offering.

Working online has been easy for me since I easily get clients with my skills and experiences. Most of the time, my target job postings are long-term durations since I aim to work full time. And since I am quite choosy with the type of job that I want, therefore I am looking for one that can be done any time of the day with a lot of number of hours limit each week  and most specifically has a good pay.

Most of my projects are lead generation, online research, social media management, data entry, some article writing and blogging, and a little of video editing. Some of these skills were acquired from my previous projects also. Some clients were eager to help me and gave me the opportunity to learn new skills.

As a mother, this type of job is essential to me since I can work from the comforts of my home. I can take care of the household chores and most especially take care of my family’s needs.  I can bring my work anywhere too as long as I have an internet connection and my laptop. The downside is you have to work graveyard since most of the clients are in different time zone


I Need A New Mobile Phone!

As a girl mobile phone is one of my weaknesses. I love to be on top of the latest trends in mobile gadgets. Well it’s been a year since I bought my current cell phone the Softbank 920SC. I fell in love with this cell phone the first time I saw it on Softbank’s website. I like the style, color, features plus the 5mega pixel camera. This phone is available only in Japan and I have to ask my cousin in JP to buy it for me. Last week I was strolling on the mall with my beloved hubby just looking around until we found ourselves inside this store (forgot the name) and saw the Samsung Jet and Samsung Star WiFi mobile phones.

What I love most with these phones is the wifi connectivity which for me is very essential especially with my type of work where I need to check my emails every now and then. Samsung Star is a lot cheaper than Samsung Jet so I thought I should pick it. My hubby as well needed a new phone and was thinking of buying the Samsung Jet for him since its also favorable for him. They have wifi connectivity in their office allowing him to use his mobile phone and surf the internet. For me, we also have wifi at home therefore I can surf the web with my phone anywhere inside and outside my home as long as it’s within the range.

I am contented with Samsung Star but there’s this another phone which I am thinking about too, the Nokia ExpressMusic but since my sis-in-law owns one already maybe I have to forget about it. I’m dying to buy the phone already but I can’t get any money from my savings, actually I call it “conjugal savings; since me and my husband have been putting money on the same account” my husband wont allow me too. I’ve been working hard these past few days so I can save money enough to buy the new phone. I’m planning to buy end of this month on our 10th Wedding Anniversary. I’ll consider it a gift to myself..LOL

Phone Specs:

Samsung S5233W Star WiFi

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors

240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels


SMS, MMS, Email

MP3/WMA/AAC player

microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB (verified),

50mb Internal Memoy

Samsung S8000 Jet

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

AMOLED resistive touchscreen, 16M colors

480 x 800 pixels, 3.1 inches

TouchWiz v2.0 UI

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash


SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB

2GB / 8GB Internal Memory

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors

360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology

3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash

WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds

SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging

microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB, 8GB included

81 MB storage, 128 MB RAM