Tuesday, April 4, 2017

.: Freelancing life :.


The confession. 

Ever since I choose to freelance full-time about two years ago, I haven’t been posting much on this blog. I suppose I withdrew myself because some people then thought I was going bonkers when I made the decision. Then there were others who thought I have amassed enough experience to allow me to make that dramatic change. 

Honestly, I dare not say I have reached to that level yet, but I do admit that my income has increased significantly, and is more than enough for me. 

So how does one make money with freelancing? 

One of first my freelancing gigs actually came from Facebook. Sounds too good to be true but that really happened. A friend posted she needed someone to help her in her business and I jumped at the opportunity to render my assistance. Before long, word got around and I started to get more and more freelancing gigs through my network on Facebook. 

About a year and a half into my full-time freelancing journey, I begin to explore online freelancing sites. Sites like Freelancer.com and Upwork.com made it into my experimental list. Although I haven’t had much luck with Freelancer.com, I have managed to land some freelancing jobs on Upwork.com. Most of the time I use the experience to build my online portfolio on LinkedIn. 

And that brings me to my next freelancing income - LinkedIn. As compared to Freelancer.com and Upwork.com, LinkedIn allows me to better position myself and amplifies the possibility of landing freelancing jobs that offer a higher pay. 

If you are thinking of entering the freelancing world, then you may want to equip yourselves with more information on how to make money with it. Some of the articles you can refer to are The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guide - The Simple Dollar and The Complete Guide to Making $100,000 a Year Writing Online - Elite Personal Finance.

Alternatively, you may also drop me an email and I will do my best to assist you in your freelancing journey.

Towards a more sustainable and balanced life.
11.09pm, Malaysian Time

Saturday, February 4, 2017

.: Inexplicable encounter :.


Fast forward.

Sometimes, forgoing certain things, do not necessarily mean conceding defeat, or deliberately rejecting opportunities. 

Forgoing certain things, can also mean knowing and accepting that there are other far more important areas of concern.

Areas that are often forgotten, neglected, and left-out. 

Greater things are yet to come. 

A whirl of emotions.
12.21 noon, Malaysian Time

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

.: Inking thoughts :.


The end of the line.




Just a few more days to go to mark the end of the EHIA programme. Honestly, it never occurred to me that I would complete the entire programme. Nevertheless, I am glad that I went through with it. I came in not expecting much, but I came out of it with a wealth of immeasurable experiences.

I suppose it helps a great deal if one decides to remain open to new experiences, and I really ought to make myself more open-minded when it comes to government programmes. 

So I came in with a freelancing writing portfolio. 

All this while I had been churning articles, mostly for newspaper publications and blogging purposes. Little did I know that I would get several opportunities to get involved with some high level writing. By high level writing, I mean writing summaries, research reports and country reports for foreign clients. 

Obviously, I had long forgotten how to write such materials. Took a while for me to deliberate over it until I came to the decision I had to do some reading of my own. Heading to my first resource, I scoured for guides and resources on the internet. Thankfully, there were loads of references, including the one from Prescott Papers. Sure helped me a great deal in completing some of my most difficult tasks, plus it also helped to further hone my writing skills. 

Hope this explains my absence from the blogging scene. 

Moving ahead, I sure hope and pray that this new endevour would bring even more benefits in the long run. 

Looking forward to a promising 2017!
3.21pm, Malaysian Time

Thursday, November 24, 2016

.: Antiquities :.


Scents of time.

"Why do people take great pains, to paint or to take photographs?"  

"Why do they try to capture or hold on to a particular memory?"   


"Perhaps that helps them to remember, how it is like, to feel..."
"It's not about capturing or holding on to a memory, but more of, wanting to remember, how it is like, to feel..."

Faded memories.
2.40pm, Malaysian Time

Saturday, October 29, 2016

.: Cup of chai :.


Hits the spot.


Happy Deepavali to those who are celebrating it and happy holidays to everyone else! 

Hope all of you will have a wonderful time!

Gosh, I miss eating all the Indian muruku and sweets.

Off to pack her bags.
11.09am, Malaysian Time

Thursday, October 27, 2016

.: Perchance to dream :.


To be or not to be.

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." - William Shakespeare

Doing something relatively new can be nerve-wrecking. There is that nasty feeling of insecurity, that prickly sensation of not knowing what to expect. There is also that nagging side of you that keeps on saying, maybe, just maybe, things will not work out. Better flee beforehand than to be stuck in a dead end. 

Yet a small part of you whispers, maybe, just maybe, this is what you are destined to do. And by going along with it, by braving through the storms, this path could lead to greatness. Greatness for you, greatness for those around you.

Let your dreams be stronger than your fears.
8.08pm, Malaysian Time

Thursday, October 13, 2016

.: Bayyinah in JB :.


The email.

Received this in my inbox:

Assalamu Alaykum,  
Often times we forget the infinite wisdom in the trials we face. The Prophet (saw) faced many trials, but one of the most painful moments of his life was when his beloved wife Aisha (RA) was Accused.

Join Ustadh Nouman as he shows us how we can cope with the struggles that we face. Come see how the story of Aisha (RA) is still very relevant today.  
WHEN?  
Sunday October 23rd, from 2:00 PM to 6:00PM  
WHERE?  
Berjaya Waterfront Hotel  
88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut,  
80300 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.  
Register and get your tickets now!  
Bayyinah Institute

And I thought my day couldn't get any better. :)
1.42pm, Malaysian Time