It’s a good feeling spending my own money and buying stuff without using my husband’s remittance. I withdrew funds from my oDesk account into my Payoneer debit Mastercard yesterday. Although there was typhoon signal #2, me and my daughter Darla braved the rain and wind to drive to town. We went to withdraw money from an ATM using the debit card. From the amount transferred from oDesk to Payoneer, there were deducted the charges for card activation fee of $9.95, loading facilitation fee of $2.50 (because I was very eager to get hold of my hard earned money rather than wait for 2 more business days for regular loading, haha!), and a $3 maintenance fee for the month of July (this I cannot understand why they have to deduct already when I will still have to use my card and for sure there will not only be 2 transactions this month). As money came out of the machine, I was all smiles. The bills were new and crisp. I breathed a sigh of relief – the fruits of my virtual labor!
The first thing we did was to go to the church and offer thanksgiving mass for this grace that we received. This money is a welcome treat for us. During hard times like this, every centavo counts, especially when it is hard earned money. Why hard earned? It is because I had to be up during the night, and my sleep time has changed, not to mention that I still have the day chores. After that, bills for city services were paid in cash, groceries and personal stuff were purchased using the debit card. By Monday, I plan to purchase the needed construction materials for my attic. Isn’t that great?
Well, I’m real glad that I have job at oDesk. I am very grateful to my clients who trusted in me and my capabilities. I shall be sharing with you my experience when I started with my very first assignment. I have 5 currently, and they are varied. I am learning a lot new stuff from all of these. So far, my clients are very much pleased and satisfied with my performance. In fact, 2 of them increased my hourly rate as an incentive for a job well done. As a consequence, they have not ended the assignment and they said that they intend to give other tasks to me. Looking back, I thank God and pray that He continue to bless the employers in their business so they will always have jobs to outsource to freelancers like me. I pray for good health, strength, and peace of mind for everyone.