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About Online Jobs Plus (OJP)

Online Jobs Plus mission statement

The key mission of Online Jobs Plus

Hello fellow or future freelancer,

My name is Jeff. Thanks for visiting my website, OnlineJobsPlus.com!

If you’re new to freelancing or struggling to find online freelancing jobs on Upwork, you’ve visited the right website!

After more than two years of hesitation, I’ve finally been able to launch this website, many contents of which have been stored in my notepads for at least 3 to 5 years!

You can find out more about this website by reading further…

Why “Online Jobs Plus”

I chose the name “Online Jobs Plus” because aside from online jobs and freelancing, I would occasionally post my thoughts and experience on a medley of topics like travel, personal finance, psychology, health, entrepreneurship, and others. These topics would comprise the “Plus” part.

Sensoji Temple or Asakusa Kannon Temple

Found my long lost slipper in Sensoji or Asakusa Temple in Tokyo! ­čśé

What Makes This Website Different

This freelancing website is like no other. And there are many reasons why.

Let’s cut to the chase. I’m a college undergraduate with zero job experience who fortunately succeeded in Upwork right from the start. I had zero job experience when I started, but I had lots of skills. ­čśÇ

Zero Job Experience? That’s Risky AND You’re Crazy!

Yes, I know. Some of you might be thinking now: “Jeff, you’re crazy to have tried joining Upwork back then!”

I must admit: it was very risky. But the truth is, I have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Besides, I was confident of my own skills.

I joined oDesk (previous name of Upwork) in May 2012. Got my first job in a span of one or two weeks.

After sending hundreds of proposals and working with a dozen or so Upwork clients, just 14 months later, I’ve received a surprising email from the oDesk CEO — I got the “Top 5% freelancer” award! Not long after, I’ve received the Upwork Top-Rated award in 2015 and 2016.

oDesk Top 5% badge

Actual screenshot of email from the oDesk CEO

Not only is this a website built by a college undergraduate with zero job experience, it is also probably the first and only freelancing website with volunteering and charity in mind by default.

I’m likely┬áthe first and only one to offer mentoring discounts and scholarships to teachers, students, single moms, nurses, and PWDs (persons with disability).

I’m likely the only one who spends a lot of time helping new freelancers. To be honest, “a lot of time” is an understatement.

“Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts”

The reason the launch of this website has been delayed by over 2 years is I’ve been so busy (and I remain very busy as I write this) helping hundreds of workers — answering their questions in my inbox, various Facebook groups, and my own Facebook pages and groups.

I’ve helped and mentored freelancers since 2012-2013.

But 2016 was different. For at least one whole year since 2016,┬áI’ve been helping freelancers like you virtually almost every single day, for free.

Yes, you’ve read that right. Almost every single day for one whole year. For free.

That’s at least 20 to 40 hours weekly. Free.

This does not include the years I’ve helped others for free in industries outside Upwork and freelancing.

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

As a Boy Scout and former Scout leader, helping others is really my passion.

Online Jobs Plus helping workers with their questions

A snapshot of my Facebook inbox. Hundreds of messages and requests!

You don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the feedback of workers I’ve helped. What you see in that link (Reviews section of my Online Jobs Plus Facebook page) is just a small fraction of people I’ve helped, because many freelancers do not bother to reply, give updates nor even say “thank you” after getting many hours of assistance from me.

Online Jobs Plus thank yous from people I've helped

A day in the life of OJP Jeff. Some of the people I’ve helped

I’ve also created a Freelancer Directory (to help qualified, skilled workers to find jobs) and manually posted about 300 jobs. Both are also found on my Facebook group (Online Jobs Hub).

I don’t know anyone else who has done or is doing all of these. Do you? ­čśÇ

And wait. There’s more…┬á­čśë

The Only Filipino Online Worker…

I’m also one of only two workers in the world┬á(there are over 50 million freelancers in the US alone) — and the only active worker and Filipino worker (there are about 1-2 million Filipino freelancers) — who volunteered in a multi-year, international research project which aimed to help workers get jobs and improve the online jobs industry.

A lot of people know me online but I’ve kept silent about this unprecedented milestone for the past 3 years. I mentioned this for the first time here because this website is visible to my current and future (direct) clients. I’m happy to provide more details and links to potential clients upon request.

I don’t claim to be the best freelancer out there, but I’m certainly one of the most skilled, passionate,┬áand┬áconsistently helpful!

My Goals For This Website

I have many goals for this website or blog, but the main ones are:

  1. It will serve as part of my portfolio as an online freelancer (which I can showcase to all my clients)
  2. Having succeeded in Upwork, I’d like to pay it forward by providing discounted and free mentoring to new and struggling freelancers, particularly those who seriously want to achieve Upwork success
  3. Educate freelancers and share my experiences on various online platforms
  4. Help prevent thousands of workers from getting scammed online and reduce the exploitation of online workers
  5. Share my passion for freelancing and build a community of 10,000 (…100,000 and much more) well-informed, skilled and/or successful online freelancers, in the Philippines and abroad
  6. Increase my charitable work and donations by helping more people (essentially killing two birds with one stone!) and motivate freelancers like you to help others too (through volunteering and charity)

Again, thanks for visiting my website, OnlineJobsPlus. I hope you find what you’re looking for. I wish you success in your freelancing journey!

Join My Group, Like, and Share!

Don’t forget to bookmark this website and share with your skilled friends and family members! Like, follow, and share my Facebook page (Online Jobs Plus) for updates and join Online Jobs Hub, my Facebook group!

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