Friday, September 24, 2010

Project Raketship





Permission to accept the sideline was already granted. Mami Athena has expressed her best wishes and even said that I will shine in such environment. But on the eve of signing the contract with the agency, it appears they have fallen short of my expectations. I will fail in my commitment.  A content writer position may sound tempting to any job-searcher. But realities now tell that it is not as simple as the job responsibilities state.

The position was recommended by a colleague who just left the company . He said their writers are paid 15 grands monthly. Imagine the earnings I would receive should I be accepted as their part-time talent. Dazzled by the opportunity, a resume was submitted.  Response came two days after and a training was set the next Saturday later.

It took us several hours to complete the training. There were three of us - a teacher from a private school, a team leader from a call center company, and there was me, proud and confident that my experience in blogging would easily land me a job in the agency. The trainer provided the materials on how Search Engine Optimization works. They even have a process to make an article appear on the first page of any search engine. Training was a breeze and even the exercise the trainer had provided was too easy for me.

Three hours through the chat conference, the trainer disappeared. He told us to take a break but he never came back.

Hours were wasted but the free learning was enough to cover the 100 peso charge for renting a computer. Moving on was done swiftly. There will always be another job search. Raket is easy to those who look for money.

Another call came a few days later. It was from the agency telling yours truly that I passed the training. WTF, I told myself. Aside from learning the basics, nothing was gained from the exercise that was assigned. Nevertheless a chance is a chance and despite the number of inquiries and doubts about this project, I signed up this morning for my first assignment.


Keywords:

NFL Experts Picks
NFL point spread
NFL betting lines
football betting lines
football point spreads
betting on football
college football betting lines


The topic was easy to pull out from the linear ideas. Using all my knowledge to harvest the Google for anything - that will shed light to the assignment which was given, a subject was chosen. Without any directions as to how the article should form from the formless, I readied my fingers to tap the first words that will make up the first sentence of my piece.


Line
Picks
Handicap
NFL
Football


Several additional online articles and a 400-word blog entry (which I was able to finish in less than an hour) later, my mind remains kaput as to how to begin my first job order.




26 comments:

Mr. Brightside said...

Kayang kaya yan... you're a born writer... Good luck on your raket (^_^)

Nimmy said...

*sending you some GV*

go kuya! yakang yaka mo yan! :)

Désolé Boy said...

I am sooo jealous!
hehehe
.
.
I want more jobs that would take over my Saturdays and Sundays.

PILYO said...

wow! congratulations.

so more writing less gimik?

Mu[g]en said...

Pilyo:

Nagdududa nga ako kung tatanggapin ko eh. Parang gusto ko magbalik loob at maging Avon Hunk na lang ulit. Wahahahaha!

Na-text mo na si dadi?

Desole Boy:

There are a lot of rakets out there. Pasaway lang ako, madaling sumuko kapag hindi malinaw ang instructions na binigay sa akin.

Mu[g]en said...

Nimmy:

Ngayon ko lang nalaman what GV means. Good Vibes pala! Thanks thanks!!

Mr. Brightside:

Even born writers have bratinella moments too. This is mine.

Sulat lang ng sulat. Wish I could share my older blog para alam mo kung gaano ako ka walang wenta magsulat non.

Ms. Chuniverse said...

Oo nga... magpa-pasko na. 'Tis the season para sa lahat ng rakets.

Haaayyy.... maglalakad na naman ako ng madaling araw sa Makati Avenue. Ang dirty, dirty ko na.

Chos!

Jepoy Dacuycoy said...

A to the YOS!!!! congrats sa raketship na iyan :)

raket para naman makapagBEACH!!! :P

maginoongbulakenyo said...

Sisiw na sisiw yan sayo, kaw pa nagpaulan ang Dioys ng talent sa pagsusulat sinalo mo lahat.

Alterjon said...

magpa-cheese burger ka naman! burger, burger, burger.. :P

soltero said...

weeee... may bagong raket si papa joms...coolness!! swerte magiging BF, di lang popcorn ang ipapakain nyan! ahaha

Cheers! :P

Master Clutter said...

i tried applying to become an online writer before as a sideline as well, but due to a lot of things i was doing then at work, i really had a difficult time coming up with the articles and beating the deadline-- and so i just stopped.

i wish you all the best! ahaha!

Mu[g]en said...

Master Clutter:

Honga, ngayon 5000 words daw ang quota everyday. Kung tungkol sa NFL at betting ang isusulat ko ay mabuti pang umatras na lang ako. Lolz.

Sayang, sana may part time na data miner job.

Soltero:

Sabi po ng nanay ko, bawal daw mung ako magka-bf. Masyado pa daw akong dalaginding para jan. Looolz.

Alterjon

Chizburger sa Angel's Burger o kaya dun sa Buena Bonita puwede pa! Hahahaha!

Mu[g]en said...

MB:

Sir, hindi ko nga siya ginagamit pa eh. Ginagawa ko lang past time kapag bored sa buhay. Ahehe. Sana kumikita ako sa ganitong klaseng pagsusulat.

Jepoy:

Hahaha! Badtrip nga eh, wala pa akong siguradong invitation. Pero by October siguro, maghahanda na ako sa pagpapaganda ng katawan

Miss Chuniverse:

Honga magpapasko na! Actually kaya ko gusto rumaket eh para may pambili ako ng aircon ni Ermats next year. Kumakanta kasi sa akin one time.

Ingat ka lang sa pag rampa sa Makati Avenue, baka hintuan ka ng BMW at dalhin ka kung saan.

Gerardo said...

Wow! Mugen goodluck sa sideline mo. I know you can do it, bilib kami sa talent mo sa pagsusulat! God bless Ü

hondafanboi said...

I'd like to join the mob of admirers papi joms (eeeeekkk!!! ngayon ko lang nalaman name mo... hehehe) and goodluck sa gig. Nakiki-odesk na din ako pero i wish i have the same talent as yours para aatak sa similar line.

Lolz.

@nimmy: ngayon ko lang din nalamang ang GV... i thought it's short for GodiVa. lolz... but then again... am gay... lolz

orally said...

HUWAW! Kayang-kaya yan. You're one of the most prolific bloggers/writers here so chicken sayo yan.
Naalala ko bigla friend ko sa Dubai. Kung sa atin producer/writer sya ng talkshows sa Dubai sa sports channel sya naka-assign. Naloka si badette. Goodluck

Mu[g]en said...

Orally:

May limitations rin ako no! Pero mas naasar ako sa mga conflicting instructions nila. Hays.

HondafanBoi:

Uy parang interesting yang O-desk na yan! Hehehe. Wala, olats talaga ako. Hahanap na lang ako ng bagong raket.

Gerardo:

Thank you sir! Bahala na! May 3 hours pa ako bago magdecide kung tutuloy o hindi.

Cio said...

Mugen,

OT lang men. May papatulong sana ako sa iyo. I'll send you an email. Thanks.

Cio

Cio said...

Mugen,

OT lang men. May papatulong sana ako sa iyo. I'll send you an email. Thanks.

Cio

thecuriouscat said...

may mga raket na ganyan na kahit sa bahay mo lang gawin :)

Blakrabit said...

Waw master! Ayos yan ah! You're forced to get out of your writing comfort zone.

Re: Odesk

Nirecommend na sakin yan ng officemate ko dati. You only need a computer and an internet connection haha! At the comfort of your own home pa!

Lalaki Daw Po said...

I have read youR postS on this blogsite and it shows that your talent will take you somewhere that will suit you. Kudos!

daniel said...

Hehe kilala ko kung sinung nagrecommend hehe! Goodluck sis' Sisiw na sisiw lang sayo yang work nayan : ) Godbless

Mu[g]en said...

Daniel:

Sis, inatrasan ko. There maybe better opportunities elsewhere.

LDP:

There's a difference between writing for fun and writing for living. I guess I better suited to just write for fun.

Thank you for the complements pre!

Blakrabit:

Yun nga problema idol eh. Hindi ako sanay ehehehe. Ikaw bakit hindi ka pa nagsusulat ulit. The writer they seek is someone who writes like you.

Mu[g]en said...

Curiouscat:

Yup. Marami nga akong nakikita. Ako lang ang choosy. Lol.

Cio:

Nagreply na ako pogi! :P