BKCConstruct.com – Web Development Project

Arteta Online Professionals have recently completed a Web Development Project.

Visit their website at BKCConstruct.com.

BKC Construction is a local project (Philippine client).

This project includes:

  • Web Development
  • Webhost setup
  • Email setup
  • Consulting

Freelancer: Christine Everth

For web development, web design, SEO management, social media management, virtual assistant services, please contact us here. Arteta Online Professionals is currently accepting local and international clients.

Client looking for an SEO Assistant/SEO Expert

A client of Arteta Online Professionals is looking for an SEO Assistant/SEO Expert. He or she must know on-page SEO very well. And he or she must also be good in off-page SEO.

Other qualifications are:

  • Knowledge in Google Analytics
  • Knowledge in Google Web Master Tools
  • Google Spreadsheets

If you think you are qualified, click here to apply. This is a limited time job-opening.

If you are interested in learning the basics of SEO, join us here.

How Important is VPN to Freelancers

VPN for freelancers

Just the other week, I had issues with my Internet Service Provider (ISP). I couldn’t access the Upwork website and I couldn’t use the Upwork tracker for over 24 hours.  My husband, who is using the same ISP for work, also couldn’t access Slack for work and a few other websites. Our internet connection is delivering its promised speed, but it just couldn’t connect to selected websites.

We tried  connecting to our 2 other backup ISPs, but we experienced the same issue with the websites.  It must be our location.  I heard too from my co-freelancers that a few other people using the same ISP is having issues connecting to Upwork.  Oh, what to do?! I contacted customer support, but we had to wait for them to look into our connection and fix our issue.

So I had to resort to another way of connecting.  We didn’t want to bother friends or relatives (going over to their place just so we can work), so we first looked into a solution that will not bother anyone. What we did, we subscribed to a VPN.

What is a VPN?

HowtoGeek defines VPN as this:

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more.

Simply, it is a third-party connection. You have a computer, you will connect to another computer, and you will use that computers internet so you can access internet sites that you can’t normally access with your own internet.  Basically, you will be using a different IP address when connecting to other websites.  It is like you are using a different ISP.

What is VPN for?

There are many things VPN can do, especially to freelancers. I’m sure you can find different uses of VPN when you search it on Google.  But here are some of the important uses of VPN for freelancers.

  • SEO – if you are working in SEO, it is important that you can check the rankings of a website in a local location.  For example, you are here in the Philippines, and your client is in London, UK.  When you try to do a google search in the Philippines, the ranking of the website your working on will be different.  It will also be different when you do a search in UK and in other parts of the world.
  • Social Media Management – Some social media platforms are very sensitive when it comes to IP addresses.  They lock access to accounts when they sensed that there is someone is accessing from another country and another device.
  • Accounting – Many online clients use VPN for giving access to their accounting books and platforms.
  • Downloads and Videos – Certain countries do not give access to videos and downloads from other countries.  A VPN will help you connect and watch or download videos easier.
  • Online Marketing – If you are doing some competitive research for marketing, it is helpful that you have VPN too so the websites won’t suspect that you are off to something sneaky.
  • Web Development – There will be some instances that you need a different IP address to solve issues related to web development.

Share how you use VPN in the comments section below.  Personally, I use VPN to watch videos in Amazon because I can’t access the Amazon videos here in the Philippines.  VPN just makes it possible for me. 🙂

VPN for freelancers

Where to Get VPN Access?

Here’s my favorite. Hide My Ass. I have used this for years.  I was given access by my previous client, and it has been my favorite VPN.  It is affordable too. Head on to their website to check out their VPN services.

Please feel free to share this blog to your friends who might need VPN. Don’t forget to share your favorite VPN and your VPN experiences in the comments section below.

 

Free Brush Pen Calligraphy Worksheets Download

I’ve been teaching my daughter some calligraphy because I really wanted her handwriting to improve. We started our home calligraphy lessons at the beginning of the year. I saw good improvement with her pen grip and handwriting.

These are the writing materials that my daughter and I collected. I’ve shared the free brush pen calligraphy worksheet below.

I created some PDF worksheets for her (and for me) that you can download for free right here. Calligraphy Worksheets. Please feel free to share it (click below to tweet).

free brush pen calligraphy worksheets

I bought some brush pens for her regular practice. We began with the cheap kuretake brush pens from the bookstore.  Then I bought more expensive brush pens.

Here are the pens I use for our calligraphy.

Staedtler Calligraphy Pen Set

Kuretake Bimoji Fude Pen Fine Tip – This is my favorite.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen – I love these too. Real brush!

Wink of Stella (Clear) and Wink of Stella Silver – I love everything sparkly. This works on decorating things too. One of my favorite craft pens.

(Clear)

(Silver)

Zig Calligraphy Dual Tip Pens in various colors – my daughter’s favorite.

Zig Calligraphy Metallic Colours

Lots of Kuretake Fude Brush Pens in different colors for my daughter’s practice. This is the cheapest.

Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens Manga Kaoiro Set – this set is one of our first sets. My daughter won the top 10 Doodle4Google Philippines contest and she got this from her prize bag. The one she got is the Manga Kaoiro set.

Water Brush Pen

Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen

Pilot Pen Parallel Pen Calligraphy Pen Assorted Colors Ink Refills

And soon, I will add these to our Pen collection:

Dual Tip Brush Pen Set

Tombow Fude Brush Pen

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen Twin Tip

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers

Get them from Amazon, or email me or message me on Facebook if you want to order them from me.