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How to Embed oDesk Badge in Your Blog

It has been more than a month since I last posted here.  Other tasks have taken up my time that I was not able to post the other tutorials I have made plus there are those I am still thinking of making.  😀

After taking some tests in oDesk, my friend, Xy-Za of, told me to put my oDesk badge in the sidebar of my blog as proof of my skills.   She said this will also help in attracting contractors whenever they find my blog.

After embedding my oDesk badges in my blog, I thought of creating a tutorial on how to embed them.  But weeks passed and I never got to do it, hehehe.   Until last week (May 14), when sir Jomar Hilario asked the members of the Virtual Assistants Seminar Group in Facebook if someone could make a presentation or tutorial on how to embed oDesk badges in the blog. He showed us an image of the badges similar to the photo on the left.  🙂

I started making one, but didn’t finish it immediately.   One week after, last Monday, sir Jomar commented on his post that nobody did the tutorial.  I decided to finish the tutorial I started and write a post about it.  hehehe.

Anyway, below is the tutorial presentation I made on how to embed oDesk badges to your blog in or platform.

Hope you find it helpful.  🙂

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Halfway Through

March 1.

Yet out of 10 tutorials and posts required in the VA assignment I still have finished 5.  And I’ve only got about 13 days.

I thought making 10 tutorials and posts are simple.  Well, it really is.  But.  The catch is it is very time consuming specially tutorial making.  And more particular for me because most of the applications/websites listed that we were to choose our tutorials from are new to me.   I have to first read a lot to familiarize myself with the application before I can  start making the tutorial in MS Powerpoint Presentation.

In making the Powerpoint presentation, I have to sign up and/or install applications in my computer.  I have to be very careful with every step.  I must make a screenshot of every step using Print Screen.  And then paste it to Powerpoint.  Then zoom and crop the image to get only the portion that I need.  Put in the arrow and some texts.

This is what’s taking up my time because at times, I thought the presentation is already ok.  But when I reviewed it, I found out a few steps are missing.  So I have to do again some portion of the process and screen shot it.

And here’s a funny thing.  We are required to share our presentations to Jomar using Dropbox. So, I sign-up for Dropbox.  But thought, while I am at it, why not make a tutorial of Dropbox so I will have one application done.  And so I did.  After completing the installation and some how to use steps of Dropbox, I finalized the tutorial.  Then took my notebook to check Dropbox in the list as “done”.  And guess what?   To my dismay, Dropbox is not included in the list.  Arggg!

But since I have already done the tutorial, I thought, I might as well include it in my post already. At least I’ll have an extra tutorial. hehehe…

And then there’s another funny thing.  I have been using Windows Movie Maker for couple of years now.  I use it to make 1 video out of the video clips I’ve taken during events.  So, since I am confident that I am most familiar with this application.  I made a tutorial for Windows Movie Maker.  When I was done with the Powerpoint presentation.  I again got my notebook and viola!  No Windows Movie Maker in the list!  But.  Windows Live Movie Maker.   Arggh! Again.

Hmmm… as my teacher in high school would say, “Eyes on the board.” hehehe   🙂


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