Meet the Champ!

Last Fall Mercy 332819 had won the title of the Victor of the Season.


Here is a small interview with our champion:

Do you remember the first day you started writing? How was it?
The first day I started writing I was not sure whether my work would be up to standard. I was so tense that I took an hour to process the question and another to write and proofread the order.
Are you more of a “work to live” or a “live to work” type of person?
I work to live because it makes me have a good work-life balance. In essence, academic writing is one of my main sources of income and I realized that to produce quality work, I should get enough rest and engage in other fun activities so that I can remain rejuvenated at all times. However, this does not mean that I have shelved my long-time goals whenever I am enjoying my vacations. I find a balance.
What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?
I would like to live in Hotel Transylvania and be part of all the magic brought in by Dracula’s guests every year.
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
I would like to visit the Amazon rainforest because I love watching attractive sceneries, a wide variety of animals, and birds.
Who has impressed you the most with what they’ve accomplished?
Richard Branson inspires me because he has been able to engage in various activities and succeed in all of them. For example, he founded the Virgin Group, which oversees hundreds of companies.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lifetime?
Zip lining.
What are you looking forward to the most in the next 10 years?
In the next 10 years, I would like to own a business and invest in the real estate industry.
How do you stay motivated? What keeps you set on your goals?
I stay motivated by observing veteran writers and assuring myself that I can reach the heights they have scaled. Moreover, looking at how far I have come pushes me to give my best and stay focused.
Are there any pieces of advice you would like to give the rest of the writers?
I would advise them to exercise patience and allow themselves to grow gradually because writing is a continuous learning process.
How to properly manage your work time to avoid late order deliveries?
I check deadlines before confirming orders to which I am assigned. I am very careful with that.
How to achieve big goals, like winning the victor of the season award?
One must examine their performance in the previous season and use the findings to set goals for the next one.

Thank you, Mercy and good luck to everyone winning the Victor of the Season award this Fall!

Keep calm and stay motivated

Alright you guys, it’s time for some music! By no means could we do without it, as music grew into such an integral part of our lives. Say you are about to withdraw your last cash from an ATM.

Pharell Williams is happy for ya and ready to share the excitement. Or, say you’ve just logged in and saw 4 well-paid orders. You’ve placed your bids and you want them all, you want them now. There is a song for that too! You may even find a track for that big, well-paid order which you end up always wanting but never having…

Long story short, we’ve prepared a writers’ hit list for you. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Around the UVOworld

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Factoring in all the suburbs, the total population of the area climbs up to about 13 million residents. Now, that’s what we call “the big apple”!

It also hosts a large community of our writers. One of them - Olivia 209013 - provides a brief insight into the city:

There are many fascinating places in Manila. A blend of the past and present characterizes most of the exciting sceneries abundant in this city. These are Luneta Park (Manila’s version of New York City’s Central Park), University of Santo Tomas, Malacañan Palace, and Chinatown among others. If you ever come to Manila, I recommend to have a cup of coffee at Cafe Barbara (around Intramuros area), eat some lunch at famous Casa Roces restaurant that boasts of the finest Spanish cuisine, and end your sightseeing day by tasting delicious Chinese dishes at Ongpin Manosa Restaurant.

Manila’s fine balance of old and new is what makes it a magnet for so many people. A trip around the region will never be complete without visiting some of Manila’s iconic landmarks. In spite of the traffic, the hustle and bustle of busy Filipinos, the noise, and the scent, the footsteps of horse-drawn “kalesas” constantly remind of the Philippine’s past and the way it shaped the current and possibly future outlook.

Thank you, Olivia!

Got a Question?

Q: How to nail the new rating?

A: Competition among freelancers is always tough, so keeping one’s rating high is essential for getting a greater variety of interesting and well-paid orders. Rating is basically your reputation but in numbers.

Let’s see how to nail it step-by-step:

  • Just like you don't want the waiter to serve your meal when you’re about to leave the restaurant, neither your customers want to have their orders delivered past the deadline. Therefore, make sure to upload the papers on time to secure the first 20% of your rating.
  • Check orders instructions carefully to reduce or even eliminate the risk disputes to get the next 20%.

*Note that by reviewing the instructions and uploading orders on time you will earn 40% of your rating!

  • Raising proficiency in writing is important, and improving from one quality check to another is something you should aim at. Read your performance reviews and strive to develop at least 1 new skill by the next check to boost your rating by another 5% or so.
  • It is also necessary to enhance your work through permanent practice, as we value writers who stay with us for a long time. If you do so, your rating will keep on increasing over the months to come.
  • Now, with continuous writing improvement, timely delivery of orders, and careful review of instructions, you are going to win over more customers who will request you for further assignments.

*Note that by improving your skills and keeping on practicing you will further boost the rating. It’s all in your hands!