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Why CloudPeeps deactivated my account – and why I am exceptionally cool about it

CloudPeeps is one of the freelancing sites I’m subscribed to. The site started in 2015, with Kate Kendall as founder. The objective of the freelancing site to have a better platform where clients could find virtual assistants who could work with them long-term.

Why CloudPeeps deactivated my account – and why I am exceptionally cool about it

I signed up for an account in late 2015. I love CloudPeeps because the base rate per hour that a virtual assistant should post is US$30 per hour. So yes, if you cannot accept that rate in your system, you won’t be able to post that on your CloudPeeps profile with utmost confidence.

Recently, I tried to update my payment information on CloudPeeps. I learned that they aren’t serving Filipino virtual assistants for now.

I immediately sent an email to their customer service, told them my concern and asked why.

This was the reply that I got:

Why CloudPeeps deactivated my account – and why I am exceptionally cool about it

CloudPeeps deactivated my account.

Why CloudPeeps deactivated my account – and why I am exceptionally cool about it

Bummer. I love CloudPeeps because of its “exclusivity” feel and the credibility of the businesses that post online job opportunities there. But then, they don’t serve Filipino virtual assistants.

Nevertheless, I was just cool with it. Freelancing sites aren’t the only way to find clients. I got this website (aside from LinkedIn and Craigslist). I can do Facebook or LinkedIn ads to drive potential clients on my website and voila, they would see me.

I am confident that CloudPeeps would open its arms to Filipino virtual assistants. But I won’t wait in vain. I find better ways.

So I’m just exceptionally cool about it.

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About the Author

Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo is the social media engineer, writer whiz, content marketing strategist, podcaster and training & development specialist exceptionally rolled into one.

She’s the amazing half of The Joy and Ann Show, the audio podcast for the jovial and amazing Filipino Freelancers. She’s also the author of the e-book, “Small is BIG”.

When she’s experiencing a writer’s block, she laces up and goes for a run. Follow her on her official social media everywhere.