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IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK FROM HOME?

Working in a corporate world for more than five years, I have been a lot of experienced from the heavy traffic I need to face every day going to office plus increasing fare of buses and jeepneys that were not really reasonable, bossy managers and supervisors even co-workers, low compensation that I don’t think I deserve in the first place. And suddenly, this question pops up in my mind.

After further searching if is it really possible to work from home, fortunately I found an answer. And yes, it’s a YES! In fact, there’s a lot of work from home. There’s a lot of opportunity working online. One of these, I found out is FREELANCING! Have you ever heard about it? Or do you have an idea what is it all about? If not at all, let me give you an idea or background what freelancing is all about and the possible work that can be offer along the way!

In my own analysis after deep research what Freelancing is all about. It is a work wherein there’s a contract between a freelancer and a client. Here in freelancing, you as a freelancer offer your services to a prospective client. Particularly, you offer your skills virtually such as Web Design, Virtual Assistant, Bookkeeping and a lot more. You just need to complete on what is the specific tasks given to you then, finished and submit before the deadline you have agreed between your clients. And that’s it! The client will pay you more if you deliver exactly the tasks assigned to you. Nowadays, there are a lot of freelancing websites/platforms on the internet where you can make and build a profile and find a job hiring. Some of these are UpWork, FreeeUp, Onlinejobs.ph, freelancer.com and more!

But there’s no easy way! Before making a big transition to work in an online job from a corporate world, you should be mentally and most of all financially prepared. Because you need to invest a lot more time and effort before diving in freelancing. You have to learn and develop a skill so that you can present your best portfolio to a client. Also, you need to invest a good laptop and stable internet connection since you will work online. 🙂

My Freelancing Journey

The idea of working from home, is a dream of every stay at home mom like me, well, every mother I may say. Just imagining that you can still look after your kids, do house chores and still earn money while staying at home, is a big blessing that you can have.

Back in 2011, I encountered a website that offers tips and guides on how to work from home, although, I paid for the membership, it didn’t materialize since I cannot find any support on how to really start on freelancing. I heard also before about Odesk, and someone is working from that platform , I always said “oh I want to become like that too”, but due to so many reasons, excuses I may say, I don’t have the courage on pursuing this so called freelancing.

I was a stay at home mom for almost 11 years now, so finding job in a corporate world is not really easy because of the gap that I didn’t work that long. There are so many new technologies that is being used and I find it so intimidating. Another reason is, I am not that young so maybe I may not be hired because of my age, plus I have to look after my kids and manage the house as well.

Not until January 2019, I googled about Virtual Assistant and find the site of Mr. Jayson Dulay. Its a 5 day lesson on how to become a virtual assistant, so I got curios and one thing is, its FREE, so I signed up and viola! I received an email right away with a video on it, I didn’t finish the 5 day lesson, and got curios about the VABootcamp. With the help of Almighty God, I got the courage to enrolled for it on January 8,2019. I was overwhelmed at first on what lesson should I start first. Every module is so interesting. It’s really a step by step on how you can become a better Virtual Assistant. 

There’s a lot of webinars that you can watch, an FB support group that every day gives you motivation, a Slack group that you can post questions if you have struggles on lesson that you are taking. Even learned new tools that the active VA are using. There’s a lot in store really, you should have a lot of space on learning new things.

Fast forward, I finished my VABootcamp online course at the end of January. My goal now is to get my Upwork profile approved and hopefully got hired sooner.

Oh and One More thing…..The support that you can get from the coaches of VABootcamp is priceless, More Power and God Bless Us All…..

Freelancing: The Opportunities and Freedom of Working from Home

Freelancing: The Opportunities and Freedom of Working from Home

We all need to work hard to fulfill our needs, for our family, to make our lives better, and to live a comfortable life.

A lot of people nowadays are working in companies, be it a small, or a big one.

But does your work really makes your life comfortable, provides enough for your family, and makes you happy?

The Struggles from your Normal Work

Corporate Work Image

A lot of people are struggling on a daily commute just to go to their work. Some of them suffer from a toxic working environment – draining their energy, determination, emotion, and their life. 

Hard work is never enough to fulfill your needs, you are even losing your quality time for your family as you are spending it all for your work.

Well, that problem isn’t just a fantasy, it is real, and it even compromises your happy living. 

A lot of studies prove that corporate jobs are getting worse. Especially during your daily commutes, as you are spending a lot of time into a stressful, long, and problematic traffic.

Your productivity is also limited because of your toxic working environments such as corporate rules, co-workers, your boss, and even your own job responsibility. 

In such cases, your freedom is limited. You can’t always choose what you want to work with, you can’t set your own schedule, and you can’t always do what you want to.

The Freedom of Freelancing

This is what FREELANCING has that your normal job doesn’t offer.

You can have your freedom while working in the comfort of your home. FREELANCING offer a lot of advantages, and it is a great choice if you feel burdened from your regular work.

As I have mentioned earlier, FREELANCING has a lot of ADVANTAGES, so we are only going to mention a few…

  • The flexibility of your Work – Yes, you have read that right, FREELANCING offers high flexibility in your work. You choose your own schedule, you choose your own workload, and you choose what you want to work with. This is a perfect work for full-time moms spending a lot of time for their children, for you who want to work with your own rules, and for everyone who seeks working flexibility.
  • Income Control – Controlling your own income is possible, you pay what you worked for, and the possibilities aren’t limited.
  •  New Skills – You can also have a chance to learn new skills that will enhance your career. You can even earn while learning them.
  •  No Commute – It is the dream of workers; to avoid the stressful commutes. Of course, given that you will work from the comfort of your home, the commute will never be your problem. Your time that supposed to be spent on traveling will now become the time for you to rest and bond with your family.

This article will become a book if we are going to talk about all the benefits of working from home. 

By now, you might be wondering how you can start working from the comfort of your home. 

Well, I’ll make it easy for you, check out this link to learn the vital steps to START YOUR FREELANCING CAREER now.

Freelancing for Filipino Millennials: The best choice

Working in a corporate world requires one’s eight hours devotion of his day to his job. But even that 8-hour devotion is prone to a series of compromise
Photo credit to Inlea

Working in a corporate world requires one’s eight hours devotion of his day to his job. But even that 8-hour devotion is prone to a series of compromise because, at times, you need to stay a little bit longer to do more for the company. Though you’re being paid for this over time, however, your time for your family bonding or personal get together with your friends out goes off. And the fact that you are in the Philippines and there’s about 90% chance that you’re in Metro Manila, the work-related stress rises up to the brim because of the crazy-heavy traffic. These make you feel exhausted all the time. So when you get home, you just simply find a cozy place to recharge yourself for another day; hence no family bonding after work at all.

Although, working is a must for survival—this often forces us to go to the crowded cities and do something for a living—because, how are you going to survive if you don’t have something to stuff inside your stomach, after all?

I might sound unfair if I don’t tell positive benefits from working in the corporate world. There are government-imposed benefits for workers which employers are required to comply with, but these are all possible when workers do their share on the expenses to be paid for these benefits; we are not exempted from getting involved in this. There may be some incentives that employees receive from their employers as their bonus. But not the entire workforce experience the same, it’s only a privilege that companies give to their workers. So, if you belong to a company that dispenses bonuses, hey, dude, you’re lucky!

Moms and Dads who hate leaving their kids and family for work or call center agents who hate their unbalanced work-to-family and friends schedules, usually venture into the freelance world to fill up this gap while they earn at the same time. These are the most used perks that we often hear or read from the work-from-home encouragement posts. There’s actually more to that. You can have the government imposed benefits (SSS, Pag-ibig, and Philhealth) as well–only that you need to work them out yourself. Freelancing benefits come with a plus. This plus lets you experience a shower of crispy bills either in pesos or in dollars and a storm of countless opportunities for learning new skills and many different things. Meeting with foreigners around the world and working with them almost every day, you won’t need to go abroad to make that little childhood dream come. These are what make freelance world way, way more exciting.

To be honest, you can learn a lot from your job through work-related and sometimes personal development training and seminars which your company could sponsor you with or perhaps you fund them yourself because your company is very generous to the highest level. Hats off to that, but such opportunities are confined in the box of your career and personal development towards your job. And the big problem here is that your job stays at your company all the time, they cannot go out. Therefore when training happens and the luck seems unkind to you that instance then you’ll end up recalling what happened in your work while you’re out. Freelancing offers you more than that. You can have as much enhancement and development training seminars as you like anytime, anywhere while working because your job stays with you almost all the time. As long as you have the internet and laptop with you, you’re always good to go.

Freelancing is especially suitable for the ones who have travel goals with their friends and loved ones anywhere either around the Philippines or abroad. It makes even more exciting and intense when you do it with the one who makes their day complete and special. You can definitely do it while working. And if intimate love is not your thing because you would rather die for the nation than for Juliet but doesn’t want to enter into politics, then volunteering to organizations with advocacies and causes that promote development, welfare, and progress while freelancing is the wisest choice ever for you. These are all possible because, at the end of the day, in the freelance world, you have your own time, YOU CONTROL YOUR TIME!

Don’t get me wrong, all that I mentioned above will only become the best if you have the passion, the purpose, and the capacity of doing multi-tasks at once. Because, in the long run, it is with the environment-driven ability of one to pursue dreams where heroes conquer everything.