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How a Nannyless WAHM Survives Freelancing

Freelancing , Parenting

As a nanny-less mom, there has always been a lingering feeling to redeem myself. A myriad of questions pop in my mind: “Can I still do what I want to do? Am I still good enough? Is reaching for my dreams considered out of my bounds? When will I progress? Will I ever progress? But how?”

We have three kids and we are juggling the activities in our humble household. I thought my dreams will never come true, but not until I landed a home-based job here in the Philippines.

Here is what I am doing to survive freelancing without any household help:

I got a non-voice home-based job with a flexible schedule. This is the easiest way to pull through in my real estate work. Having 3 boys, a 5-year-old preschooler, and 2-year-old twins, you can imagine the nerve-whacking noise and merriment that they bring. So, I cannot afford to get a voice job, to say the least.

I enlist the help of my husband. I never believed that husbands who work should not help in the household because they are too tired or because they bring money on the table. Husbands should also do their fair share of household work. Why? Because it will teach them empathy. It will make them feel how we feel– the exhaustion, frustration, and fulfillment. They will also set a good example to your kids. Remember, kids, learn by what you show them, not by what you tell them.

I do not put too much pressure on myself (and my husband) doing the household tasks alone. I invest in automatic appliances and outsource the chores when needed. I am telling you, this is life-changing. I do not oblige myself to accomplish all these tasks because I also need to take care of my health. I see to it that when I am tired, I let someone else wash the clothes or iron them. When I am too exhausted to cook, I opt for food delivery. 

I set a routine. However, I also remind myself not to get upset and be flexible whenever it is not followed. At 7:30 pm, we turn our lights out so by 8 pm, the kids should be all asleep. I start my work at 8:45 pm and finish it at 6:00 am, if there is an unfinished task, I do it on weekends. My twins wake up during my working hours which is, I must admit quite stressful because my work gets interrupted. But what do I do? I just embrace it, breathe, let it go and start again. Then, I cook our food and we eat at 7:00 am. From 8:00 am until 10:30 am is the kids’ playtime and I bathe them afterward. I cook food for lunch, eat at noon and we all take a nap until 3:00 pm. At 6:00 pm, my husband readies for work. My husband and I sleep around 4 to 6 hours a day but we see to it that we get full sleep on weekends.

If there is a will, there is a way. Overused line, but true. If I can do it, you can also do it. There are lots of online jobs hiring that you can find nowadays. I believe that the number of opportunities online equates the number of ways that you can manage to work at home.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Janica Anne Montaos is a mother of wonderful kids. She is a Real Estate Virtual Assitant who is currently assigned as the Director of Client Services in one of the top brokerage firms in Texas.

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The WAH-life of a PWD Parent

Freelancing , Parenting

Alexandre, good morning my little man, Did you sleep well? Do you want your milk now? Then he runs back to his bed. He buries himself under all his pillows. This is our typical morning routine. 

Opting to have a home-based job in the Philippines is, if not the best, a great decision that I made. The career change was not that easy and it was life-changing. This is an extra challenge to a PWD parent like me.

It’s been 1 year and 7 months. I think I was already aware of what’s going on, but I had to make it official from a Developmental Pediatrician. When we were called back to the doctor’s office and she delivered the news, I went numb. The feeling when you get dumped with ice-cold water, that’s what I felt. Learning that you have a Special child is scary and humbling.

There was no time to think what went wrong, whose genes it came from, our goal at that moment was to start intervention ASAP. Other than the financial matter, my husband and I got worried about our time management. I was still working a night shift Team Lead in my previous company. I realized the more I talk about my special child, the easier the load it is for me.

I started tinkering with the idea to search for a home-based job in the Philippines. Resigning from the corporate world was a breeze for me. I felt a gush of fear because I was entering a world of the unknown to me. Shuffling between job-hunting on-line, and therapy sessions I was overwhelmed. Not knowing where to start and consider the fact that the interventions we have are uninterrupted.

After a month of applying and interviews, I was hired. Fist-bump! I am now a Virtual Assistant for a US company. Luckily, my client himself had personal challenges. He has ADD. He understands what I am going through as a PWD parent. There were a few instances when my son would suddenly burst into the room with non-stop babbling. His meltdowns have trimmed down to at least twice a month, and it rarely clashes with work.

I know what some of you might be thinking, it’s just the same as your little one. I wish it were that simple. My child has no social skills. Even his siblings had difficulty interacting with him because he did not respond to his name. To avoid emotional disconnect, there is a constant reminder to my 2 girls that their brother is a special child. Happy that they do not see him as a competition.

All the adjustments that we made are paying off. We celebrate every milestone that he meets. When I say, “Mommy has to work, you be a good boy”, he stares and I don’t know if he understood all. He will get a toy he fancies that day, and jump non-stop on the bed. I guess that what he thinks being a good boy is.

PWD parents like me are lucky that there are home-based jobs in the Philippines that can work with our daily routine. I know that it will not be a breeze in the park. I know that we still have a long way to make him “normal”. Never lose hope. The roller coaster ride that is worth every minute. I’ve learned to sit back and enjoy the ride.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Venus Sambajon is a Pharmacist by Profession and was an entrepreneur at a young age. She left her 11-year career in the BPO industry when her son was diagnosed with Autism, it was not a hard decision to make. She joined Filipina Homebased Moms in mid-2018 and is now the Encourager for Makati City-Taguig-Pateros. She is laser-focused on what she wants to achieve as a freelancer and Autism-awareness advocate. As the Genuine Domestic Goddess, she wants to pay it forward to other moms and show them that work-life balance is achievable.

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Factors to Consider in Finding Your Freelance Coach

Freelancing

Being a Freelancer is the best decision I’ve made in my career and as well all know that most Moms nowadays prefer working from home so that they can be hands-on to their babies especially if you’re a first-time mom.

For those who haven’t try freelancing at all, finding the right coach is the stepping stone towards getting a home-based job. Having someone to teach you and hone you in your skills and knowledge can help you land a job and level up your career.

A good coach will help you identify what skills and knowledge you have, what particularly you’re strong at and what to excel more. I’ve seen a lot of Freelancing groups and coaches, and they are all amazing in their specific field but there are only a few who stand out. I can say, someone who’s going there to help you step by step, someone who understands and someone that you can say “thank you” later.

So if you’re a freelancer like me, what do you need to consider to be able to find the right coach for you’re freelancing career?
Here are 5 factors you can consider in finding or choosing a coach.

  • COMMUNICATION
    One of the most important factors that you should consider is how easy it is for you to communicate with your coach. How long are the coaching and training? How often can you talk to your mentor? Is your mentor easy to talk with?

Remember that a good mentor will be there to help you and motivate you to achieve success.

  • SPECIALTY SKILLS
    If you want to be knowledgeable or up skill in your specific field, then it may be necessary to find someone who has the skills, experience, and knowledge for that specific field.
  • COST
    Are you getting what you paid for? Is it worth the price to be enrolled in that class? Is the trainer also recommended by others as well? Can I review or check the courses again?

Remember to consider the recommendations from others, trainer’s credentials and the class curriculum and if it’s easy to access again after training.

  • STYLE OF TEACHING
    For me, one of the things I’d like to consider is how a trainer’s way of teaching is. Sometimes no matter how successful that person is in his career if the way he delivers his pieces of training is a bit complicated then it’s going to be a waste of time for the both of us. I always look for someone who shares his skills based on experience and not by the book. Someone who can easily make the pieces of training more interesting and someone who I can easily communicate with
  • CHALLENGE
    If your mentor has all the right attributes and credentials but you just don’t gel with them especially during training and you feel that you don’t get what you paid for then you may need to search again for a new one.

Your mentor should motivate you while you’re being challenged without the feeling of giving up and that someone should be your spine in getting all these challenges done.

The success of a student is a great success of a mentor.

Mentors are there to guide and provide knowledge and hone you. Make sure that you are comfortable with your mentor, someone who you can trust with and someone who can help you achieve your goals. If you’re still starting, join different groups about that skill or attend seminars and training and from there you will surely find someone inspiring enough to help you in your journey

And always remember at the end of the day, the motivation to learn starts from us. No matter how amazing the trainer is, if we don’t have that motivation within then it’s all pointless. If giving up will be your choice, then better not enroll and waste money.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Belle Betsy Aguilar is a Freelance Graphic Designer Momma, Blogger, and Social Media Manager. After giving birth to her firstborn, Belle took the risk of leaving her stable career as an IT Analyst and transitioned to become a freelancer so she can be a hands-on Mom while achieving her career. Becoming a Freelancer has been the greatest decision she made and it opened a lot of opportunities for her to continue her passion in graphic designing, writing, video editing, photography and she’s the blogger behind Mommy Belle PH & Sip and Blog. It gave her the freedom to pursue her passion while spending quality time with the family, attend blogging events, excel in graphic designing & travel while working. For her, the journey might be rocky at first, but it was all worth it once you find what you truly want to achieve.

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Freelancer WAHM, the Career to Beat

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My romance with freelancing started barely a year ago. It is such a blessing that moms nowadays have the opportunity to have home-based jobs in the Philippines. The opportunity to stay at home with the family and earn at the same time for them is precious. I know a lot of Freelancer WAHM and it sits well with them.

I recall when I was younger, our mom had to travel most of the time in order to help our dad with the family business. This means we are left in the care of either a house help or an elder relative. There were times that both our parents are not available for important life events for us.

Is freelancing at home the new career goals for this time and age? When you were young and asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I don’t think you will respond with, “I want to be a freelancer WAHM when I grow up!”

The road to freelancing at home has its ups and downs. It comes so easy to others and yet can be a train wreck to some. Looking at it on a positive note, the good always outweighs the bad. The joys of seeing your child’s first step while you are earning in the comforts of your home is a double-whammy celebration.

Let’s face it, it still difficult to make some people understand what freelancing is. Some may think that it’s not a stable career. There are others who will not even call it a career. You may even hear some say that you are throwing away your education by choosing that route.

If stability means having the same boss or employer for many years, it goes the same in both an office-based or home-based job. I agree that a college degree is important in the Philippine setting. If you studied to be a nurse, you work as a nurse. But isn’t it wonderful that you are not restricted to your college degree when you work at home. When you realize your passion at a certain time in your life and be good at it.

No matter what other people say, you are the king, rather Queen, of your destiny. The opportunities for home-based Jobs in the Philippines are endless. You will have the chance to see your kid’s milestones, something that a regular day job may limit you on.  

I always say, next to God, my family is my priority. A mom who can juggle work and look after the family at home is a career in itself. It is the best decision a  mother can do. You see another facet of yourself that you didn’t know existed.

Raise your hand if you are a freelancer WAHM. Celebrate every little win that you get when you work with your family in the comforts of your home. Not everyone mom can claim that she has a home-based job in the Philippines. People will realize that you can have your cake and eat it too.

About the Author

Venus is a Pharmacist by Profession and was an entrepreneur at a young age. She left her 11-year career in the BPO industry when her son was diagnosed with Autism, it was not a hard decision to make. She joined Filipina Homebased Moms in mid-2018 and is now the Encourager for Makati City-Taguig-Pateros. She is laser-focused on what she wants to achieve as a freelancer and Autism-awareness advocate. As the Genuine Domestic Goddess, she wants to pay it forward to other moms and show them that work-life balance is achievable.

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Characteristics of a Virtual Assistant that You Should Have

Freelancing

“Why should we hire you?”

Sounds familiar right? I heard it many times in almost all my interviews whether it’s in the corporate or in a home-based job. Whenever the interviewer starts asking me this question, I thought of all the good traits, skills and characteristics of mine that I know that can be an asset of the company. But way back 2 years ago, I was also someone like anybody else. I was struggling and questioning myself why I am not getting hired. Are my skills not enough? Are my experiences not a valid point to hire me? Many questions bombarded my mind and depression hits at its finest. I cried every single day and thinking I am not good. But I overcame everything and learned that working at home is not as easy as 1,2,3. I knew that working online is far different from working in an office. If you know you got the good traits in you then start trusting yourself.

Let me give you some characteristics I know that will help you land a job or clients are eyeing for.

Be a Manager of Your Own

In an office, there’s a manager that will push you to your limits or your best. But working at home, you are on your own. You have to set your own goals.

Be Resourceful

Being resourceful is a big plus for me. Why? Because when you are working online, there are times that circumstances will test you and you must find a way with or (always) without supervision.

Have Self-control

I guess this trait is not just in the home-based world but even outside. You must have this.

Be Trustworthy

Most clients leave tasks and checks on you every now and then.

Have Emotional Strength

This is an important characteristic for me. Working alone is sad and boring especially if you are doing the same thing every day. I read an article saying that most clients or employers are looking for this kind of employee. Because they will rather keep a person with this character than a rockstar but a toxic worker.

Be Prayerful

This must be the first thing we do as an individual. This will help us get through the day.

Be a Great Time Manager

As a mom, I know it’s very hard, but this is a must. So you can do your tasks at work, chores and manage to still cuddle and play with the kids from time to time.

Be Optimistic

With all the negative things surround us, be the light and be the one bringing the positive vibes. It helps especially with our clients or bosses.

I know you have a lot in mind that I missed, but for me, those are 8 must-have characteristics. Good luck and I hope you learned something from this. I pray that you land a job very soon. God bless you!

About the Author

Benesa Corton is a working at home for three years already. Her expertise are virtual assistance and social media advertising.

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Why a WAHM should get a life and health insurance?

Freelancing , Parenting

Nowadays a lot of people are into online jobs and home-based jobs. I, for one, worked in a corporate world for almost 2 years but decided to work at home as suggested by my sister-in-law. As a working full-time mother of two, I need to get a higher salary. We needed to make ends meet. With bills to pay and debts to settle every payday is a struggle for us. But it hit me hard when my husband got sick and had to resign from work for almost a year which brought us to more bills and debts to pay. It was tiresome and I always tell myself I must not get sick and I don’t have a right to get sick.

My first experience with life insurance is when my co-parent invited me to buy a policy and to be an agent as well since she knows me so well that I am into all kinds of business.

Why WAHM should get a life and health insurance?

When I was young, I was always impulsive when it comes to money so I had to depend on my brother to keep my money and help me save. Now that we both have our families I realized how important it is to save money. My husband lives by the principle YOLO which is not practical when you have mouths to feed. We juggle with our jobs just to make ends meet and surprisingly we spend much more than we did 2 years ago. Now we realized that we need a direction and a plan to save not only for ourselves but for our kids’ future.

REASONS TO BUY A POLICY NOW!

We need this to prepare for what is uncertain–DEATH

As home-based moms, we are prone to silent diseases that can lead to sudden death. I have heard hundreds of stories who suddenly lost their loved ones while staying at home. Such events are very alarming as the age group is going down each year. The cost of a funeral and burial cost a lot, and I don’t want my children to suffer financially at my death.

  • For our kids’ education

I am not from a well-off family but my father was very hardworking, Unfortunately, after his retirement, I lost my dad to cancer, and it brought our family to famine and my brothers and aunts were the ones who provided for our education. Being a home-based mother of two, It became my motivation to buy an educational plan for our kids.

  • To replace my husband’s income

As a partner, we housewives should manage the house and even our finances. I have to admit women are more patient than men. And If ever my husband would pass away I would have to replace his income.

  • To pay other expenses and debts

Variable insurance allows us to borrow the money we invested without canceling the policy.

Also, there is a term life insurance policy that will fit virtually every budget. It’s worth cutting an expense or two to make room for this all-important financial service.

  • Not enough money

If your budget is tightly stretched, it can be legitimately difficult to find money to pay for a life insurance premium. However, that should make you realize even more that if your household finances are tight while everyone is alive and well, it will be infinitely worse if one of you dies.

About the Author

Mariea Zel is a mother of two beautiful kids from Baguio City. She is a stay-at-home mom, a nurse, a teacher, a singer, a financial adviser and more..

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“IWAS-KULOB” TIPS for WAHM

Freelancing , Parenting

Being a WAHM gives you a long list of works within the day. House chores, watching your kids, and working online can consume your time the whole day. At this rainy season, waiting for the sun to come out might slip your mind and just waste a burst of good sunshine for your clothes. We, Pinay moms value the smell of our laundry as much as its cleanliness. It is important that our family’s clothes do not have a “kulob” smell.

GOOD NEWS, you do not have to wait for the sun to peek and pile up your dirty clothes! #DownyKontraKulob is now here to save us. Just follow these easy tips:

CLEAN YOUR WASHING MACHINE
A dirty washing machine can contribute to the smell of your laundry. Make sure to clean your machine after every use and leave is open for some time to let it dry.

WASH CLOTHES PROPERLY
Tediously remove the stains of your clothes. Dirty clothes can spread bacteria to your other garments if not washed properly.

RINSE WELL
Do this as many as possible until you wring out all the soap from your clothes.

OPEN THE WINDOWS
During rainy season, we have no choice but to dry our clothes indoors. If there are windows, leave it open to let some air circulate and give your clothes at least a good ventilation.

USE THE RIGHT FABRIC CONDITIONER
Of all fabcons available, Downy proved its quality over the years. Use DOWNY EXPERT KONTRA KULOB to prevent your clothes from smelling terrible.

DOWNY EXPERT KONTRA KULOB is our miracle all year long. Our garment will be fresher than ever even without the sun. With this solution, #KabogAngKulob!

There you go lovely WAHMs. No more waiting, no more “kulob”!

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Working Remote Philippines 2019: The Biggest Summit for Filipino Remote Workers

Event , Freelancing

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Australian money transfer and payment solutions provider, PayStaff, is hosting the Working Remote Philippines 2019. The conference, which will be held on September 13 and 14, 2019 at SMX Aura Premier, is slated to be the Philippines’ biggest summit for Filipino remote workers and freelancers.

Freelancing and remote working continues to be a striving industry in the Philippines. As of 2018, the Philippines is named one of the countries with the highest number of freelancers per capita. There are around 1.5 million Filipino freelancers, which is about 2% of the entire population. The numbers are expected to grow further as more Filipinos take interest in working remotely from the comforts of their homes. 

Working Remote Philippines 2019 aims to gather top experts from the freelancing industry, both local and international. In doing so, the summit hopes to provide inspiration and resources for both experienced and aspiring freelancers. 

With the knowledge and insights from the speakers, attendees will learn what they need to jumpstart their career and explore remote work opportunities that will help them generate better income and achieve work-life balance.

Some of the local speakers are LinkedIn trainer and consultant Virginia Bautista, Filipina Homebased Moms founder Maria Korina (Mommy MK) Bertulfo, Freelance Movement Tribe founder John Pagulayan, and Social Media Academy founder Nix Eniego.

Meanwhile, the roster of foreign speakers includes Remote Staff CEO and founder Chris Jankulovski, Outbounders founder James Sundance, and Lean and Kaizen consultant Mike Grogan, among several others.

As a premier payment solutions provider that caters to Australian businesses with Filipino remote staff, PayStaff has partnered with organizations that share the same belief and confidence in Filipino freelance talents. Among the event’s sponsors are Remote Staff, Outbounders.com, VB Consulting, ALLCARE, and Great Work Online, to name a few.

Tickets for the Working Remote Philippines 2019 are now for sale with prices starting at just P1950.00 for a group of five attendees. Discounted early bird tickets are also available until July 31, 2019.  

To buy tickets and get more information about the event and speakers, visit www.WorkingRemote.ph

About PayStaff
PayStaff Pty. Ltd. is an Australian payment solutions provider that exclusively caters to Australian small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs who employ freelance and remote staff in the Philippines. It was founded by Filipina-Australian Rica Jankulovski. PayStaff itself is composed of high-performance freelancers based in the Philippines. Visit www.PayStaff.com.au to learn more.

Working Remote Philippines 2019
September 13 to 14, 2019
SMX Convention Center Aura
Function Rooms 1 and 2
3rd and 4th Levels, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street
Corner, 1630 McKinley Pkwy, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines
Buy Tickets: https://workingremote.ph/tickets

For inquiries, contact:
Eunice  marketing@workingremote.ph
marketing@workingremote.ph

About Working Remote

Working Remote is the Biggest Remote Working Summit in the Philippines. Learn from both local and international speakers packed in a 2-day summit.

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The 5 Perks of Online Freelancing

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Online Freelancing is becoming popular over the years. More and more people are switching from a typical corporate job to online freelancing.

It is interesting to note that several employees are now getting frustrated and/or stagnated with their full-time jobs. No career growth, having little time to spend with their families and not being able to work on their own terms are some of the common employee complaints.

If you or someone you know is feeling the same way, online freelancing might be one alternative to a work lifestyle that you can think about. 

What Is Online Freelancing?

Online freelancing means working on a computer via the internet for one or more companies at different times instead of being employed by a single company.

What Are The Benefits of Online Freelancing?

  1. Freedom to choose projects and clients

They are free to set their own terms when choosing the projects they would want to work on. Freelancing makes it easier for anyone to choose the type of work that is aligned to their own interests, passions, and values.

  1. Freedom to work anywhere

Freelancers are given the privilege to work anytime from anywhere around the globe as long as they submit their deliverables on time. They can either work part-time, full-time or on per project basis.

  1. More opportunities to earn more

Being an online freelancer gives anyone the privilege to secure clients from anywhere in the world. The internet has helped break the barriers and everyone is now given the opportunity to use their skills beyond geography.

  1. Career growth

Since freelancers can easily manage their own time, they also now have the opportunity to upskill i.e. to learn new tools and platforms anytime they want and monetize this knowledge in return. As they’d say, “Learners are earners”.

  1. Spending more quality time with family

Freelancing gives you the freedom to managing your time according to your family dynamics. This is also one of the top reasons why many corporate moms are now transitioning into freelancing moms.

Are you already a freelancer? If not, do you have plans of becoming one soon? What “freelancing” perks are you most excited to have? Are there any others not yet included in this list? Do share them in the comments below.

 

About the Author

Belle Prado

Belle Prado is a tech-savvy geek who transitioned herself into becoming a Work-At-Home-Mom after 17 years of working in the corporate world as a Systems Specialist. She says that becoming a WAHM has always been one of the best decisions she’s ever made since aside from spending more quality time with her family, it gave her the time and freedom to pursue her other passions – music, baking, writing and personal development. It also allowed her to explore the world of entrepreneurship and is now enjoying the rollercoaster ride in running two businesses: Social Belle PH (digital marketing service provider) and Three Marys Cakes (customized cakes supplier). This made her realize that she’s a multipotentialite after all! She also finds time to pour out her heart and soul via her personal gratitude blog, Enlightened Filipina Mom -- her way of glorifying the one true source of all these blessings.

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Local and International Support Groups for Freelancers on Facebook

Local and International Support Groups for Freelancers on Facebook

Freelancing

I bet you’ve heard about Home-based Jobs Philippines and it’s not your first time to read an article like this. Well, you better keep reading my friend because I’m not going to give you stories of rainbows and unicorns of freelancing, but the key to keeping you going.

Now, you might be wondering if there are online support groups for freelancers.

Let’s celebrate! There are a lot! And I’m not only talking about local support groups here in the Philippines but even International ones.

And while Facebook is one of the most commonly used social platforms for everyone’s “leisure”, it is also the most accessible place to find Local and International support groups for freelancers.

There are a lot of groups where you can do self-promotion, seek advice, ask questions and even look for a potential market. Not only that, Facebook groups give instant support and feedback.

Here’s a list of local and international support groups on Facebook you can check out yourself and join.

Freelancers Facebook Local Support Group in the Philippines

  • Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMOMS)

    One of the biggest and leading online support groups for Pinay moms. This group empowers women and aim to help Filipina moms learn skills, gain confidence and land their dream job while taking care of their family at home.

  • Freelancers in the Philippines (FLiP) by Jason Dulay

    This group’s goal is to share best practices both personal and professional, answer queries and questions, and to be of help to one another in achieving goals. They also offer free and paid trainings for both working and aspiring freelancers.

  • Online Filipino Freelancers

    They have their website to visit and check if you’re not a Facebook person. Their aim is to provide a dynamic and fun community for online Filipino workers and everybody is encouraged to speak their minds, share insights and is expected to help each other. Like Filipina Homebased Moms, you can also read a lot of success stories and freelancing tips from this group. 

  • Blogapalooza Influencer Community

    If you love writing or an aspiring blogger, this group will give you more opportunity to learn more. They organize annual meetups and social gatherings. A great opportunity to learn from experienced bloggers and social media influencers regarding this field.

  • Search Engine Optimization Philippines

    If you’re planning to learn and have a career in SEO, this group is for you. They share tips and guides to optimize your website so you’ll rank in search engines.

  • Freelancers Hub Philippines

    This is a community for learning, support, work opportunities and collaboration for Filipino freelancers of different fields.

       

Freelancers International Support Group on Facebook

  • Living the Laptop Life

    A Group for Online Service Providers + Marketers – This is a lifestyle and business community for online service providers, all kinds of marketers, virtual assistants and even entrepreneurs, hosted by Julie Stoian.

  • Freelance to Freedom Project Community

    A very supportive and encouraging group to its members, packed with “Special Days”. A great place to connect with other freelancers worldwide.

  • Virtual Assistant Savvies

    An International group that aims to build a community support system to all VA’s and aspiring ones. If you are already a Virtual Assistant who aims to zoom your business and the service you provide, this group suits you perfectly. With their very good support system to answer your questions, it is surely less of a hassle. Plus, you’ll also get the chance to collaborate with the other VA’s.

  • Freelancers Hub

    A community to build connections, especially in creative and web industries.

There you have it! Your list of local and international support groups. These are just some of the many credible groups you’ll find online. Feel free to scan these support groups and you’ll surely find more that will match your taste and needs.These communities are heaven-sent to all freelancers and aspiring ones. And for those who are losing hope with their journey to having a home-based job here’s my favorite quote from Stephen Covey,

“ Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”

So keep going. Keep inspiring.

About the Author

Shei has been an ESL Teacher, Speech and Accent Instructor, a Bibliophile, the so-called General Household Manager, a Wife and a Mother. To spend and bond with her kids, they do arts and crafts together, do storytelling, watch movies, play, and eat chocolates. Though she’s a mother, she never forgets that she is also a wife and believes that couples should never forget to keep their spark. A Montessori Advocate who believes that learning is never ending through books, surroundings, and experiences. Teaching is her way to learn and Writing is her escape from her busy life. What motivates her to always strive and do better in life is her desire to inspire. She reminds herself of these words “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before; you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.”

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