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Characteristics of a Virtual Assistant that You Should Have


“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.


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.


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..



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:

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.

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

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

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.

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”!


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,, 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

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 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
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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.

perks of online freelancing

The 5 Perks of Online Freelancing


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.

Local and International Support Groups for Freelancers on Facebook

Local and International Support Groups for Freelancers on Facebook


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.”

The Invisible Cape of a Parent and Freelancer

The Invisible Cape of a Parent and Homebased Freelancer


"Everybody needs an idol, somebody to try to live up to,"  

- Stan Lee (Marvel Comics)  

 As a Filipina Homebased Moms member, Maria Korina Bertulfo is like a hero to the moms she empowers to earn while taking care of the family.

As a mom looking for a home-based job in the Philippines, I googled the most influential names today in the freelancing industry who balances parenthood and freelancing.  Let's get to know their side hustles.

Home-based Freelancers to follow in the Philippines


John Pagulayan 

The founder of Freelance Movement Tribe. He transitioned from a low-income blogger to a 7-figured email copywriter.  The biggest challenge for him was removing his own limiting beliefs.

Julian Canita

Known as the FB Ads Superstar with 100 clients and coached 500 students, this dad confirmed that he lives, eat, sleep and breathe Facebook Ads.

Lish Aquino

Amazonation is the brainchild of the Amazon Queen last 2018. This mom is a coach for Filipino Amazon FBA Sellers and Amazon Virtual Assistants.

CJ Cajoles

CJ is the founder of the Online Filipino Freelancers group in 2015. She also led the OFFCON2018 which featured prominent coaches and speakers from e-commerce and advocates of financial literacy. This supermom of three boys is like many women who turned to home-based jobs after an important milestone: having a child.

Marvin de Leon

Marvin makes the Filipino Freelancer a champion through his blog (, his podcast (Freelance Blend Podcast), and his thriving community, Freelance Blenders. Already 5 years since Freelance Blend was established, he continues his mission to help the Filipinos learn about home-based jobs in the Philippines.

Allan Ngo

At the age of 25, he had "Quarter Life Crisis". He left the corporate job and pursued freelancing. Realizing there is little money as a blogger, he upgraded it with the right way to sell using emails and storytelling. Using his platform,, this dad now coaches people on his email marketing boot camp.

Jon Orana

Jon is the founder of Negosyo University. He started freelancing as a web designer. Then came his lowest point. His janitorial job after his business failed and became bankrupt led him to his self-discovery. This dad now coaches on a business plan that guides safely the transition from employment to entrepreneurship.

Melissa Profeta

Melissa is a co-founder of Social Media Academy along with Nix Eniego. This mom keeps her hand busy as a PR specialist along with writing gigs at BuzzFeed, Influencive and the Good Men Project.

Jane Martinito

She creates winning websites while being a mom to her beautiful daughter.  One of her biggest breaks was landing at the #31 spot on Linked in for Top 47 Filipino Professionals on LinkedIn by Marketing Asia.

Ginger Arboleda

Ginger is the beautiful face behind Taxumo, a tech start-up that helps freelancers and professionals prepare, file and pay their taxes. She is also a professional blogger and writes about her journey as a mom and entrepreneur.

These moms and dads wear invisible capes while balancing parenthood and freelancing. Now, whose path do you want to follow as a home-based job in the Philippines expert? Excited to know who's on your list too.

About the Author

Diovelyn Diaz

Diovelyn Diaz is a mom of two girls and an ambivert who blogs about her freelancing journey via her Facebook page called About D Blog. Meeting and collaborating with her fellow FHMombers are among the things she loves about freelancing. 

Different Non-voice Online Jobs Perfect for Moms

Different Non-voice Online Jobs Perfect for Moms


Working remotely proves to be in-demand and way cheaper for an employer in terms of manpower cost. It also offers a lot of perks and benefits in a global phenomenon with more companies embracing “remote teams”. (WOW!!) :O

So now, I’ve decided to cite some (or more) of the most sought after non-voice online jobs in the Philippines that is way perfect for mommies (like me) who, I know, want to work from the comfort of their homes and newbie friendly fields.

OK,  here we go.

Data Entry

This job covers most of the work from encoding written files/images and other formats to document file, excel, or Spreadsheet. Clerical and other secretarial duties can also be part of this service. Many freelancers find data entry to be their gateway to freelancing.


I think of writers as "expressionist workers" since they use their own point of view in creating a masterpiece. This can be part time, full time, or even flexible home-based job. As long as you can deliver the work on time, you are good to go.


Transcription is one of the in-demand services nowadays. It is generally converting video or audio files into written reports. I used to work as a transcriptionist before and it is definitely a good option for moms who prefer non-voice online jobs. Who doesn’t love movies? [eehhh-guilty me] Transcription can be done to movies, meetings, conferences, calls and voice recordings (for medical related audios).

Graphic Design

Woohoo! Hands-up for those who luckily have the talent for this field. In this industry, images, typography and/or motion graphics are assembled to create a masterpiece primarily for publishing. The common projects a graphic designer does include but not limited to brochures, ads, magazines, corporate reports, social media posts, and infographics.

Chat/Email Support

An email or chat support is simply a person who receives and answers inquiries through email or chats. They are expected to provide quality instructions and or responses to be able to satisfy a customer’s needs thru Customer Relationship Management (CRM) communication in a real-time manner by using instant messaging (IM) apps or programs.

Community Management/SMM

To connect efficiently with customers, every business that has social media accounts need a community manager or social media manager. A community manager creates and implements social media campaigns. They plan the best communication strategies and respond to comments and queries in a timely manner.

Content/Email Marketing

Email marketing mainly focuses on creating, publishing and distributing contents for a targeted audience. The content should be quality, interesting and relevant to the business and needs to be visually appealing. The next time you receive an email from your subscription, think about the email marketers.

Virtual Assistance

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a personal assistant who works remotely. There are different types of virtual assistants depending on the client's field of business. One can either be an E-commerce, Real Estate, Influencer, and Blogger's virtual assistant.

ESL Teaching (chat based)

Shout out to Cambly, one of the most known companies that offer non-voice ESL jobs. It is newbie-friendly, perfect for the inexperienced. If you are a bit shy in showing off your face and are getting a lot of mental block in front of the camera, this can be for you. ESL teaching can be for both associate and college graduates. What's beautiful about it is it raises awareness of equality in race, religions, ages and physical conditions. As long as you can deliver a good quality of work then no one and nothing can stop you from reaching your goals.

There you have it, our Non-voice online jobs perfect for moms. Now it's your turn - prepare your resume, browse the net and apply! Who knows, your next job might just be waiting for you online. Don’t forget to SMILE, it helps boost your confidence and attracts positive vibes and energy.

Remember, this is not just for you but also for your loved ones.

About the Author

Bernadette dela Cruz

​Bernadette Dela Cruz is a dedicated single mom with experience as a hands-on personal ally. She's a social media handler/moderator, transcriptionist, digital support, softball and baseball statistician/scorekeeper and chat-based appointment setter. Bernadette is an aspiring work-at-home freelancer who helps clients juggle and finish multiple tasks from basics, intermediate, to advanced level.

Is Online Freelancing For Me?

Is Online Freelancing For Me?


The advent of technology brought a lot of changes to each of us and to society as a whole. One of the biggest impact technology has made is the way it changed the employment landscape. And the birth of Online Freelancing is the new kind of job market.

What do I mean by Online Freelancing?

Years ago our parents worked in offices, schools, stores or even abroad. Today, most of them still do. However, a significant percentage of the labor force including some of us in the group now work within the comforts of their homes or even bedrooms. They do not have to go through the hassle of commuting to and from work or deciding what to wear during work days. They are whom we call as the online freelancers doing freelancing jobs at the comfort of their homes.

How do Online Freelancing works?

Online freelancers mostly get jobs from online employment websites or through referrals. The concept of online freelancing is very enticing. This type of employment allows one to work at home and still squeeze in doing house chores or taking care of the children. Majority of the freelancers are paid in dollars.

Today, online freelancing is becoming more popular and enticing. Before we join the bandwagon though, let us take a look at what it takes to be an online freelancer. And ask ourselves...

Is Online Freelancing for me?

Generally, to be an effective freelancer one must have the following:

  1. The commitment to deliver the needs of the Client accurately and per schedule, if not ahead. This will go a long way for this will establish one’s dependability which makes the Client retain or extend the service;
  2. Aspiring freelancers must have the confidence as to his or her ability to deliver the needs of the Client and the willingness to learn in case the task is something new or unfamiliar; and
  3. A freelancer must have the tools needed for the execution of the job. The most basic would be a reliable internet connection (at least 3mbps), a desktop computer or laptop (RAM of at least 3GB) a backup internet connection in cases of a power outage and for some jobs that require call handling, a noise-canceling headset.
  4. Proficiency of the English language is an edge, but of course, this can be learned along the way. There are also a lot of helpful tools online that one can tap to be effective in the field.


With all that I have mentioned above, I am now contemplating if online freelancing is for me? I believe it is high time for me to create my resumè and start applying for an online job. The world of online freelancing is a highly competitive and fast-paced industry. It takes a lot of determination to acquire and level up our skills. It needs dedication especially if a freelancer’s life also revolves around one’s family-but with the perks that come with it, surely it is worth a try.

About the Author

Lourdesita Dessa Aradillos

Lourdesita Dessa Aradillos A mother of 6 kids... Law graduate.. Previously worked with the government and private sector as well as the BPO industry. Currently contemplating whether to start a business or join the online freelance industry

How to become a work at home mom

How To Become a Work-at-Home Mom


To earn while at the comfort of my home is what I thought to be only a dream. I was unsure if there’s any work from home available. Then, I came across home-based jobs in the Philippines while searching on Google.

At first, I was clueless about it. Then, I found out that there are also many Facebook groups talking about home-based jobs, freelancing, freelance, and etc.. That’s when I realized they are all the same. I told myself that my search is over! Or so I thought?

I started to do more research about home-based jobs on Google and YouTube and that’s how my journey as a work at home lady began. I came to realize that there are many home-based jobs accessible.

If you are a mom who’s working at the corporate industry, overseas worker, or a stay-at-home mom and wants to venture in home-based jobs, here are 

Tips on how to become a work-at-home mom

1. Be prepared

This is a very basic requirement that I ignored at the beginning. I was not emotionally and psychologically prepared with the difficulties of being a work-at-home.

2. Learn the required Skills

Home-based jobs are not typical office work wherein there are people who will help. To fit in, I enrolled in online courses that I wanted and also I kept on searching online for more information.

3. Prepare the Necessary Equipment

You buy your own laptop, headset, table, and chair in order to start working. Additionally, contact the most reliable internet service provider in your area so you can apply for a postpaid plan and not have to worry about it anymore. Ask around the neighborhood so you know which ISP is the most reliable in your location.

4. Prepare Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio

Just like applying for a job in a corporate set-up, these should be ready. These are your gateway to be shortlisted, if not accepted for the job. Visit the Filipina Homebased Moms group and page for more tips and advice on how to create a resume and cover letter that stand out.

5. Start Applying

I started applying by creating my account in platforms like, LinkedIn, Livingston, and the like. Make sure to complete your profile and take applicable tests to boost your chances of getting hired.

6. Don’t forget to keep on learning.

When I decided to work-at-home, it was hard. I had no idea how to start my journey as a work at home mom. I was at my verge of giving up and depression is starting to kick in. But I took the difficulties as a challenge to improve myself. The steps above helped me a lot to gain more knowledge and grow better.

Now that you have everything you need to start, do not forget to take a lot of courage. Some freelancers are lucky to get a client right away but this is not true for everyone. If you fail at first, do not lose hope. Keep on trying and you will soon find the client that's meant for you.

About the Author

Rosebelle Dario is a Marketing graduate. She worked at the government for a year then worked overseas for 7 years.  After coming back to the Philippines, she became an English as a Second Language tutor. Since writing is her passion, she took an online writing course and now she’s enjoying the perks of being a freelance writer. 


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