This month marks my fourth anniversary of working online.
It has been a long journey. When I started all I wanted was to earn so that I can pay our internet bill. Now it has evolved into a full time job.
I started working as a data encoder for a few months. The pay was really just enough to pay the internet bill. LOL! From there I got accepted by a transcription company. I worked in that business for two whole years! It was one of the hardest I did because that job required my full concentration and I couldn’t tolerate any noise. I would transcribe for more than 8 hours a day aside from doing the household chores and taking care of my son. I was so tired at one point my hands even started shaking while washing the dishes.
When I started to earn from my blogs I quit my transcription job. Now I can say I have finally found the job that I love. I can’t be happier because I get to make money and at the same time express myself. I am my own boss which means I can stop whatever I’m doing anytime I want to focus on my family’s day-to-day activities.
If you too want to earn money online I advise you to get into blogging. It’s not easy but if you persevere hard enough I’m sure you can do it too.Read More
One of the things that you have to be aware of when making the decision to work online is the possibility of being scammed by “employers.” I just read the Job Scam, by Marcus Evans and my mind was opened to more possibilities on how employers can scam online workers.
One of the red flags is if your employer asks for your bank account details and ask you to send money to another bank account. You will keep a percentage of the amount you send which will be your earning. However, this is a red flag for a possibility of transferring some stolen money. If caught, you can be jailed for theft.
When my husband was looking for jobs online we were really afraid we’ll encounter some of these job scams. So after he was interviewed and accepted by his employer we asked that he be paid weekly instead of monthly. His employer understood and five months later he’s still sending my hubby’s salary. I guess we’re really lucky he got a legitimate job.
Others are not so lucky so to avoid these be sure to protect yourself and be wary of anything suspicious. It is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with online jobs.Read More
We have been officially a work-at-home couple for more than a month now. The truth is it takes some getting used to. Our house was chaotic during the first few weeks but we have finally settled down and have fallen into our own routines. Although we are comfortable with our set-up I must warn that working at home is not for everyone so I don’t advice you to leave your office job right away.
Photo by Amanda Coolidge via Flickr Creative Commons
Pros of Working-at-Home
- Absolutely no transportation cost and with the rise in fuel prices and parking fees that means lots of savings.
- More time to spend with children .
- More time to rest.
- Save on wardrobe costs.
- Save on eating out costs
Cons of Working at Home
- Tendency to overwork because you never leave your work
- Tendency to be inefficient because of the relaxed surrounding
- Not get any exercise because you don’t have to leave your house
- Can get lonely and boring and may not suit the extroverts
If you are thinking of working at home weigh out the pros and cons first before quitting your job. If you decide to push through, the good news is there are a lot of work-at-home jobs waiting for you. From Medical Transcriptionist Jobs to Virtual Assistant jobs there are lots of jobs to suit everyone.Read More
We are so excited to start our work from home journey! I have been enjoying its benefits for the past three years now but as I’ve said in my previous post, my husband will start working from home too. It will be his last week in the office and he will officially start on the 15th. I’m glad he has passed the interview on skype. When his employer asked that he and his business partner ask him some questions he was initially nervous. We have never used Skype ever so he had to check out some free demo conference calls to see how it works. Thank God that’s over now. They are already finished with the contract signing and we’re anxiously waiting for his new job to start. I hope it goes out well. Can you send us some luck here?Read More
Two weeks ago while I was browsing the net I chanced upon a job ad. It made me stop to take a closer look because the job description fits my husband perfectly. To make a long story short, he applied and just as I predicted they hired him two days after they interviewed him on Skype.
This new development means he will start working from home two weeks from now. My immediate concern is his health and mine too. I have been working at home for the past three years so I know that it can lead to health problems in the future. Last year, I had to get hooked at an ekg machine because I was having palpitations.
So our game plan is to exercise every morning. Hubby will drive us to the nearest park where we can jog and stretch our muscles. I’m already excited because we’ll be doing this as a family. Thank God for this wonderful opportunity!Read More
I’m glad the skies have cleared. I was scared that we will have to endure a night without electricity because of the heavy rains. I was prepared to take out my sleeping pills to help me sleep in case that happens but thank goodness the sky is now as bright as ever.
Anyway, I’ve been working all day and reviewing Z at the same time. His Megasketcher is really a great help as I can give him a quick quiz and he wouldn’t mind because it’s on the Megasketcher. I’m glad I’m finally finished one job and I can move on to other stuff. I’m excited because of a new project. My client offered something that I didn’t even think of offering. As usual, nothing’s final yet but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. If this doesn’t push through at least he gave me an idea. *winkRead More