For Virtual Assistants and Freelancers:
Are you like Noemi, a Virtual Assistant/Freelancer who been's working at home for 5 years already but still wonders where her next income is going to come from? She's still stuck in the feast famile cycle of freelancing and she has kids!
Are you like Queenie, who does work at home, but as a call center agent - still night shift and unhappy.
Are you like Anna, who struggles to compete with other VAs as she's charging $1-$3/hour - while she can't make ends meet.
Are you like Rhea Mae? She's a stay-at-home mom in Tacloban, Leyte who wants to discover other ways to earn. She wishes to have the courage to pursue her passion which is writing. Did I tell you she's not a techie?
For Parents, OFWs and Employees:
Are you like Jenina, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), who dreams of returning to the Philippines? She wants to be with her kids, watch them grow and share their happiness everyday. If only there were options..
Are you like Ralph? He's a stressed-out 9-5 employee braving the rush hour traffic everyday. Back and forth. For a total of 4 hours. In the mornings, He just wants to stay in bed and catch more sleep.
Are you like Kathy who is on her toes whenever her boss is around? She feels guilty when she leaves the office at 5 pm. She is hesitant to file a vacation leave because it always gets disapproved. She also fears of losing her job and not having enough savings to sustain her family's needs.
Are you like Jojo? He's BPO employee whose graveyard schedule is taking a toll on his health. His cellphone has been nabbed three times while on his way to work at night. His mother nags him to quit his job but he's worried that he can't get the same compensation elsewhere.
Job security is dead. The "study hard, find job, work hard, get promoted and be successful" path doesn't work anymore. Proof? Retrenchment is common news. Benefits get slashed even without prior notice. Employers are not as employee-driven as they used to be. Times are changing so you should too.
Choose to earn enough money to enjoy the fruits of your work. Choose to take a worry-free vacation anytime. Choose to work at your own pace and at your own time. Choose to take full control of your life. Right here. Right now.
Armed with hope and good intentions, an OFW dreams of solving the problems of his family by leaving them behind. How ironic. Can you blame them? Working abroad is a quick way to earn. However, it comes with a price. An OFW constantly worries about their family back at home. Monthly remittance is not enough to take care of their kids' growth and well being. For married couples, distance often comes with loyalty issues. OFWs also get depressed and lonely over time.
Choose to accept these hurdles. Choose to learn and earn while still working as an OFW. Choose to go home. For good. Choose to be present for your loved ones. Choose to love.
In my book, "Virtual Careers" you'll learn how to charge high and keep the clients you want to keep, and fire those you don't want to work with. Working online (Freelancing) doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, just reading the book will get you through most of the steps.
7:00 am Wake up. You're still sleepy so you hit the sheets again and sleep some more.
8:00 am Finally wake up. Say a little prayer. Check loved ones if they're up. Hug them while their sleeping. Kiss them. Take the dog for a short walk around the neighborhood.
9:00 am Have a healthy breakfast with the family. Goof around with the kids. Hug them. Again. You just never get tired of hugging. Take them to the museum, pool or park, perhaps?
Jomar, how about work?
Didn't your client agree that your working schedule should be flexible? That you can take a leave anytime you want (with a week's notice, of course)? That your work is output based as long as you show proof?
Now back to your ideal day...
10:00 am You're a bit tired (and hungry) of all the goofing around with the kids. But hey! Who's complaining? Now that they've quieted down, you take a time out. You pick a book from your to-be-read file and start reading. Oh! A nice helping of cookies and tea is nice.
10:30 am Check emails. Reply to a few. Work a little. Smile.
12:30 nn Oops. Lunch time with the kids.
1:00 pm Take a quick nap with the kids.
2:00 pm Do some errands. Go to the mall. Watch a movie. Connect with people. Have merienda dates with friends. You love going to the mall on weekdays. Less people. No hassle, no traffic.
5:00 pm Continue working. Send end-of-the-working-day emails. Sign off. Log out.
7:00 pm Dinner with the family. Maybe some household chores.
9:00 pm Finally, have a restful sleep.
This may be a fantasy for you now but there are hundreds of virtual professionals who are experiencing this. They have all made a choice to earn dollars at home, eliminate daily stress and embrace their family more.
If you only knew how to start...
Author of Virtual Careers, the Book
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