Hi there! Welcome to Mommy Jam! My name is Jamie and I’m going to be your mommy buddy and tour guide in exploring the world of online work.
Are you a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to earn while taking care of the kids? Are you a working mom who’s just tired of the cubicle life and wants to find a job that will allow you to spend more time with the kids? Or are you a freelancing mom looking for ideas, resource materials or other ways to enhance your skills and balance your time at home? Whatever your reason for deciding to look for an online home-based job, I’m so happy you found me!
So to begin with, what is it about online work that attracts so many of us Filipinos?
Advancements in technology and the Internet have transformed the traditional world of employment. The old concept of 9-to-5 cubicle work has become a thing of the past. Now, work can be done anywhere, so long as you have an Internet connection, giving rise to the popular term “online job.”
The typical online workplace consists of just an internet connection, a desktop computer or a laptop, a table, sometimes a pair of headphones, and a quiet little corner in your home, in a coffee shop, or any place you wish to work in.
Online work opens us to global employment opportunities, as different companies around the world are now looking for talents who can perform a variety of job functions, the most common of which are writing, digital marketing, data entry, translators, web or software development, transcription and graphic design among others.
The flexibility and convenience of working from home have attracted more and more Pinoys to join the online work community. Upwork, a leading platform for freelance work opportunities, reports that about 1.4 million Filipinos are registered on their website. In fact, the Philippines ranks second in Upwork’s Top 10 Earning Countries, with about a million Filipinos reportedly earning Php3.3 billion online as of 2016. (source: ManilaTimes.net)
The work-at-home setup is particularly helpful for us mothers. We moms are always worried about leaving our kids at home (with a helper) when we go to work. Same thing for stay-at-home moms who are constantly looking for ways to supplement the family income. Fortunately, technological advancements have allowed us to earn a living while taking care of our children at home. Not only does the work setup allow us to spend more time with our families but it also gives us extra time to pursue other things we love, like maybe a long-forgotten hobby or a small business of our own.
Are you ready? In this blog, you can find helpful articles, ebooks, videos and mini courses about working as a Freelance Writer, Social Media Marketer or a Virtual Assistant, while being the awesome super mommy that you are! Everything I have here is based on my personal experience, unless otherwise stated.
- Guides for Newbies
- Weekly Round-Up of Online Job Leads
- Highlight of In-Demand Skills for Home-Based Jobs
- Strategies to be Successful in Your Online Career
- Basic and Advanced E-Courses
- Working Mom Guides
- Product Reviews and Features
If you have any questions, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear your thoughts!