- Posted February 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Women: Share your stories of change
3 Years In This WAHM's Life & Something Personal
Tell me something about yourself? And what are your interests?
A potential client recently asked me.
She explained that there were not a lot of personal posts on my blog which would show this information.
Depending on the service you are offering, yes, there are clients who want to know some personal tidbits about you.
In case you're wondering that client is an advertiser and she wants to make sure that her company's products and my blog are a good fit.
Upon reading this question on my email, I suddenly remembered that this month , last January 10 to be exact marks the 3rd year of my freelance business.
(Shake my hand and say congratulations!) :)
That was the first day I signed up to oDesk.com and started my career as a work at home professional. And this journey has been great!
Did I forget to say it's been great? :)
Who's the happiest with the change of careers that I've made? My children of course and here are some pics of us in the past 3 years...
But before I share them, I'm not writing and posting this to brag how happy we are...I'm posting this to show you that it is possible to still have a career even if you're a stay at home mother...
It's possible to earn, even an income more than what you're earning in a regular office job while you're at home and that it's possible to work wherever you want to work at your own preferred schedule.
This is the era of the remote worker and being a freelancer is not limited to working only within your house, but you can work anywhere as long as you have good internet connection, like a mall.
Honestly, I also at times work in SM Baguio, this is one of the best malls in the city where I live. I consider it a freelancer-friendly place because of the free WIFI they provide to all shoppers and the space they have set up in one section for people who want to sit down and just use the internet connection. In here, I can actually work quietly for two hours or more then do some grocery shopping or other errands after. I try to get out of the cabins of my house once in a while and say hello to the rest of the world too you know. :)
So aside from having the chance to earn and take care of your family at the same time, flexibility is another benefit being a wahm gives.
It may require some sacrifices in the beginning to launch your freelance business but all the sacrifices will be worth it.
I just wanted to say that to acknowledge the feelings of gratitude I've been having these past days.
Okay I didn't forget, here are some pictures of me and my family in the past 3 years. I'm not photogenic but my children are. :)
Working at home made me closer to them more than ever, give yourself this chance too.
BTW, click here to hop on over to my Facebook page and you can get more tips on how to work at home as well as motivation to start your wahm career everyday! Don't hesitate to comment on my posts here or there so I can also get to know you better. :)
photo credit: Scott Smith (SRisonS)
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