The “New Normal”
How many of us have been working at home since before the quarantine? If you include yourself with this one, you will understand the struggles and successes that one can get from working at home. It may be a little easier for you, yet very challenging for those who are just starting. Still, no work is too easy to call during this time.
So, is this our new normal? Let us say, “…for the meantime…this one works for everybody and it is the safest for now…” Remember that livelihood should not stop. Therefore, we must continue working for ourselves and for the people we love.
Submerging ourselves, companies, and employees into this kind of work setup is something unexpected. For the longest time that almost all people have been working in their offices, never in their minds cross that one day they will have to work at home. It could be pretty discomforting for some, especially if they are after a noise-free and well air-conditioned place for working. While for some, it is an advantage.
But this time, let us push ourselves to look at the bright side of life. You cannot survive any other life ordeals if you remain pessimistic. There are so many opportunities waiting for you. You just have to believe in yourself and then “Go…Grab it!”
Get To Know More About It
In this article, we will enumerate the advantages that you can get from working at home. Also, it will discuss the tips regarding transitioning to the digital world. This article serves as a guide too for those who are just starting and thinking of doing it for good. Get to know more about the list of online jobs, too.
To bring us helpful tips about this, one of our successful mommies, Mommy MK, shared her own experience about it. She is Mk Bertulfo, a founder of Filipina Homebased Moms.
Let us discuss first the advantages.
Advantages of Doing Home-Based Work
According to Mommy MK, it is like family goals. It is all for one reason that you get to prioritize your work and family at the same time. Everything is within reach and less worries when you are working outside. It happens at home with your family.
Trivia: Do you know that working from home or even telecommuting has been around for more than 10 years? “Yes!” You can read more about it here.
Who does not like and enjoy traveling? Travelling brings you to many different and beautiful places in the world. It enriches your mind with art, adventure, and people. It is one of the many advantages that you can get if you decide to work at home. Traveling while earning money is so much good, isn’t it?
2. Quality Time
Talk about leaving your house early, commuting non-stop and getting stuck in traffic. What else do you have to battle every day? If you are after quality time for work and your family, home-based working might just be for you. You never have to be anxious and nervous about not meeting it on time. It is because you have so much time that you can spend with your family.
3. Build Dream House
Mommy MK revealed that it can also be a way for you to build that dream house that you want. More than you will ever know, the things that you want for yourself and your family are all possible. It is just a matter of hard work, balance, and confidence. You will get it in no time.
5 Tips on Transitioning To The Digital World
1. Know Your Why
You should have a mission and vision in everything that you do. Take note of your purpose to get you a long way. Is it taking care of kids and working? If you are planning to put your child into homeschooling, visit this link for a list of homeschooling providers. Think about it before making this big decision.
2. Save Money
Mommy MK was working in a corporate world before choosing home-based work. Her tip before resigning is to save enough money that could help you last while looking for your next job. You might not know when you are getting hired, so might as well have funds to buy your needs. It also prevents you from borrowing money from your friends and family.
3. Explore Your Skills
What else do you know about typing and drawing? If these are some of your special skills or your hobbies, it could help you earn more money for good. It is the best time to hone it. You might ace that job you are applying for.
4. Find Support
Well, there are people whom you can confide in regarding your obstacles in doing your home-based work. You can open up with your partner, friends, or search for communities online. If you are thinking about homeschooling your child, there are many schools for this.
5. Take Action
You can watch or enroll in free training to hone your skills. Also, you can browse YouTube channel videos to educate yourself about things you want to learn. You will gain more ideas on how you should do it. You will gain more confidence because of it.
There are so many things that you can do right now. Nothing is impossible.
Apply For That Online Job
So, what are the jobs that you can get now that you have mastered your skills? Let us enumerate some recommended online jobs by Mommy MK. These will give you more options on what you want to apply for. Take a look below.
- Virtual assistant
- Photo and video editor
- Online teacher
- Online tutor
- Data entry specialist
- Social media manager
- Marketing assistant
- Accountant & bookkeeper
Of course, there are still more online jobs that you can see on the internet. Just be positive in looking for one and get to know more about the job responsibilities, so that you can prepare for the job you are applying for.
Always keep in mind that whatever choice we make during this pandemic, we should always be grateful to the Highest for providing us our basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing. Aside from that, we have work to do at home to keep us busy. Other than that, it helps us support our families regarding their needs too. In other words, there are many things to be thankful for in this life. We just have to be positive about things because this too shall pass.
To know more about Mommy MK, you can reach her through [email protected].
I hope this article helped you in your journey in home-based work.
Thank you and have a nice day!