Archive for ‘online jobs’

November 5, 2011

Choosing Career as a WAHM

Choosing a career without any passion at all seems a heavy luggage. That’s why before I decide to become a Work at Home Mom (WAHM), It took me awhile to finally make my decision.

When I started home based freelancing three years ago, the Odesk platform was my first training ground for a challenging work as a WAHM. Since working online is relatively popular today, I decided to make this article to provide some advises for those who want to career venture at Odesk and become a Work at Home Mom.

If you’re an internet savvy who wishes to have additional financial assistance, Odesk will provide you several kinds of jobs such as:

  • web designing if you have knowledge in IT
  • virtual assistant if you’re into clerical works
  • data entry if you’re good in administrative support
  • technical writing if you have the passion in writing
  • Telemarketing if you’re good in advertising/ marketing etc.

The photo below shows all job categories being offered in Odesk. So whatever your profession is, you can always find your niche freelance job.

You should think on what kind of career path you want to follow and then start working from there. Assess yourself first — What are your talents? What are your skills? Are you good in clerical works, in advertising or something similar to these? This will help you easily map out your career goals while having a clearer picture of what you want to pursue.

In addition, once you started working in Odesk continue on learning new things to provide a room for improving your talents and skills. Constant learning will help you find a greater avenue where you can excel the most.

Though it may take you a long way towards success, but doing something you love the most is the most fulfilling thing to do. A career in Odesk isn’t easy but with patience and perseverance, this platform might be your ticket in achieving a bigger career opportunity someday.

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September 25, 2011

Looking for a WAHM Job?

With the economy going down, it is tough to budget the money for our family. You cannot help but wonder how to stretch money and make both ends meet. As a stay at home mom, you can still find some options to look for extra income to support your family. More moms and even dads are finding the option to work at home these days. Just because you are a stay at home mom, it doesn’t mean you will be insignificant.

There are many opportunities in the internet waiting for you! Well, yeah working from home has never been easier but if you got what it all takes to be one, just persevere and everything will fall into the right place. If you got a computer and a DSL internet you are ready to start working from home.

Researching for work at home jobs could be time-consuming and will give you headache sometimes. There are many scammers in the internet too. So, beware! Let me share you few leads from getting a client. I hope this information could help you jumpstart your new endeavour.

  1. Odesk is a job search tool that helps employers hire, manage, and pay remote freelancers or teams globally. It’s free to post a job and hire from any part of the world. Almost all fields are being outsourced in Odesk such as web developers and designers, programmers, writers, graphic designers, call-center agents, virtual assistants, data entry professionals, marketing experts, engineers and more. You need to create an attractive profile by taking online qualification tests, posting your credentials and upload work portfolio to be able to get the chance of being hired. Check the site for more information.
  1. Craigslist is a good resource for finding job listing in a specific location whether locally or internationally. Just submit your comprehensive resume to any specific job post and voila! Just wait for the employer to contact you for an interview.
  1. Bestjobs is a good tool too. You can create an online resume here and find the online job you have been dreaming of.
  1. WAHM.com is the number one resource for work at home moms. Find work at home jobs, helpful articles to help you get started for your online business. You can join their active and friendly community too!

I hope you find these job search tools a great way to start as a WAHM. Goodluck!!!

September 24, 2011

Tips: Starting Your WAHM Career

Being a WAHM or working at home mom is a very tough decision for every mom who chooses this career. The mere fact that you are to balance your work schedules and at the same time attend to the needs of your kids can be disheartening to say. But with a little touch of creative ideas and comprehensive planning, it is still possible to get your work done while doing your responsibilities as a mother to your kids. So how could that be? Get some tips below to help you start your work at home mom career.

  • Work out some goals and stick to it. As much as possible write those goals on a board and put them to places where you can sight them easily. Writing down your goals enable you to stay focus and concentrate on the track which you should take to get your business wherever you may want it to be.
  • Be systematic. If you are a mother then probably your time circles around your kids and the needs of your family. Or perhaps you are a member of an active group in your community. Everybody is busy and because of that being systematic can help you finish your work smoothly. Do your task one at a time.
  • Stay focused. When you are on the right track things get done effectively. It’s quite annoying whenever you are about to start your blog post and your kids are starting to fool around your workplace. Set a time schedule of when can you give the best of your time for your business. Interruptions are inevitable especially when your working with your kids around.

For all working at home mom out there who are still finding some adjustments to their new career, set some goals, be systematic and stay focused! Working at home is all about you – finding your perfect time, perfect place and perfect way to adjust your time between your family, your own interest and your work. When you have that adjustment, you can say that you made the right decision to become a work at home mom.