Posts tagged ‘Filipina WAHM’

November 4, 2011

How to Get Your First Job in Odesk?

I have a couple of fellow mommy friends wanting to try working at home too. I told them to start with Odesk first so they will understand the concept of work at home. Odesk has been helpful to me when I was just starting in the field of home based freelancing, as a matter of fact, it served as a training ground for me way back 2008.

My friends seem to ask me almost the same questions, “how did you get a job in odesk?” So, let me share you this article. I just hope this will help you in one way or another.

Odesk is a staffing marketplace and administrative platform website where a bunch of employers create “workteams” coming from several freelance workers or so-called contractors. The name simply came from the notion of “no desk” where in the objective is to allow everyone to work anywhere and anytime.

The site mainly caters several areas of expertise including web development, programming or software development skills, graphic designing, and writing or administrative skills.

Below are some helpful guidelines on how to apply on Odesk:

1. Create 100% authentic and high-quality profile for free

To bid on specific jobs suitable for your talents and skills, you must provide sufficient time to create your own Odesk profile with honesty and sincerity because an employer can always find out whether you’re lying or not. Also, the platform requires trust between an employer and a contractor to acquire a good working relationship.

2. Familiarize how Odesk works and take several skill tests for enhancement purposes.

It is a must to know every tidbits of information with regards on how the Odesk works to allow yourself to be knowledgeable enough in handling simple to complex works.

The site also offers voluntary skills tests in series of disciplines that include English aptitude test, programming skills, and some feedback system to assess how well your profile made.

3. Publish a well-informative resume and other necessary portfolios needed for the bidding.

Provide your educational background, previous experiences, talents and skills, and other important details that will help in your application. REMEMBER: Uniqueness will set you apart from other contractors to help you win some employers.

There are many things to learn in Odesk platform however, just take these easy steps above as your first stepladder towards being an Odesk Pro.

October 19, 2011

Back Pain Relief for Work at Home Moms

Even if you’re a work at home mom you still cannot get away with having back pain. Millions of people across the continent are affected with this health problem. Usually back pain may have several underlying causes, If you want to at least prevent yourself from experiencing this ailment, below is a list of some simple helpful tips that you can follow on how to prevent back pain

  • Do Proper Body Mechanics

A wrong posture is the common cause of pain in the back. That is why it is crucial for you to follow proper posturing and body mechanics particularly when you’re picking or lifting heavy or light objects.

  • Have a Regular Rest

Since you’re a work at home mom, you have all the time to schedule your regular resting period at home as this is necessary to prevent you from having lower back pain especially that you spend mostly your time in a sitting position, which in fact, prone to backaches.

  • Do Exercises

Easy back exercises are also great and useful in anyway. So, engage yourself in walking, jogging, swimming, and back exercises such as body twisting or back bending. These exercises may free you from any tension in your muscles and bones.

  • Undergo Massage

You may also engage in a relaxing massage in your favorite spa. Since there are different types of massage, you may consider choosing one of the following: Shiatsu, Swedish, Turkish, and Thai massage. As long as it can make you feel better from backaches, any massage is fine.

For a work at home mom, following these tips may prevent you from getting any back pain but if you are already experiencing this, you may consult your doctor for an apt diagnosis and treatment.

October 9, 2011

Hardships of a Work at Home Mom

Whoever said that being a man is better than being a woman? Well perhaps they just don’t see the hardships of the working moms. If being a worker is hard, try doing it while taking care of the family especially if you have a little child. Then maybe you would learn why the equality rights of the male and female was established.

Yes, being a working mom is perhaps as difficult as being a man or even harder. If men face battles and challenges in their work, women face twice as much as that, facing a war that starts from waking up in their home and being done until everyone in the family has gone to bed. This war is much more stressful than that being fought in Iraq due to the fact that you are protecting not only yourself but rather those whom you love the most and serving each and every one of the members. And also, the enemy is not just from the outside but also on the inside, meaning, you have to fight even yourself just to serve and protect.

Members of the family always demand for some time from the mother and thus making it harder for her to concentrate on what she is doing. The little ones, in particular, hug most of a mother’s time because they are the ones that truly need much attention. And this comic strip is a picture of what a working mother is going through each day of her life. If you’d be able to look beyond what you can see, you’ll be able to realize that her life is a mathematical expression where everything in her surroundings adds to her hardships and almost everything that she feels are the ones that multiply the stress. But in the end of the day, her love for those whom she serves is the only thing that makes her at ease and neglect all the efforts that she made throughout the day.

*comic by For Better or For Worse Comic Strip by Lynn Johnston