Posts tagged ‘how to work online’

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.

October 1, 2011

Work at Home Mom and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Are you tired being a career woman and at the same time a mother to your children? Are you a suffering from too many demands and pressures? There are so many women these days that are breaking in to the workforce and few of them are “moms.” Although you may have not reckoned it yet, you are actually working more than the usual working hours of 9 – 5 hours! Due to this, work at home moms are very prone to stress and extreme weariness cause by attempting to balance between career life, family and social life. Worries and stress can make work at home mom feel weak and tired.

Stress has long been aligned to several health issues, both the severe and recurring illnesses like heart attack, arthritis, and eczema. The possible health problems you may acquire from working at home are RSI or repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome. What you may not figure out is that those things and many more can become a health issue for you when you work for home.

One of the most commonly recognized work at home health problems is carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is the spot within your wrist where the nerve goes into the hand. It is commonly slender and so any swelling can cramp the nerve and can result so numbness, muscle pain, weakness and worst muscle damage and this is referred as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is very ordinary to those people who execute repetitive actions of the hand or wrist. Typing on a keyboard of a computer or laptop is actually the most common cause of this syndrome. Other repetitive works which may contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome include sewing, knitting, writing, and painting.

The best way to cure carpal tunnel syndrome is to restrain your hand from repetitive movements. In most situations, this can be done by limiting repetitive movements of hands like in typing, sewing and knitting. Another way to prevent it is by simply stretching your hand along with your wrist and fingers the rest of the day. You might also avoid further symptoms by stabilization of the fingers.

It would be disastrous if the comfort of working at home can in fact be harmful to our health, however by simple measures like stretching your hands and extreme exercise can help to assure that this is not a problem. Stay healthy!