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Things you need to know about working from home

September 22, 2017

I'm gonna be straight up honest with you guys, It took me a while to embrace this career change. 11 months to be exact. I just started embracing and loving the reality that I am working from home. It comes with a few ups and downs so let me break those to you.


Tips: From 8 hour corporate job to working from home and still getting paid high salary

A lot of people thinks that working from home is a piece of cake! I'd say it's both. It can be hard for me at times when my toddler throws a tantrum while I am working, It's easy when I get the job done fast and chill for the rest of the day praying nothing urgent comes up + I get to do house chores.

Work from home location: Manila, Philippines
Company I'm working for: USA
Office hours: PST (11pm - 1am, 6am - 12pm Manila time)


  1. No traffic. It couldn't get any better than this. Seriously. If you're living in Manila. You know how stressful commuting it is here.
  2. Flexible hours. You work on your own time. 
  3. You're more focused. Not sure if this applies to all but it does to me. It helps that everybody is sleeping and I am working alone at night. No pesky co-workers.
  4. You save more money. You don't commute and you don't eat out so that's good.
  5. Can work with just a shirt and an underwear. Best pro so far! How comfy, right?
  6. Can work anywhere. Literally. You can just grab your pocket wifi and go anywhere you like. Work comes with you.
  7. You have more time with your family. Since you're always at home. working. 
  8. You're not missing out on your fav Telenovelas / Koreanovelas. IKR!
  9. Taxes. Well, you pay when you can. 


  1. No benefits. Some might have. But majority of people who works online don't have benefits like Medical / Dental / Allowances, etc.
  2. Machines. Regardless of your job, you have to have a decent laptop to work with, you need fast internet, a decent smartphone so you can work even without a laptop, headphones, and a pocket wifi.
  3. Bills. Since you're now working from you home, your bills will be much higher than usual. Electricity will go up because your AC is always on or your laptop is always plugged.
  4. You don't get to interact with a lot of people. It can be an issue if you like hanging out with friends at work. You basically just interact with people via Skype and email when you're working from home. For me, I personally like not having much interaction. Less issues. 
  5. You eat a lot. I'm not sure if it's just me but I practically have food beside me ALL.THE.TIME. 
  6. You do more. I'm a mom so I take care of my toddler in the day and work at night. So I basically do more than just working. 
  7. Taxes. It can be a pro or a con. Depending which path you take. 
  8. Fees. You shoulder bank fees when your salary gets transferred to your bank account. Rate is different per amount. When I was getting Pxxx,xxx every 2 months, my bank fee is at P3,000.00. When I was getting paid at P50,000 with pay out every two weeks, my bank fee is very minimal. Not more than a thousand. I think.
  9. Stability.  You'll never know when you're gonna loose the job. Most WFH jobs are contractual, if it is a full-time job, you'll never gonna know when you're going to be let go. I've seen so many times, office mates being let go on the same day they're telling them that they're letting them go. It can be a cruel industry to be in, actually. So, save while you can, enjoy while it lasts!

These are just my own personal observations. In the past 11 months, I've come to realize that I'm very lucky and blessed to be earning so much while working from home. I get to see my toddler grow up everyday. 

If you have any questions, or suggestion, or anything, feel free to comment them down below!

Rookie Mommy PH - ttyl!

Tips: From 8 hour corporate job to working from home and still getting paid high salary

September 21, 2017

This is going to be a lengthy blog post.... :) 

It's finally happening. I've finally decided to put up a blog post about being a full-time work-from-home-momma. The truth of the matter is that, I never wanted to do this in the first place because I feel like not a lot of people believed that it's possible to happen and I didn't believe it either until I reached 11 months at work. 

Not to brag but, I'm actually earning P50,000/month from working from home for the past 11 months since I left my 8 - hour corporate job.

I guess, a lot of people thinks that working from home is not really a career path you want to take or you're just using that as your title because you don't want people to think that you're a useless bum who graduated with a degree but couldn't get a decent job, or maybe, started a family too young and didn't want yourself to get labelled as as house wife.

I wanted to get this blog post up because not a lot of women, especially first time moms are empowered enough or believed in themselves that they can accomplish the same thing even when they're busy chasing kids around the house. You just need a lot for encouragement, confidence, and tips. *Wink 

Here's the truth. Yes, you can get a work from home job that will pay you as much as your regular 8 - hour corporate job, or more. But, it's not going to be easy and it's also not for everyone.

A brief story on how I got lucky.

I left my corporate job not because I was being offered a WFH job nor was I looking. I left because some political hocus-pocus happened and I didn't liked it. 

I got luckyMy first WFH job was a contractual job with a previous company that I worked for. A friend was working with them still and they happen to need a helping hand with new projects and campaigns. It was easy for me to get hired because I had history with them and the job description is pretty much what I've been doing for the past 5 years I've been in this industry. And cos, hello, P50k/month and no traffic!

Eventually, my contract ended at 7 months. I was sad but I was also happy cos I saved a lot of money. We only get paid every 2 months so imagine getting Pxxx,xxx on your bank account every time it's sweldo day! I wasn't in a rush to look for work so me and my family flew last May to my mom in Vietnam for a vacation.

The second time I got lucky. While I was in Vietnam, I was looking for work and ready to go back to an 8 - hour corporate job when my aunt referred me to a friend who's working with an Ecommerce store in the US. They were looking for someone to handle their social media assets and other stuff. I got interviewed twice and was able to get a job real quick. Now, I'm working for them full-time, Pacific Hours.

You see, I got really lucky. And you can get lucky too!

So, before you finally decide on being a digital nomad (cause that's what we call ourselves theses days + it sounds cool) let me break some of my personal tips before you make a decision that you might regret.

These tips are focused on high position work already. Fresh graduates should at least get a decent corporate work experience at least a year or so before transitioning to WFH jobs to build up your resume.

So, if you're like me, read on below!

1. Build up your online resume/CV. Get a LinkedIn account and make it a superstar account. Seriously, that's the first thing you have to do next to #2. A nice LinkedIn account opens up your profile to so many headhunters. I honestly get hunted 3 - 4x a week for remote jobs! It's your door that could land you your next job.

2. Don't quit your corporate jobs unless you have a WFH job that's waiting for you. Cos that's just being stupid, and careless. If you have a family to feed. Don't quit!

3. Your past work experience matters a lot. Make sure you include ALL on your resume/CV. Include even those that are contractual or freelanced work.

4. Be ready and open to work internationally. As much as we want to work Day shift, more WFH opportunity opens up on Night shift because people in the US are more likely to hire people from Asia because, reality is we are cheaper than hiring employees in the US.

5. Join Facebook groups with online job posting like: 

Truth is, it will not be easy for you get a remote job. But, if you're looking at the right place, with your nice CV, then you might actually get one. These Facebook groups are really active. It consists of job seekers and headhunters. I actually did try to apply within the group and was able to get interviewed trice before I settled in my present WFH job.

6. As much as possible, I don't recommend you joining websites such as remotejobs, freelancer, and the likes because a lot of people are already competing for jobs within the site + their salary is just way too low for you. 

7. Check your network. By network, I meant, family, friends, barangay, co-workers, previous co-workers, etc. There are tons of WFH jobs you can find within your network for sure. You just haven't asked yet.

8. WFH jobs are getting popular that a lot of company here in the Philippines are already outsourcing jobs. It's cheaper for them! So, the next time you're browsing through Jobstreet or any other job hunting sites, try sending an email direct to the company's HR and see if they have any position open for Consultancy or any freelancing that would fit you while you WFH.

9. Know what you're looking for. It's true that we can't be too picky when it comes to work, especially when we have responsibilities at home. We tend to grab what's already there. However, knowing what you want in a job and knowing what you don't want can help you save time when looking for work. There are tons of customer service, virtual assistant jobs out there but there are also higher tier of jobs that you could get like consulting for a company, digital marketing, etc. It's really up to you.

10. Create your mantra. I'm a true believer of of the Law of Attraction. Ever heard of that? The Law of Attraction states "Thoughts become things". Basically, what you think is what you get. That's what the Universe will give you. Regardless how impossible it is. It's the Universe job to make it happen. So, whenever I feel uneasy of work, or when it was hard for me to get a job before, I always thought of my mantra. And that is "Work finds me. I don't need to look for it because it always finds me". It's this mantra that got me to where I am now. 

Over the coming days, I'm gonna write more stories / tips about working from home. At least that's my goal until September ends. *Wink!


Rookie Mommy PH - Law of Attraction is real AF.