Starting a family always entails planning. Family counselors always say a person must feel ready psychologically, emotionally and physically to get into such a big responsibility.
In the same vein, another crucial aspect that one must prepare for, especially when the kids come, is the financial aspect. These days, it is quite common to see two-income families, where both the husband and the wife have jobs. But there are many households where one parent stays at home because the kids are young, and there is no extra help.
It doesn't mean, however, there is no opportunity to earn from home. There are tons of home-based ideas to choose, from online teaching courses to buy-and-sell gigs. We've featured moms who have turned their hobbies or passions into profitable businesses.
And the beauty of a home-based business is you can have several! One corner of your house is for your online gig, another nook is the DIY pursuits, and then a small table is all it takes to accept — wait for it — bills payment.
Digital transactions platform Posible.net has made it possible for the likes of sari-sari stores, laundromats, bakeries, barber shops, and other community-based businesses to accept and transact utility bills payment, We're not just talking of mobile loading here. With the user-friendly Posible device (watch the video below), people can go to you to pay their water, electric, telecom, and cable service bills. Posible can also handle payment transactions involving select universities, micro-insurance and government agencies like the MMDA, Pag-Ibig and E-Census. The Posible device provides each transaction with a confirmation receipt.
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Marivic Mingo, whose husband used to be an overseas contract worker, says that when they were deciding to start a business, "Nagtingin-tingin kami sa paligid kung ano yung in-demand. Nakita namin pila-pila yung mga payment center."
In San Mateo, Rizal, Ofelia Layson says there are very few remittance centers because of its remote location. "Wala talagang remittance na malapit." Becoming a Posible retailer addressed the needs of her neighbors, especially the senior citizens whose mobility is limited, and she still earns on the side.
There are over Posible 2,000 retailers nationwide to date already and according to the folks behind Posible it has generated close to P5 billion worth of transactions.
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