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Title: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: toniemum on September 11, 2011, 04:17:34 pm
i have been sleepless the past weeks thinking about this. i have consulted family members and friends about this and now, they think i should given the situation and circumstances i gave them... for all the WAHMs out there, is it worth it?...  :-\

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Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: chococream on November 08, 2011, 04:55:02 am
sis confirm ko lang ah, WAHM?? work at home Mom?

yes for me sis, working for 7years in the corporate world doesnt beat a full time mom and working at home. Considering you have the business or the skills to be a homebased employee...then you are ON!!!

2years pa lang akong nag VA work part time last year pero this year is fulltime na. I finally decided to quit...medyo malaki na baby ko 2years old na maraming milestones na sya, and it was the best decision i've made for mysellf and my sanity. hehe

ok din ang sahod. like na like ko ang flexibility ng time.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: momaye on November 10, 2011, 04:06:15 pm
sis confirm ko lang ah, WAHM?? work at home Mom?

yes for me sis, working for 7years in the corporate world doesnt beat a full time mom and working at home. Considering you have the business or the skills to be a homebased employee...then you are ON!!!

2years pa lang akong nag VA work part time last year pero this year is fulltime na. I finally decided to quit...medyo malaki na baby ko 2years old na maraming milestones na sya, and it was the best decision i've made for mysellf and my sanity. hehe

ok din ang sahod. like na like ko ang flexibility ng time.

Hi Mommy. Are you a working mom? what is VA?
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: chococream on November 10, 2011, 04:12:47 pm
hi sis,

VA - stands for Virtual Assistant ka. More or so the same ng set up mo sa office you work 8hours for full time or 4hours if part time. difference lang is ang day job mo you see the officemates and the head, supervisor etc. but if you are a VA through skype or ym lang ang communication sometimes nga email lang ok na yon sa kanila. You can have 2 or 3 employers depending on the criteria of your employer if meron syang desktop tracker na ipapa install sa desktop mo to see if you really working on your tasks etc.

Kung ano work related ang ipapagawa sayo yon ang gagawin mo. Flexible ang time kasi mag.negotiate kayu on what is best for both, kasi foreigners majority so iba ang time nila.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: pola on November 11, 2011, 03:17:48 pm
paano magin g VA? i just want to stay at home para malagaan ko si baby.. nkaka asar kasi parang kulang time namin for bonding kasi kahit weekends may pasok ako and isang araw lang ang off..=((
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: sheys_sheys on November 11, 2011, 06:47:29 pm
It's good but at the same time mahirap din...
I tried to be WAHM kase nga gusto ko maalagaan pa din si baby,..
I tried to teach at home pero it's hard kase si baby knew that I'm just around so he will shout for my name and look for me all over the house,...so nadidistract ang mga class ko,
what we do is I have to dress like aalis ako ng house para he will think na nasa office ako....
and pa nasa harap na ako ng PC gusto din makialam,

Kaya you should choose a job na sayo yung oras mo at free ka na sa mga house chores....at kay baby....
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: chococream on November 11, 2011, 08:08:12 pm
sis you can visit this site. free sya gawa lang kayu ng profile

www.odesk.com
www.onlinejobs.ph

dyan ako merin profile..
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: momaye on November 12, 2011, 10:26:33 am
sis you can visit this site. free sya gawa lang kayu ng profile

www.odesk.com
www.onlinejobs.ph

dyan ako merin profile..

hi mommy! how about the payment? is itit competitive?

what are the requiremnts/needs in order to be one?

thanks in advance
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: chococream on November 12, 2011, 04:04:13 pm
@momaye

payment sis is mostly PAYPAL gawa ka ng account sa paypal tapos link ka sa unionbank EON yon kasi ang accrideted ng paypal madali ma verify.

depende kasi sa needs ng employer sis, when I became a VA wala talaga akong dala na requirements, guts and drive to learn lang talaga. anyway meron naman employers talaga na gusto nila from scratch toturuan ka nila.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: Anne Mercado on November 12, 2011, 04:58:04 pm
paano magin g VA? i just want to stay at home para malagaan ko si baby.. nkaka asar kasi parang kulang time namin for bonding kasi kahit weekends may pasok ako and isang araw lang ang off..=((

Or you can also visit Craigslist. :) Send me a private message (pwede naman yun dito right??) if you are interested. I might know someone who is looking for a VA.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: Anne Mercado on November 12, 2011, 05:01:07 pm
Also, to answer the question, whether or not to be a WAHM depends on your situation. If you can financially afford a temporary pay cut then go ahead. Kasi, if you decide to work from home coming from a corporation, expect lower salary first, especially if you enter a new field.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: momaye on November 14, 2011, 11:17:19 am
@momaye

payment sis is mostly PAYPAL gawa ka ng account sa paypal tapos link ka sa unionbank EON yon kasi ang accrideted ng paypal madali ma verify.

depende kasi sa needs ng employer sis, when I became a VA wala talaga akong dala na requirements, guts and drive to learn lang talaga. anyway meron naman employers talaga na gusto nila from scratch toturuan ka nila.



a okay. thanks sis. chemist ako by profession hehe.. gusto ko talaga sana stay at home na lang but we are still paying our house e. 6 more years to go pa. ilan hours ka kelangan online?

TIA
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: chococream on November 15, 2011, 04:28:13 pm
sorry sa late response sa question mo sis.

I have 2 employers fulltime and 1 employer part time. fulltime is 8 hours ang shift mo, tapos part time is 4hours.

if malaki sahod mo sa dayjob mo sis, stick to your day job nalang until maka pay off kana sa utang or something,. kasi to be honest ang home based na work kailangan ka talaga ng skills, nag start ako from scratch monthly sweldo ko sa first work ko is 8k  which ok na ok for me kasi same lang sa work ko before ang rate.

mostly kasi homebased project based sis
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: Anne Mercado on November 19, 2011, 07:14:10 pm
@mommynigerl A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a secretary that not officed base. So in short, you do administrative work from the confines of your home.

Tasks: Could include the ff: answering calls, managing social media account/s of boss, checking/replying to emails, posting articles, making power point presentations, typing letters, etc.

Usually you coordinate with your boss through skype or any other messenger. The number of hours and shift is really up to your boss' preference. Some bosses employ part time VAs while some hire full time. Some don't mind letting you work anytime of the day as long as you complete your number of hours, while some require you to be online when they are too.

You can look for VA jobs on Odesk or Craigslist.

Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: jam9178 on November 20, 2011, 11:57:08 am
I am also shifting my career! I want to be a WAHM or WAHP (work at home professional). 

Apart from daytime job, meron din kasi ako minsan konting raket.  kaya mahirap pag kulang yung oras sa mga kids. Especially na I'm acting as a single parent now! 

 I'm on my end week sa paghahanap ng online employment. :D

Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: kuliglig^^ on November 23, 2011, 06:09:32 pm
I wanna be a WAHM sooooo bad! :( Kaso di pa afford magWAHM. Pag natapos na siguro yung mga needs namin sa house, saka na lang. Pati pag super super super bongga na work ng asawa ko. ♥  ;D
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: lai_lanzaderas on December 02, 2011, 05:10:34 pm
to WAHM!
i took a huge pay cut but it's worth it. i get to spend lots of time with my 3y.o. daughter. 
malakas ang loob ko  kasi wala naman kaming utang.  so okay lang kahit lumiit ang kita ko.  nag-adjust din kami ng lifestyle. mas simple para matipid.  mas maingat kami sa paggastos.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: kuliglig^^ on December 02, 2011, 06:21:16 pm
Eeeeek. Still considering magWAHM. Sana magmaterialize. :)
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: gummyflies on December 05, 2011, 12:00:55 pm
hi all!

first time to post  :)
hope i can do this kasi nakakapagod na yung hanap ng hanap ng matinong yaya  :(
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: KVsmommy on January 04, 2012, 02:11:12 pm
Yes to WAHM-hood! :D

I'm on my second year now of being a work-from-home mom and so far I can say the decision is definitely  worth it. Nung umpisa mahirap as far as the financial aspect is concerned, kasi mas maliit talaga than my usual take-home pay. Tapos wala din mga benefits na meron sa corporate world like 13th month pay, mga bonuses ekek ganyan.

As far as pay is concerned, pag online work kasi through Odesk, the more hours you put in, the more you earn. The less hours, less pay, and of course, no work...no pay. There was a time when I had one full-time job and I think three part-time work, I was earning almost 10k a week...pero ayun, zombie ako at nawalan ako ng time for my husband and my daughter, at sa sarili ko din. I realized na kahit na mas malaki yung kita nung more work, it defeats the purpose of why I resigned in the first place - to spend more quality time with my family, and in rearing our kid.

Ngayon I have three part-time jobs. I chose part-time work kasi mas flexible ang working hours, and wala akong required na number of hours per week - this way, mas nakakapagdevote ako ng time sa family ko, especially my daughter. May busy days, pero at least kontrolado ko ang work time. :) Unlike nung nasa corporate world ako, I can now attend family gatherings, be with my little girl 24/7, teach her stuff, be with her when she gets sick, etc. Walang kapalit na pera talaga... :)  She's now two and a half years old, super likot and daldal na, and for the past couple of years, it has given me so much happiness na nakita ko mga milestones niya since she was 8 months old.

I encourage moms here to at least try it. Tiyaga and persistence lang talaga ang kailangan because it's not going to be easy at first, pero once you get it started na, dere-derecho na.   You really have to set your mind, heart, and soul to it. :) Kung puede lang maging WAHM na lahat ng mommies na kilala ko, I would love it, I wish for all moms to share this kind of happiness and fulfillment. :-)


Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
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Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: anerba :) on April 12, 2013, 02:13:40 pm
for those WAHM:

pano nyo po namamanage ang maging WAHM? I mean naaasikaso nyo pa rin ba ang mga household chores?
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: Momsi on May 09, 2013, 04:55:36 pm
Hi MOmmies!

Isa rin akong WAHM o mas kilala bilang VA (virtual assistant). Newbie pa lang ako. 6 months pa
lang akong VA. Yung work ko ngayon is full-time. Second gig/job ko na ito. First job ko part-time VA
lang ako.

Kapag WAHM ka , you can work at your convenience. Kaya mas may time ka na sa family or mga kids
mo. Pwede ka ng umattend sa lahat ng activities niya sa school na hindi na kailangan ng mag file
na VL sa office mo. Tapos minsan hindi ka pa papayagan ng boss mo kasi may kasabay ka palang
magle-leave. Ay grabe!

Sa mga newbie na katulad ko, maraming way para magsimula kayo. Basta deciced ka kung anong
gusto mong pagbabago sa buhay mo....

Maraming online job ang naghihintay sa inyo. Grabeee! Super dami talaga, hindi nyo malaman kung
saan kayo mag-aaply.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: anerba :) on May 09, 2013, 07:27:19 pm
Sis, pakishare dito ang mga links for legitimate online job
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: trish_avellana on May 10, 2013, 10:42:51 am
to WAHM!

Sure at first the pay is not as big as when working in the office peru the benefits are way better.  No need to wake up early and rush tot he office during rainy days or hot summer days.  No traffic!

I am a work at home na for more than two years and I could say this is the best decision for the family.  I am able to breastfeed my second son (he's almost three) up to now.  Work breaks mean napping time with the kids (i got two sons).  I can eat all meals with them except if I have to go out to date my hubby or going out with friends.  I get numerous hugs from my kids during the day, watch over them while they are sick and accompany my older son to school and fetch when school is out.  If you work part time, you do not get paid when you go on vacation but when you work full time you can take leaves with pay na.  And you can take that anytime you like and you only have to inform your client.

Of course there is an adjustment period.  As your kids see you just in the house, they think you are always available but when you let them understand that you work even at home, they can understand it.  Sometimes when I watch my son playing from my computer chair and catches me watching him, he gets conscious and tells me, Mama work na.  hehe :)  It's not about time management (as what I learned from online marketers - they are the ones hiring VAs) is about managing the chaos. :)

And from my mentor as well (kasi you need an expert to guide you to in working at home kasi bago ito from the usual physical job), VA or virtual assistant is not just a secretary but the general term for an online worker.  From programmer, web developers, SEO expert, social media managers, data entry or personal assistant (secretary), customer service, they are all called VA.

You can check out this FB Group where pinoy workers at home learn from each other: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomarhilariomasterygroup/
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: anerba :) on May 10, 2013, 02:03:19 pm
Ilang taon na sons mo sis? May kasama ka rin sa house?
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: Momsi on May 11, 2013, 10:20:51 am
You get paid by your clients in different ways... When you're hired in odesk,  normally they chose Paypal
over other payment system. The odesk  team charged the client based on your  weekly /number of hours
activities. Kaya lang after 2 weeks pa ito mag aappear sa Paypal account mo.

It depends if you are capable of working in full-time or part-time lang. Benefits when you are working from
home are incomparable. You can oversee your child/s daily activities. You don't have to leave them when 
they are sick kasi papasok ka sa office. You don't even have to file a VL form (vacation leave) to your boss
when recognition or other school program needs your presence. Dito kasi ikaw ang boss.

Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: trish_avellana on May 17, 2013, 10:19:40 am
Ilang taon na sons mo sis? May kasama ka rin sa house?

My sons are 4 and 2 going 5 and 3 this year.  May 2 yayas ako kasi kailangan din merong mag-alaga sa babies during working hours ko.  House cleaning din is taken cared of by one of them including laundry.  I do cooking kasi mas gusto ko ako ngluluto for the family.  For my 4 year old son, I am the one accompanying him to school and fetching him after.

I work full-time but I am the one who manages my time as long as aabot ng agreed hours per week.  You can work as short as two hours if you like.  Look at odesk.com, elance, onlinejobs.ph, you can find legitimate jobs there :)

Suggestion ko, try being a WAHM part time like 2 hours so di ka ma overwhelm.  Most filipinos are not that confident kapag online work kasi.  Feeling di kaya peru actually the tasks given are simple lang as long as you have the skills.  While doing part time work, learn the internet tools, you know like wordpress, facebook and the like :)  The more you learn the better your online resume will look and of course, the higher the rate you can demand.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: jeuno on May 19, 2013, 05:41:53 pm
na inspired naman ako dito. Im thinking kasi nag mag SAHM na lang and mag business, pero syempre pag business di mo kontrolado income. At least pag WAHM, sure na may income. Medyo malaking chunk din kasi ng pera mawawala samin kung bigla ako titigil sa trabaho, pero kung mayaman lang ako gusto ko talaga sa bahay lang with baby.
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: trish_avellana on May 20, 2013, 08:17:52 am
na inspired naman ako dito. Im thinking kasi nag mag SAHM na lang and mag business, pero syempre pag business di mo kontrolado income. At least pag WAHM, sure na may income. Medyo malaking chunk din kasi ng pera mawawala samin kung bigla ako titigil sa trabaho, pero kung mayaman lang ako gusto ko talaga sa bahay lang with baby.

Hi mommy jeuno!  Becoming a SAHM is a good decision talaga.  I have been working from home for two years already and it's great being able to see first hand the developments of my children.  Hindi naman kailangan mayaman para you can stay at home with the kids.  Kung gusto mo, while working at your job now, you can start looking for part time online jobs (2 hours a day lang).  This will make it easier for you to transition to a fulltime work at home in the long run.  Tapos when you are already working at home, find a product line you can sell online.  O diba, you will become a WAHM and a business woman din?

But you know being a WAHM or WAHD (for dads) is actually a business in itself.  Kasi kahit fulltime ka, you are in control of your time.  You can just inform the client of what your planned schedules are including vacations and they are fine with it.  And when you learn more about the tools (Wordpress, Skype, Google, etc.) you can ask for increase in rates.

And being Filipinos, many foreign clients are looking for us.  We are better in working online because of our English skills and our hard working attitude.  And thankfully, there is one Filipino online marketer, Jomar Hilario who is willing to help us become great WAHMs/WAHDs or virtual assistant (general term for workers at home).  He is my mentor as well.  If you are really interested, you better check this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomarhilariomasterygroup/
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: jeuno on May 21, 2013, 09:47:50 am
thanks sis trish and momsi. I'll check the links later when I get home. Pwede ko ba malaman kung magkano initial na payment sa mga newbies? kasi I need to prove to my hubby na worthy na mag WAHM ako. I just told him earlier nung ihahatid pa lang  niya ako sa sakayan going to work, and he disagreed agad. Wala daw personal development. :'(
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: trish_avellana on May 23, 2013, 10:20:22 pm
Sometimes kasi yung closest sa atin ang ayaw pa maniwala sa atin.  Minsan we have to push them to let them see our point.  If hubby is not agreeable with you then don't talk about it nalang... Suggest ko find success stories about virtual assistant or work at home people.  You can research these.  Then print and give it to hubby.  Let him read it for himself. 

At first, I thought ako lang ngwowork at home but many are already shifting their careers to the home already.  cousins and friends are looking into this virtual work career.

Nako naman, for me when I worked in the corporate world before, mas walang personal development dun, in my experience that is.  Kasi there are officemates that are bringing you down, office politics, etc. 

As a work at home mom, you can choose who you are with.  I can join groups that have the same interest as I have, like photography groups and the like.  I am motivated to work din kasi hindi naman limited yung work ko to routine.  I am able to enhance skills and learn new things :)

Tama si Momsi, I stumbed upon the jomar hilario mastery group as well and you can read a lot of stories there.  You can learn a lot there as well...

Sana naman eventually your hubby will change his opinion on work from home :)
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: jeuno on May 24, 2013, 02:21:41 pm
sana nga sis trish. eto nga nagbabasa ako habang naka leave ako. try ko yung suggestion dito na 2hrs/day sa umpisa for transition. sana may makita ako
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: trish_avellana on May 27, 2013, 10:34:35 am
good luck on your work at home job search! I was very nervous at first - super!  but eventually, I was able to get the hang of working from home.  I could say that now, I am able to learn so many things in the internet - even more than what I could have learned in my routinary job in the office before.  I can apply my skills in graphics/video creation kasi hilig ko yun.  I am actually enjoying my work :)
Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
Post by: danegerous_429 on July 28, 2013, 08:34:44 am
hi mga sis

any va's here who work in the morning?

thankss

Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
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Title: Re: to WAHM or not to WAHM?
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