Friday, February 26, 2010

How Working at Home Helped Me

I have been working at home for almost a year now – and I am loving every minute of it.

Looking back, I have been thinking that I should have discovered this a long time ago… lol! Maybe I have not wasted so much time for doing nothing or doing irrelevant things while being a housewife.

Many would say that being a mother is the most difficult job of all. Yes, I agree with this completely. But I would also say that if you a mother who used to work 9 to 5 before, this will be doubly difficult for you.

Being a stay at home mom is really fulfilling, you get to see your kid grow up. You will not miss his first smile, first word, first step and all those milestones in his life. You got to monitor everything about your baby – the food, the nap time, the play time, the tv shows being watched, and all the rest.

But I guess you will feel that there is still something missing, something lacking in your life. You have to be intellectually active – you have to make your brains work. And if working in the ‘professional world’ is not an option anymore and then, the ‘virtual world’ is the answer.

You can work as a Virtual Assistant. You can get trained by accessing online trainings (there are free ones out there) or you can sign up to some outsourcing companies like oDesk, Elance, Bestjobsonline, onlinejobs.ph and many others. I can personally recommend to try out oDesk first. There are many jobs you can choose from – but I must warn you, the competition is very stiff there. But perseverance always pay off, remember that!

When you work at home, you can have the luxury of both worlds – and earning! What more can you ask for - be a virtual assistant mom!

The author, ZSPimentel is a Virtual Assistant Mom and currently a co-owner of the company, Hire a VA which outsources VA and SEO Specialists at a very reasonable rates.

Friday, February 19, 2010

How Time Flies..

Whew, how time flies! It is almost a year since i last written a post... I have been super dooper busy!

Right now, i am still busy as a bee, juggling my being a mom to Erica and being Zarah the super VA (hahaha)! But both roles have been well and good.

As a matter of fact, me, together with some colleagues put up an outsourcing company, Hire a VA. And we are now closing 2 big accounts (crossing my fingers and praying hard)!

With Erica, she is in honor roll now and very, very, very smart! (this is her mom talking, sorry!) She usually tells me when it is time for me to work, "Mommy, you can leave me and go back to work now!" or "Who is your boss now?" She knows i have different bosses in different times of the day.

So far, so good then. And i am always thankful for all the blessings that i am continuously receiving.

Hope it is well with all of you!

Till the next post...

Ciao!

The author, ZSPimentel is a Virtual Assistant Mom and currently a co-owner of the company, Hire a VA which outsources VA and SEO Specialists at a very reasonable rates.