I’m not a parent, but I heard it can be quite fulfilling to have a child (provided you actually want one). And tiring as well, of course.
Raising a tiny human into an adult you can be proud of is just as much a full-time job as any, after all. Keeping them fed, watered, clothed, and safe from harm can be equal turns stressful, fun, busy, and rewarding.
Still, some parents would prefer to go back to work after a while, and there’s nothing wrong with that. (Shame on you if you think otherwise.) For starters, it’s a necessity in the Philippines. Having a child is expensive, especially once they start going to school, and a single-income household often isn’t enough to provide for such.
Plus, some people simply miss many of the aspects that come with having a job or career. Apart from a steady paycheck, it can also be empowering to earn your own keep.
This then brings us to working from home. For a lot of parents, a WFH job is a great solution to having a job AND still taking care of a child. However, it still requires a great deal of multi-tasking and time management to pull off. Furthermore, getting back into the workforce, even a remote one, can be daunting for any parent.
But we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled all of our relevant articles into this handy guide for starting (and thriving in) a WFH job:
Should I Freelance or Sign Up with an Agency?
Like parenting, this is a personal choice, though examining both options thoroughly helps.This article is all about my experiences and insights on the matter, and it might be useful for anyone looking for more information on the matter.
The Right Internet Speed
A good internet connection is key to sustaining your WFH career. How else would you communicate with your client and get things done? Read this to find out how fast yours needs to be at the very least.
Setting Up Your Home Office
Unlike in a traditional office setting, working from home means you have to provide your own stuff. Here are some articles to help lead the way:
Finding (And Landing) WFH Opportunities
Where Do I Find WFH Opportunities?
There are several online job sites (or you can just sign up on Remote Staff *wink*wink*), but if you’d like a better idea about which ones pay particularly well, read this.
What Skills Would I Need to Stand Out?
To thrive in the remote working industry, you need to have good communication and time management skills. Other more specific skills would depend on the job you’re eyeing, such as those of a virtual assistant, SEO specialist, graphic designer, or transcriptionist.
What Should I Look Out For When Picking a Client Or Project?
There are plenty of good remote clients out there. However, there are also the occasional bad apples who are out to lowball unsuspecting remote workers. It helps to keep an eye out for these while prospecting or during interviews to avoid such clients.
How Do I Stand Out During My Interview?
Remote interviews are often the last step towards booking the job. Apart from brushing up on your English speaking skills and having your CV on hand, a bright, clear video interview also helps. Here’s how you can set yours up.
Being Your Own IT Department: The Technical Aspect of Remote Work
The thing with remote work is that you’ll have to be your own IT department. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult once you get used to it.
Good cybersecurity practices are pretty basic. They’re fairly easy to set up, and they’ll keep you and your family safe online as you go about your work. Click here for more details on how to go about it.
There might be days when you’ll encounter technical difficulties while working from home. Here are some quick fixes for some of the most common ones that might come up.
Computer Repair Shops That Do Home Service in the Philippines
Let’s face it. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you’ll need a pro to fix your computer or laptop. This directory ought to point you in the right direction.
Essential WFH Terms
This is one of the worst things any remote worker, particularly a SAHM parent, can encounter. Read this to find out more, and to learn how you can avoid it.
Basic Australian Business Slang
Effective communication between you and your client is key to a long-term, fulfilling working relationship. Should you happen to find yourself working with Australian clients, this guide to AU slang ought to help you bridge any cultural differences better.
WFH Parenting Hacks
Being a working parent is always going to be challenging. It’s like juggling two full-time jobs, one of which never really stops.
Contrary to popular belief, you’re still at risk of burning out even if you work from home. If you’re taking care of kids at the same time, you might even be more vulnerable to it. These tips can help you prevent burnout, or at least help you form helpful habits with the same goal.
Instant Noodle Hacks
Sometimes, you just don’t have time to prepare a full-blown meal. Instant noodles will do in a pinch, for you and your kid/s, and these hacks can make the noodles more nutritious and filling.
Distance Learning Tips for Kids With Special Needs
Online learning is tough, doubly so if you’ve got a child with special needs. Here are some tips to help ease you and your child along as you both navigate the #NewNormal.
Lastly, it helps to have a trustworthy partner to jumpstart your WFH journey. With Remote Staff, you won’t have to learn the ropes on your own. We’ve got our own Skills Development Program (SDP) to ensure a smoother transition to a remote working career, and can provide you with productivity and tracking software so you’ll get compensated properly.
Best of all, we’re constantly marketing our homegrown talents and services so that we can match you with the right clients as quickly as possible.
Sign up with us today, and make your WFH journey as a parent much easier.