I am a mom of a 6-year-old boy, happily married and a Freelance Virtual Assistant, Article / Blog Writer and Project Manager.
I am absolutely passionate about writing. In fact, building this website has been a lifelong dream.
I’m not a people person. To some, they just ‘click’ with others but for me, it takes a bit of effort to get people to see me as me. Yet when I write, I can be me and I get to vent out whatever I want. As simple as it may sound, that’s how I developed my passion for writing.
How I started with freelancing
I didn’t plan to be a freelancer. It just happened. I resigned from my 9-5 last March. I’ve worked in the call center industry for 12 years. After a while, with the pressure and emotional build-up of working for an industry for far too long, I started to ask myself,
“Is this really the world I’d like to be in? Am I ready to accept that this is how it’s always going to be?”
I started wondering what I really want in life and if I’m really happy with how things are. And the answer was… I don’t know.
Luckily, I know of some freelancers and knew the steps they took to get to where they are. I researched further online and submitted applications on several freelancing platforms. I got accepted as a Virtual Assistant for an Amazon store and that’s how my journey in freelancing started.
It’s when I realized, there’s a whole new world outside of the BPO industry. I got a chance to work with people who I don’t have to pretend to be someone else for them to ‘like’ me. I didn’t have to plan ahead to see how I could collaborate. Everything fell into place and I was at peace.
I decided to build this website and share great resource materials on freelancing because of the possibility that someone else is going through what I’ve gone through. It was not an easy experience. It’s not easy to let go of an established career to follow your instinct and pursue your passion.
This website is meant to serve as an inspiration to those thinking of leaving their 9-5 jobs too someday. I’d like to encourage and support moms who give their best to raise their kids while still being able to work from home. In fact, I’ve invited two moms to be part of my team and help build this site.
If you’re wondering if it’s too late for you to start pursuing what you love – No. It is never too late to find yourself or the work that will fit your lifestyle.
There’s no need to feel stuck. Move and direct your life to wherever you want to go. You hold the reins to make things happen.
In this blog, I will share tips and guide you on how you can jumpstart your freelancing career. If there are skills or tools which I’ve learned, I’ll share this with you and we can grow together. So make sure to bookmark this site because it’ll be your work-from-home buddy and an overall guide to freelancing. If you have questions or have suggestions on how we can make this site better, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and I’ll make sure to get back to you.
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