6 Steps to Help You Build Online Career at Home.


We all have that life-changing event that diverts us from our current plan. Some people its marriage or an opportunity abroad. To others, they change their plans because of sudden death in the family or a life-changing disease, or just like most of us right now, its the Covid19 pandemic lockdown. But for me, its finally having a baby after eight years of married life.

Two months ago, I gave up the company I co-founded and started the journey to be a stay at home dad. This decision just became so timely since the COvid19 lockdown forced almost everyone to be at home. Today I get to stay at home, running my own e-commerce business while also having a part-time job online.

Today I’m going to share with you 6 steps to help you build your online career at home.

First, start with a personal inventory.

  1. List down your fixed expenses, payments, and needs. Listing your expenses will help you determine how much you should be earning.
  2. What are your resources at the moment? Do you have a laptop or a desktop computer? Do you have a good connection?
  3. List down your top 3 strengths. Ask your self this question: What value can I offer to my clients or customers?
    If you have experience in writing, you can prepare yourself to apply for writing-related jobs.
    If you have skills in Photoshop, video editing, or web design, then you can start to look for such jobs online. You must start your online career according to your skills and strengths so that you will be more confident.

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Second, make a plan. Are you going to work as a virtual assistant or a home-based call center agent? Or are you starting a home-based online business? Just remember that no matter how you start, you must start with the skills and the resources that you have.

Either you apply for an online job first while gradually building your online business or start your online business at once. While on the sideline, apply an online job that does not require too much of your time. Remember, your goal is to stay at home and spend more time with your family. It will be ironic that you’re at home, but you don’t have enough time for your family.

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Third, work your plan. If it’s a job you’re looking for, begin looking for jobs and send applications to as many agencies as you can. Then set up your work area and set your daily goals. It’s better to have a home office so that you will maintain your productivity at home. Never stop until you get your first goal. 

If you are planning to start a free lance work as your staging point to building online career at home, here are some link to help you start.

You can also do direct to these websites :https://www.upwork.com/, https://www.onlinejobs.ph, https://authenticjobs.com/.For teaching related jobs : https://bizmates.ph/, https://www.acadsoc.ph/ or https://www.51talk.ph/ or you can just google them and don stop until you find the job that you are looking for.

If its online business that your planning to start you can go to Youtube and search for business ideas or get some free Ecommerce , FBads trainings at //www.facebook.com/clickandgrowrichnow/ and https://digitalentrepinoy.com/blog/category/entrepreneurship/https:.

F0urth, you must set your monthly, quarterly and annual goals. Having goals will set your phasing as you progress and work your way up to your financial goals.

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Fifth, establish your vision. To help you write a vision for your self, “where will I be three years from now?”. Visualize your vision by writing them down and even printing the pictures of your ideal life that you are building while at home.

Lastly, find a mentor. This is optional, but I added this here because this worked for me. Your mentor can be someone you know that already has what you vision in the future and who is willing to teach you the basic steps. Or, You can get a mentor in the form of an accomplished online guru such as Robert Kiyosaki or follow John Pagulayan’s page. There are a lot of sources out there that you can follow and learn from. 

Whatever you do, and however you do it, I hope you succeed in building your income while staying at home. There will be a lot of challenges along the way, but as long as you don’t give up and consistently give your best, that day will come that your future self will thank you for making that step to succeed financially while being close to the very inspiration why you should succeed.

5 Ways to be Prepared If You Become Jobless After Lockdown

The Lockdown has been executed to almost all nations around the world

Almost one-third of the world’s population is now under lockdown or quarantine. Billions of us are staying at home. And as business and factories are now closing because of the Covid19 Pandemic, the economic effects of this lockdown may be worst than the virus itself.

This economic standstill may force many businesses to do cost-cutting measures. Thus many may stay jobless once the lockdown is lifted. These economic adjustments may hit the food service or restaurant industries retails outlets, real estate, travel and tours and other businesses that require social gatherings such as meetings, etc.

This is why preparing for the worst-case scenario will be the best way to spend you’re your time while in quarantine.

Here are some top 5 ways to prepare yourself if you won’t get your job back after the lockdown.

1. Be mentally prepared. Come on, it’s as if this will be your first time to be jobless. You have been through the worst times. You know you can handle this. This is just another phase of your life. You got this, you just have to prepare yourself so that when unemployment hits you, you may already have a cash flow flowing or you’re on your way to your next new job.

2. Have an inventory of your skills. Look for the skills that can turn into profit like cooking, baking or some technical skills that you may have used before. If you know how to make homemade chorizo, this may be the best time to start.

3. Go online. Set up your LinkedIn account, Upwork, Freelance.com and Facebook Groups that offer assistance on home-based jobs or business work and start applying now. Look for virtual assistant jobs online, call center hiring. Who knows this may be the start of your virtual assistant career.

4. Take that step to become an entrepreneur. Start can connecting with friends who already have a business. Start asking for some advice or if they have some sort of referral or affiliate system that you can temporarily use just to start the cash flowing in. Or you can search online and learn a few things on how to start your online business. You can also look at the top 20 trends or best sellers online.

5. Grab the opportunity and take advantage of the growing demand for immune boosters or health supplements and position yourself to be the solutions provider for this demand.

That’s it, we must all be prepared

Almost everyone now is anxious about what’s going to happen next, so just take this quote from Vince Lombardi “preparedness is the ultimate confidence builder”. Let’s still hope for the best but again,  prepare for the worst.     

A Glimpse of What Life Will Be After Covid19 Pandemic

Right now you might also be thinking about what life will be like after the Covid19 pandemic. Just this afternoon a friend even posted on Facebook “is this the end?” I am almost certain that this is not yet the end of us but this may be the end of some habits and lifestyles.

Here are some predictions of what life will be like after the Covid19 pandemic:

1. End of the crowd.
Large gatherings like concerts, conventions, premiere nights, big church gatherings may be regulated and limited to a max of 500 people. This will also mean the decline of events in organizing business.

2. Cough joke as a crime may become a thing (maybe as serious as a bomb joke). Our government may become more serious in criminalizing old dirty habits like spitting in public, coughing or sneezing without covering one mouth may land you to jail.

3. End of cash. Money such as coins and paper may soon be perceived as dirty as in carriers of the virus. Soon all payments may become digital.

4. Going to restaurants, cafes and malls may become too risky for many people and even the government. This may be far fetched but what we’re experiencing right now is honestly a reality that we never expected to happen. This lockdown, social distancing, economic crash really shocked all of us. We never thought that the news far away in Wuhan China became the news right here in our doorsteps. Soon a simple sneeze or a cough inside close premises will scare people away. Food delivery will be the new normal dining experience. Eating at the restaurant may cause an extra charge.

5. Online grocery, online shopping may become the new normal for everyone. Soon even our titos and titas will be forced to adopt this shopping habit.
6. Prepper will become more popular and may become a practical habit not only limited to nerds who spends too much time on the internet.

Here are just 6 shortlists out of the many possibilities of what life may be like after the covid19 pandemic. So what now? I say it’s best to be prepared and stay ahead. One big lesson I think everyone will agree on is that nobody, not even Pres. Duterte or Vladimir Putin was prepared for this. How to prepare for the post Covid19 era? That’s another topic we have to deal with. But as of now, as an entrepreneur, my practical advice would always stay ahead.

Be ready for anything. Be positive and stay hopeful. But most of all be ready to grab the opportunity to be there as the solution provider of what life will be like after the pandemic.