I’m a stay-at-home mom who is homeschooling my three children. Though this is a big task already, I refuse to believe that there is nothing I can do anymore to earn my own money. I tried several things in the past, mostly in sales because these did not require me to go to the office daily. However, I still had to leave my children at home almost everyday to see clients and to attend trainings and meetings in the office. I did this for two years while still educating my children at home. Though I was earning, I was unhappy because of the hours that was spent outside the home. I am of the belief that my place is in the home with my children.
Eventually, I decided to leave this sales job and focus on my kids at home. After giving birth to our fourth child, I decided that I wanted to earn my own money again. This time, though, I thought long and hard about the kind of job that I will be doing. I had a few ideas:
- I should be able to do it at home.
- The job should not cost me so much money to start.
- Since I don’t have much in savings and believed in myself, I decided that my next job would capitalize on what was already inherently mine – my brains and my natural abilities.
I have already been blogging for some time when I noticed that this one blogger homeschool mom was making money by writing online. I asked her about it and she confirmed that this is so. She said that she did make money with her blogs. This totally intrigued me and this began my search for online writing jobs.
I diligently waded through pages of bestjobs.ph and got my first online job editing Korean students’ essays. I wrote about that here. Since this was not earning me much, I gave up on it after a few weeks.
Again, I searched bestjobs.ph and finally saw the ad for Essays.ph. I was very interested and immediately applied and submitted samples of my writing. I did not hear from them immediately so I almost gave up on Essays.ph. At that time, I was busy with my homeschool reviews so I did not push it. When I finally got their email that I was accepted, I was so happy and immediately signed the contract and sent the copy via email.
During my first week, I worked hard to finish my articles on time. Since I was new, it was taking me longer to research and write. My children were already complaining about the amount of time I spend writing and not attending to them. My husband and I spoke with them and explained that I have to do this in order to help add to our income – we do have a big family with four children and a helper. I further explained to them how this job is a blessing to us because I can work but still stay at home with them. I may not be able to attend to them for a few hours but the important thing is that I’m immediately available if they need me.
Now I feel that the good Lord has blessed me so much in giving me an online writing job. I treasure this so much because it allows me to earn while at home. I am also doing what I already like to do – writing. All those three qualifications of the kind of job I wanted was all answered by Essays.ph.
At Essays.ph, I don’t only have the satisfaction of earning money, but I also have the satisfaction of a job well done. After just a few assignments on the gray team (probationary), I was transferred to the Red Team(a promotion – yay!). Since words and writing come easily to me, I don’t find it such a hard job to do because I enjoy it. After all the articles that I have already submitted, I only received one request for revision. This job also affirms my abilities as a writer. The editors are very accomodating and answers our questions as fast as they can. I also have the chance to get to know other writers online through our forum. Working at Essays.ph is truly the ideal online job for me!