Choose one or two that are based on mommy personality
There are a number of WFH (work-from-home) jobs that almost anyone can get into depending on their skills. There are jobs that require more specialized ones, and there are those that do not require specific skills but just the necessary tools: a computer, an internet connection, and the right work attitude. WFH jobs also range from part-time and full time to hourly and project-based, depending on the job and the client’s requirements. Certain jobs will have more flexibility in work schedule and can be done alongside other jobs. Best of all, these WFH jobs are being offered by both local and international clients and companies.
With everyone encouraged to stay indoors and even work from home, add to that the salary pay cuts or, worse, retrenchment, we all need to find ways to make ends meet. But with moms being busy at home round the clock, we have to carefully choose which WFH jobs will work best with our full-time schedule of running the household empire.
Below is a guide for the pay rates dependent on level of experience (Note that salary or pay rates vary from one employer/client to another).
- Entry Level – those who are just starting or do not have much experience in the job requirement: $5 to $10 per hour
- Mid Level – these are the people who can be considered specialists because they can take the projects off the plate of the employer/client and use their own processes: $10 to $30 per hour
- Expert Level – these are the consultants and strategists who can help clients and employers organize and build strategies to grow and expand their projects and businesses using their expertise: $30 to $75+ per hour
Where to find jobs: There are many freelancing platforms that post different jobs and also accept resume uploads like onlinejobs.ph, Upwork.com, FlexJobs.com, and Fiverr.com. There are also more job-specific websites. You will just have to create an account to be able to post your job seeker’s resume for employers and clients to see, or you can also apply to the ads posted.
Types of WFH Jobs:
We asked chief executive officer and founder of FHMoms (Filipina Homebased Moms) Maria Korina “MK” Bertulfo what the most sought after WFH jobs are in her community, and we matched them according to your mommy personality. Check these out.
- The OC Mom: general virtual assistant
This is for those who are always focused on perfecting all tasks and making sure everything is in place and taken care of.The functions of a virtual assistant can range from simple tasks like encoding data or transcribing conversations to more complex ones such as web research and analysis, lead generation, Photoshop editing, travel plans, in-depth research, and accounting. This can either be part time or full time. Think of this job as the same as an assistant or secretarial position but online.
2. The entrepreneurial mom: e-commerce manager
If you’re entrepreneurial or have had experience doing any retail business, this is the job for you. This will also be something shopaholics would be good at since a buyer’s instinct will be most useful here. Their primary function is tdevelop and carry out online strategies. They need to stay current with the online marketing environment and adapt the best strategies to serve the interests of their organization and to keep the pace with the competition.
3. The articulate mom: content writer
They say if you have a lot to say, put it in writing. This job is perfect for those who are expressive, writing is a great way to articulate all your ideas and emotions. Turn everything into content, and earn money while you’re at it. This is for those who love to write. Content writers create original content for websites or any online platform. Duties include performing research, presenting succinct and interesting facts, using bulleted and numbered lists, embedding links, communicating with clients, following editorial guidelines, and adjusting work according to client requirements.
4. The artistic mom: photo and/or video editor
If you have a great sense of artistry and value for visual appeal, or you take pains in ensuring your photos and videos on Facebook or Instagram are on-fleek, then this may just be the match for you. You can use your skills for producing visually appealing photos and videos. This job is highly technical so skills and knowledge in photo and video editing, plus editing software tools, is required. The job included selecting, editing, positioning, and publishing photos to accompany the text of a publication. This is for people who have creative and technical knowledge of graphics.
5. The homeschooling mom: online teacher
If you’re into homeschooling and enjoy teaching your kids, this job will be a breeze for you.Online teachers instruct and educate students of all ages all around the world using the internet, computers, and online tools. They provide instruction in every academic subject, based on the previous training and education they have already acquired. Credibility and experience are required for this job.
6. The fix-it mom: customer service representative
If you’ve ever been told that you can fix any problem, then you are suited for this job. Taking care of customer concerns can be likened to solving issues at home. This job is the same as the customer service job we are accustomed to in terms of duties. They help customers with complaints and questions, give customers information about products and services, take orders, and process returns. The difference is that this is not face to face.
7. The online communications savvy mom: social media and marketing manager
Do you like posting quotes, sharing valuable information, or have all the social media platforms on your phone? Or maybe just find yourself spending a lot of hours commenting and engaging in discussions on social media posts and issues? Social media and marketing managers are in high demand. The job is also a very flexible as you can schedule the posts anytime and anywhere. Duties include managing the client’s social media platform, and marketing and advertising strategies. This also includes interacting with customers or followers, and creating and posting of content, images, links.
8. The budget-conscious mom: accountant and bookkeeper
Are you the type who has an Excel spreadsheet to manage your personal finance? Do you like keeping your financial records in order? That’s a skill that would work to your advantage in this kind of job. It involves budgeting, finance, computations, records, inventory.
9. The party planner mom: project manager
If you like throwing parties for every milestone, planning activities for the family, and delegating tasks for each member, then you should try this out. A project manager manages key client projects. This person is responsible for the coordination and completion of projects on time, within budget, and within scope. They oversee all aspects of projects. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of the project including producing reports for upper management regarding status of project.
10. The good listener: transcriptionist
If you think you’ve mastered understanding what your toddlers are trying to say though they cannot really express themselves well yet in full sentences, or maybe you try to translate what your teenager really means with their short answers, then you are indeed a good listener. Transcriptionists need to be able to listen and not just hear, and to be able to interpret an audio recording well. This type of job requires the least experience to get started. As long as you have good hearing, and know how to type, a computer, and an internet connection, then you can take this on. Some transcription jobs may require more technical specific skills like a medical background or legal knowledge.
*Angel studied political economy but she has found more satisfaction working in the fashion and advertising industries as a professional fashion stylist. She took time off from work for a few years to be a stay-at-home-mom to her son Rocco. She is now back pursuing her passion as a personal brand and image consultant, and certified self-confidence coach. Follow her at Style Angel Manila on Facebook and @style_angelph on Instagram
Illustrations by Ariana Maralit