Very little sleep is the least of my complaints. I still have financial issues to deal with, PLUS my achy hands. Uhm hello, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
I never really planned in getting online work after I resigned from my last employer, but circumstances pushed me to embrace this life again. If I remember it right, I resigned around September or October because of several reasons, including:
- my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- the time I was required to fill (10pm – 2am was TOO much for me!)
- we were already planning and packing for Cebu
That time, I was only working part-time with 1 client. Part-time but I was with them for several years already, I just couldn’t work full time because my then 2-year old was clingy as ever.
Fast forward, April 2015. I found myself logging in again after several months. I was battling depression because of financial issues and it was like the Lord was guiding me because just after several hours of being online, 5 employers reached out to me. Wow. Just wow. After 24 hours, I got shortlisted by 7 employers and 4 of them hired me. Another wow. It somehow boosted my confidence and raised my hopes high. That quick turnaround of things has never happened before.
So now, I am currently serving 4 employers: 1 full time and the rest part time (80 hours per week).
P.S. How I wish I look THIS GOOD upon waking up.
Now going back to that sleep… I have a very flexible schedule, but I normally work from 2am – 10am then nap, and work again after lunch until about late afternoon. The kids are with me while I work in the dining table or in the bed. Evenings are spent reading emails and answering calls from clients.
Bed time is strictly 10PM – 2AM. 4 glorious hours. Insert INTIMATE there to make everything perfect.
Now, am I being lucky? Maybe. But I know God answered my prayer.
I know that it could get kind of boring in the long run but what’s important is we are earning at the same time, we are with the kids. Another good thing about working from home and when you say home, you mean “in an island”, and the nearest mall is like 15 kilometers away, you save a lot.
Working from Home is part of our frugal lifestyle. It isn’t as glamorous as working in the corporate world, but the pay is obviously bigger. 😉