Ma. Clarissa Halili has shared her remote working experience with us.
Project Coordinator - Virtual Assistant
I had to resign from my BPO job because of health issues. After 2 months I got pregnant with twins. I already had one kid at that time so I opted to try to work from home instead since I have no one to help me take care of them and it’s hard to get a job when you are an undergraduate with a medical condition.
Singapore, Philippines (Manila, Cavite, Laguna)
Japan and Coron, Palawan
Loss of work-life balance: You need to be really good with managing your time and multi-tasking. Make sure you are focused on work 100% even if your time is flexible. It would be helpful to have your own workspace to avoid distractions such as kids, pets, TV and noises outside your residence. However, when your timer is off, make sure you are mindful and present for your family and yourself. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating at the right time so as not to affect productivity.
Basecamp, Hubstaff, GSuite
Not all freelancers are obliged to pay taxes in the Philippines. There are clear conditions that determine a freelance worker’s required tax compliance. I am exempted because of the Additional Personal Exemption rule.
I learned to manage my time well and also my work ethic improved compared to when I was working in the office. I knew nothing when I first started working remotely, I even got scammed. I learned by self studying tools & apps and I had a client who was very patient and cared enough for me to learn things at my own pace. Learned a lot from all his constructive criticisms and feedback until eventually I was able to handle a team of 15 people and also became a trainer for other Virtual Assistants.
Visit Website: https://icehalili.weebly.com/
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