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Single Mom Doubles Her Income While Spending More Time With Her Family

December 15, 2021
by Jason Dulay 
Jason is the founder and CEO of Work from Home Roadmap and VA Bootcamp. Aside from teaching Filipinos how to succeed working from home, he likes traveling, playing board games, and drinking coffee.
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Being a dad myself, I know it's difficult to balance the demands from your work and the needs of your family.

Yes, work-life balance issues are real.

Fortunately, there are more options and opportunities to earn extra income now because of the internet.

Whether you’re a college graduate or not, you can use your own skills to secure a client or project, and earn money.

Just like our JasSuccess guest tomorrow.

She's a single mom who earned more than her usual pay while spending more time with her family.

Meet Aiza.

She used to work as a sales consultant in the retail industry.

But the pandemic hit our country and retail was one of the most affected sectors.

A Youtube video about freelancing helped her learn about this freelancing opportunity.

The best part is she's now earning double than her previous job.

Find out more about the challenges and rewards of her freelancing journey on this replay.

Introduction

Find out how a single mother can double her income while raising a child.

Notable Quotes:

  • FLIP Internship moderator month of July,  nagustuhan ko ang  SMM niche . 
  • Nag apply sa Guided Hustle Challenge, ang gagaling mag turo at mag encourage ng mga VAB coaches, lahat ng natutunan at kailangan i-improve ginawa ko.
  • Sa Guided Hustle Challenge yung mga mali ko nuon sa pag a-apply, dito ko natutunan ang tamang proseso ng pag a-apply. Ang GHC malaking tulong talaga  “nag ka client ako” thankful sa mga coaches sa pag guide nila step by step.
  • One week pa lang sa GHC, nag send ako ng proposal at application, dito na HIRE ako. Sobrang saya ng feeling parang nasa alapaap ka,”YOU GOT the FIRST Client” then tuloy tuloy na, yung first client ko until now siya pa din. 
  • Now I can spend more time sa family and to my baby while working, lalo na sa panahon ngayon, very convenient kapag nasa bahay ang set up ng work mo, especially sa mga nanay, lalo na sa situation natin ngayon. (Pandemic)
  • Thankful sa freelancing kahit may lockdown hindi apektado ang trabaho. 
  • As Social Media Writer, sa una ma-ngangapa pa, ganun naman talaga sa umpisa, later on masasanay ka na, na ge-gets muna ang trabaho.
  • Yung tips or advice sa newbie keep on hustling, ipagpatulo ang ginagawa, maging matiyaga sa pag-hanap ng client, yung rejection talagang kaakibat ng buhay natin.
  • Masarap sa pakiramdam ang pinagdaanan mong struggle sa freelancing, kapag successful ka na lilingunin mo lang yung pinagdaanan mo, always think positive lalo na ngayong may global situation tayong lahat dahil sa pandemic kailangan lumaban tayo.
  • Yung nangyaring Pandemic sa atin "blessing" makikita natin yung brighter side ng pandemic at na redirect ako sa tamang landas, napunta ako sa Freelancing.
  • To all VAB-mates sulitin ang pag enroll , salihan ang mga UpSkill Webinars, Internships, GHC, Free Webinars, Flip Chat & Chill Live events, manuod lang-dami  mapupulot na aral at tips na pwede mong i-apply talagang ma bi-build up yung confidence mo.
  • Of course huwag kalimutan magdasal, iga-guide tayo ni Lord sa bawat gagawin natin sa buhay.
  • To all aspiring freelancers invest in yourself, marami tayong free courses sa VA Bootcamp dun kayo mag umpisa, kung wala talaga budget, pwede naman magka client dahil sa skills na-nakuha mo sa VAB Free Courses.

 Journey to Freelancing

  • For the last 12 years, she has worked in corporate consulting.
  • Being a single mother, she had to sacrifice a great deal to work in Manila while her child resides in her hometown.
  • Longing for her baby, the exhausted mother, tired of the same routine, decided to resign and find work near her hometown.
  • Her internet search lead her to learn more about Freelancing and enrolled in the Online Course at VA Bootcamp Online Courses.
  • After applying for an Internship, she gained experience.
  • As part of the Guided Hustle Challenge, she sought knowledge about the proper way to apply for a Freelance Job.
  • Working from home while looking after her baby and supporting her family has brought her great joy.  
  • The double income that she enjoys now as a Freelancer is quite different from her previous corporate position.

 Question and Answer

  • How did the family deal with the lockdown? 

Hindi kami masyadong lumalabas dahil may mga bata sa amin, sobrang maingat po kami ng family ko.

  • Paano mo na win si Client? 

Sa interview nakita ko sa aura ng client ang light nya kausap, yung kadaldalan ko naging smooth lang yung pag uusap namin, sinabi ko na nag community interns ako, then nakita nya naman yung proof sa portfolio ko, Client tried me for two weeks if he satisfied in my work. Willing naman din ako matuto sa mga bagong tools. From that client hired me.

How did you end up with your niche?

Eto yung naging trabaho ko, social media writer pinag aralan ko ng husto at nagustuhan ko naging niche ko sya.

  • What made you decide to enroll in the course?

             Naalala ko may credit card ako, yun ang ginamit ko, sabi ko sa sarili ko dapat 

             makag work agad ako para may pambayad ako sa credit card ko.

  • How long did it take you to relax from your job? 

            More than two months bago ako na relax sa job task na binigay sa akin.

  • The struggle you went through from looking for the money until your internship, from Guided Hustle Challenge until the application process, was it worth it?

Yes worth it talaga, kasi kung titigil ako sa pag apply paano ko babayaran ang utang ko. During my application naisip ko, maka-kuha ako ng client.Lahat ng pinaghirapan ko ngayon nagbunga. Kasama at naalagaan ko ang baby ko at happy sa kinikita ko.

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by Jason Dulay 
Jason is the founder and CEO of Work from Home Roadmap and VA Bootcamp. Aside from teaching Filipinos how to succeed working from home, he likes traveling, playing board games, and drinking coffee.

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60 comments on “Single Mom Doubles Her Income While Spending More Time With Her Family”

  1. Thank you VA Bootcamp for featuring Ms.Aiza.. She is a role model for all single moms. Thank you din Aiza Joy Bustamante for sharing your inspiring story..

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