[ad#250 Image]My status as a home based online freelancer has brought me a new advocacy which i believe is most relevant as the world celebrates Father’s Day tomorrow. I don’t know if how many of you who are reading this blog are celebrating the occasion with your dad far across the other side of the planet, toiling overseas just to give your family a decent life. I’m sure you’ve heard countless times in TV or real life stories about the OFW saga and dreams of giving a good life to their children. Their deeds are truly more than heroic and I admire those fathers and mothers who have sacrificed their personal comfort and have braved the foreign lands. But in this new world, new era, where everything is just a click away, I believe that realizing your dreams of a good life, of abundance and a family that is living together under one roof is not far when you engage in online freelance jobs.
I have worked at home for more than two years now, and I’ve never regretted giving up my work as a call center agent and turning full time to online freelancing. I can be with my family when they need me. I am hands on with my responsibility as a father and husband. And I’m earning an income that’s sufficient enough to answer our basic and many extra needs. All of this in the comfort of our home, in front of the computer.
I understand that my advocacy of emphasizing online jobs instead of overseas work may not be applicable to all. The technological gap to those ahead of us is one thing. While some are just as equally unbelieving that earning online is possible. There are also jobs that’s beyond the possibility of doing remotely like actual work on oil rigs (the dangers of BP), construction sites, and other manually operated tasks.
Promoting online work instead of overseas jobs makes a lot of sense to me. Other than the fact that I can personally testify that working online is rewarding, i’m equally propelled to advocate this kind of work when I see broken families. I’m saddened to see families that’s ruined because jobs abroad are the only choice they know that will lead them to prosperity. But as the adoption of internet, spread of BPO, and the continuous expansion of the outsourcing industry, it won’t be long before we see many dads and moms just working at home and enjoying a good time with their family.