It has been more than a month since my tasks for my day job started to cutback. There were weeks that I no longer meet the 40 hours goal due to very little tasks. And this means less income for my family.
Since the tasks started to decline, I started thinking and looking for other means to augment our household income. One option that I considered was to put up my own online store. The disadvantage I saw was my location. The shipment of the product both from the supplier and to the customer is more costly since I am in the province.
Another option that I considered was to look for web application projects on online employment platform like Odesk and Elance. But the competition is very steep. I must also admit that my expertise is no longer updated and I might not be able to get an immediate project. I missed my days with Trend Micro where I was sent to trainings and allowed to take certifications for free. As a matter of fact, I got my MCDBA through the Trend Micro :). Since I joined a smaller company, my skills get updated only through self-study.
The last option I am thinking is to look for a local job. This one is least among my options since it would be difficult for me to give up my work-at-home status. I am already used to staying at home the whole day.
Well, I am just thinking out loud but my plans are still subject to my God’s perfect will. I don’t know yet what God has prepared for me and my family but definitely, God’s plan is the best for us. So I am still waiting for God’s leading.
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same here. i am thinking of ways how to augment our income.
i am working at home.. i design as an engr and blogging is my one of my hobby, i love my status atm but sometimes im still thinking of applying on an office.. i hope you make a good decision 🙂
I never realized that blogging could be really a source of income, since I never earned from the start.Hopefully I can get some task too:-)
For me, it could not be the sole source of income, but it helps a lot 🙂
Don’t worry about it sis. :DD God is still making a beautiful story for you. Just go out and explore the world. Like, what I’m doing. :)) Follow whatever decisions you have in life. In that way, you’ll be able to succeed in any path you take.
Just try to venture online selling. Don’t mind the shipment first. Think if the product you’re selling is the fad.
Hello. God surely has a better plan for you. In my case, I am still hoping to work at home for my son. I am working full time and I can’t give up my job just no because we have to pay for our house, about 5 years to go. Anyway, I venture to online shop and as of now it’s doing good but problem now is time. I don’t find my online shop much stable now so I can’t resign just yet. I just trust God that He do have a better plan for me and my family. God bless.