Battle of the Travel Wi-Fis

There are many disadvantages to working at home. But one of the many advantages is the luxury of bringing work wherever I go. In our most recent trip abroad, my husband and I opted to rent a pocket wi-fi to ensure that we have Internet connection all the time for work, rather than rely on the wi-fi that would be provided by our accommodation or on the wi-fi that are free in coffee shops. In this post, I will show you a comparison of the travel wi-fi that can be rented out from Cebu. Read on if you’re interested. Continue reading “Battle of the Travel Wi-Fis”

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A Freelancer’s Guide to DIY Income Tax Return (ITR) Filing

** This is updated as of April 12, 2017.

I am now in the process of filling up my Income Tax Return. I know, kinda last minute, especially that April 15 (the day for filing tax returns) falls on a Holy Week. I am home-based (work-at-home, freelance) writer and researcher, and I wanted to share some things I learned while doing my tax returns.

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Work at Home Woes: How to Kill Productivity Killers

Working from home has numerous advantages, and disadvantages. While I can go on and on enumerating the many good things about working from home (no daily commutes!), I can also list several disadvantages. But, being the positivist that I am when it comes to work, I try to turn these disadvantages into opportunities. One of these disadvantages are the greater tendency to procrastinate and to just laze around and do nothing, effectively becoming unproductive. Also, the technical part of working from home also becomes a disadvantage at times because you do not have a tech guy (who’s an expert on computers and technical stuff) to call and fix a problem immediately. Another disadvantage also stems from our often poor Internet connection, busting our productivity bubbles in a snap. In this post, I’m going to share with you my top three productivity killers and how I deal with them.

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Coworking Space for A Home-Based Couple

 

I have been working from home since 2008. In my tiny apartment, which I now share with my husband, who also works from home, we have designated spaces for different functions, including a small space for work. Today, I’m going to share with you what our work space looks like and a few tips on how to make working at home a pleasant experience. Continue reading “Coworking Space for A Home-Based Couple”