Hi! My name is Verena D, Ate V or oDesk Mommy to my fellow freelancers. Welcome to my blog. I am a Filipina work-from-home mom and a member of the oDesk community of freelance professionals. I am a mother of 3 wonderful kids (Haniel, Darla and Hannah), and wife to a loving husband, Arthur. I would like to share my experiences as a freelancer, earning an honest living online.
I am a multitasking mom, balancing my online work with family responsibilities. I have developed my system at time management really well since I began freelancing, getting numerous job offers from quality employers.
Before oDesk, I have been working as a corporate executive with a multinational company. The need to be hands-on with my kids and being there every time they need me, be it personal or school related, required me to sacrifice a nice paying job to become a full time mom. I thought it was the end of my career and a waste of my 2 university degrees (Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor Commerce Major In Accounting), but I’m glad that I was given an opportunity to still offer my professional services working from home. It was really a blessing that I found oDesk.
I hope to inspire you with my success story….“The Neophyte Freelancer”, a Buzzworthy article which was featured in the oDesk Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), Facebook, Twitter and a lot other sites which linked to the oDesk blog.
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On a lighter side, I love the piano…although the piano doesn’t seem to like me. But I love listening to instrumentals while working on my tasks. I can say I also got some artistic talent, painting in watercolors. I love gardening, cooking, and different crafts. These activities, along with stationary biking, are good boredom cures and stress therapy. I also love bringing my kids out of town, visiting relatives or engaging in worthwhile adventures. The beauty of this is that I can bring my laptop and still have the opportunity to work online and earn while on vacation.
I just love the flexibility of freelancing!