In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be celebrating my one year anniversary as a WAHM. Yay! (More about this on a future post.) In my almost one year WAHM-ing, so many things have happened and I can really hardly believe how far I’ve come.
For the past year, I’ve been freelancing as a writer, social media manager and virtual assistant. I didn’t really expect everything to happen so fast for me. Some people have asked me how I did it. They also ask me where I find my clients. Well, I’ll share all those things in my anniversary post (promise!). The thing is, life has already become so hectic because of all the work I have to do.
Don’t get me wrong. The fact that I am busy means I’ve been blessed with work. God has been so good to me. So good that I now have to work not only until the wee hours of the morning but also even on the weekends, when I’m supposed to be spending quality time with my family. This photo below, which I initially posted on Instagram, was actually taken at the dining table of my sister-in-law’s house last weekend, where the family spends time together most Sundays. Yes, I was working that time because I had to.
It has come to the point where I had to admit that I can’t do everything myself. I’ve been so busy that I, the virtual assistant, have had to hire my own part-time virtual assistant too. So, since business is doing good, and I hope it will continue to do so, I’ve been thinking if now is already the right time to level up and transition from being a freelancer to a WAHMeo (or a WAHM and CEO in one). That’s exactly why I attended the WAHMEO Series: Brand & Build Your Online Biz workshop last July 27, 2013.
I’m so glad I attended the event because I learned a lot of things. Especially helpful was the session about business registration and taxes by Fitz Villafuerte. He gave us info on the steps and costs involved in registering as a freelancer versus registering as a business (sole proprietor). I can use these information in deciding whether to pursue registering as a business or not. Right now, I’m still undecided because of the costs and the amount of time involved in registering. I also still plan to consult with an accountant first.
It was also really interesting to listen to the WAHMEO panelists present that day as they shared their stories on how they started their businesses and what they did to make them grow. It was really very inspiring. How can you not be inspired when you’re in the presence of other women who are passionate about their work and are determined to fulfill their dreams? Just look at how many of us attended.
So, this is what’s on my mind at the moment. I’ll let you know once I make my final decision on whether to transition to being a WAHMeo or not. If you have any advice for me, I’d appreciate it very much if you can share them with me.
Wish me luck! 🙂