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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

No Mom Is An Island: Becoming a WAHM with FHMoms

Photo grabbed from the FHMoms group page
What I thought was an ordinary day after work was one of the days I'll always be thankful for - the day I joined a closed Facebook group called Filipina Homebased Moms or FHMoms (recommended on my newsfeed by Facebook).

FHMoms is a community of Filipina WAHMs and WAHM-wannabes, and girl, I tell you, this group is among the FB groups that I feel I really belong.

As mentioned in the group's description:
"Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMoms) is the first and the biggest parenting and freelancing group for Pinay moms in the Philippines. We are dedicated to help all Filipina moms out there who are aspiring to work from home, be able to land the online jobs they deem of having, through the support group we came up with over Facebook. Through this group, we aim to cater to all the needs of fellow freelance working Pinay moms. "
Founded by Maria Korina Cope, the now huge group began while she was battling the toxic Manila traffic. On her way home from a tiring 8-hour shift, she began pondering on transitioning from office work to working from home. Like most moms, she wanted to spend most of her time with her family - not having to waste it on a daily struggle with commuting and heavy traffic.

Ms. Cope (left) with fellow moms, me and Nate and my sister during the first FHMoms meet-up last year. Photo Grabbed from the FHMoms Facebook Page
She found her way to being a WAHM (Work-at-Home Mom) through an online website called onlinejobs.ph and got an invite a few hours after her first application. Her life was changed since then!

Determined not to keep the opportunity to herself, she then started helping other moms land an online job so they too, could generate an income from the comfort of their homes. Later on, FHMoms was born.

Ever since I became a part this group, I started recommending it to people who ask me how they could get an online job. You see, FHMoms was not there when I first started my online work in 2012. I was blessed to find a job in Upwork (formerly Odesk) but at that time, fishing for a job on your own and relying on the internet to help you was never easy. Gladly, online groups like FHMoms and webinars are now everywhere. With passion, determination, and hunger for learning, anyone can have an online job.

What should you expect from the FHMoms Group?

Meet Moms who share the same passion
We all understand the struggle of being torn whether to work or stay at home and take care of the kids. Good news is, you'll never have to worry about that when you get an online job. Now a group of 61K and counting, expect a community of WAHM wannabes who are eager to learn about becoming a WAHM and moms who share their inspiring journey on how they found an online job themselves.

Endless Learning Materials
Ms. Cope and many other volunteer moms offer so many opportunities for you to be able to learn. It can be through live short courses, hands-on trainings, COOL (Collection of Online Learning) programs, regular talks, online materials, and guides. You have almost everything you need to jumpstart your WAHM career. All you need now is an apt-to-teach attitude and a confidence in yourself that you too, can become a WAHM like us.

FHMoms also has a YouTube account with different WAHM topics and tutorials like cover letters, resume and interview tips, transcription, becoming a VA, etc. In fact, I was one of the content contributors - I shared about the Common Problems of Being a Work-at-Home Mom. Watch the video below. :)




Aside from that, I'll be one of the participants for the June COOL program and I am excited to learn new things and meet new online friends via this program. Additionally, I become one of the FHMoms bloggers just recently. I am just sooo happy I'm a part of this group in small ways I can contribute.

Interesting Mom-Related Discussions
Although FHMoms is about helping moms find a homebased job - the discussion threads are not just limited to working from home. In this group - we talk about any mom-related topics from parenting, relationship, homeschooling, finances, family, and so much more!

Although I don't actively participate by commenting, I am among the silent readers of the group.

FHMoms has been helping fellow moms land their first online job and it's always heartwarming to read success posts from moms who finally made it there!

Do you want to be a part of this fast-growing group? Simply join the FHMoms closed group on Facebook by clicking here and don't forget to read the PINNED POST. :)


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