However, one finds it being so routine and dreary. I'd be a hypocrite if I say I didn't miss my hectic work life. I miss the grueling deadlines, the headaches, the paperwork. Heck! I even miss my ever makulit boss!
That being said, I decided to one day browse through the papers and the web for an online job I could do at home. But I didn't want just any job. I wanted one where I still had the freedom to accept or decline assignments and where I was still handling my own time. And that's when I came upon Essays.ph.
I actually first came upon Essays.ph through a job ad they placed in The Philippine Star. I was well-aware of companies who offer freelance writing jobs at home (they being one of them) and after browsing through their website and a number of online forums for feedback, decided to try my luck and pass my resume.
A fews days later, I was invited to submit a sample of my written work. The hiring was actually done online, something which I am not all that used to, and the rest, as they say, is history.
And now, 6 months working for this company, I am actually quite content. I have to admit, though, the pay isn't that high (well, not as I am used to anyway. Hehehe!) A usual average assignment (composed of a number of articles per job) can earn anywhere from Php150 to 300, which they pay through my Gcash account (they also offer a number of other payment options.)
But I am in-charge of my time and can accept assignments anytime I feel like it, which was my main goal in the first place. I usually complete a writing assignment within 3 hours, and for the rest of the day, I go about my usual activities again -- whether it's resting, reading, completing a hobby or getting things ready for the arrival of baby. Best of all I get the satisfaction of knowing I accomplished something for the day, a feeling I normally enjoyed while I was still working.
There are a number of downsides, though. Assignments are picked through an online portal for Essays.ph members, with very minimal interaction with the site's "editors" (or the people who work full-time at the company and manage the freelancers.) I've actually experienced being given an incomplete and/or extremely confusing sets of instructions; and even come across unexplained policies (they do have an online manual, but IMO it's a little lacking.) There are editors who can help you out, which they have done on a number of occasions, but still it would be nice if they could tweak their processes a bit.
Other than those mentioned, I haven't experienced anything as major as not being paid on time or any extreme conflicts of interest. It's actually a nice way to earn a little extra money if you have some free time in your hands. =)
For more details, please visit their website at www.essays.ph.