Friday, May 29, 2020

Small Business From Home: How to Start an Errand Business

This is the third post in the series Small Business From Home. The previous posts talked about starting a garden service and an ironing service. This post will talk about an errand-running business, which just like the first two home businesses, can be set up with flexible working hours and earn a good income. 

An errand running business is perfect for those who like to meet wonderful people, help them in their lives, connect on a personal level, and earn a healthy income.

What is an Errand Running Business?

Simply put, if you have an errand business, your job is to act as a concierge, help out people with odd jobs, scheduling and simple tasks that they may not have the time to do, or be capable of due to other commitments and time constraints.

How to start an errand service

Here is what you need to think about if you like the idea of starting an errand running business.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Small Business Ideas From Home: How to Start a Garden Service

This is the second post in our series of Small Business Ideas From Home. If you missed the first post about starting an Ironing Service, check it out. This time, the focus of this post is starting a garden service business. If you like working outside, particularly in the garden, this is something that you might consider doing.

Although with a garden service business, you won't be physically working from home, it is still considered a home-based business. You would still be your own boss, you would set your own schedule, and work as many hours a week as you want to.

How to start a garden service

Friday, May 15, 2020

Small Business Ideas From Home: How to Start an Ironing Service

This is the start of a new series of posts about Small Business Ideas From Home. If you are looking to start a work from home opportunity, I invite you to watch out for this series. What I would be sharing are simple business ideas that you can run in your spare time from the comfort of your home. You set your own hours and if you want to scale it up later, you can definitely do so.

To start off, let's talk about an Ironing Service. Although ironing is only a simple domestic chore, offering it as a service can be very lucrative. It is a task that many people dislike doing, or simply do not have the time. I remember years ago when I was getting someone to do these chores for my family. 

If everyone could afford to delegate this task, they probably would. There aren’t many people out there that really enjoy ironing.

how to start an ironing service

Saturday, May 9, 2020

How Do You Keep Yourself from Boredom When You Need to Stay Home?

I actually have no problem with staying at home. Perhaps because I am an introvert and I grew up a homebody. I can always find something to do while at home.

But some people just can't stay at home. They get bored easily. I think my sister is like that. Now, what can people like my sister do if there's no other option but to stay home? (This is really the case today with the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Well, here's a list of things you can do while you are forced to stay at home. (By the way, some of the links shared in this post are my affiliate links. If you get the products through my link, there's no added cost to you.)

Monday, April 27, 2020

How to Use Social Media to Find a Job

The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) here in Metro Manila has been extended until May 15, 2020. Since most of the companies have temporarily stopped their business operations more than a month ago, many people are stuck at home.

You're probably ok if
  • you're able to work from home or 
  • you are part of a company providing basic necessities that continued operations or
  • you belong to a big company that still paid their employees even without actually going to work.

But if you belong to the big majority, you are most likely not that fortunate. However, you could still do some things that could help alleviate the situation. Think about doing things to avoid boredom. Think about gardening and saving on your food expenses.

Another thing that you could do is to try to work from home. If you have a computer and internet connection at home, you can find some way to get a side hustle. With the trending topic of having a new normal life after ECQ, who knows you might need a more permanent side hustle.

You can use social media to find work from home opportunities. Stop wasting your time browsing FB feeds to get updates and watching all the videos posted there. Use social media to find your next job.

Friday, April 17, 2020

10 Ways to Save Money on Food Expenses When You're Low in Budget

Life is certainly difficult for a lot of Filipinos at this time. It's no joke that an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is enforced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people can't go out to work or just go anywhere. Most are stuck at home. But there's no other choice because life is at stake.

A common complaint is not having enough food on the table since many have no money. If they don't work, they get no pay. Since the majority of businesses are shut down now, it follows that many also do not earn any for food.

Although the local government and different government agencies are distributing food packs and cash assistance, some people still do not have enough to feed their families. We always include them in our prayers and help those we can.

How's your situation in your family? Do you have the same dilemma? I think that the COVID-19 pandemic is teaching most people, if not all, to think about the way we spend money. It is making us think of how we could stretch our budget, especially our food budget.

People need to do something to cope with the situation. Even if you can afford to buy food, it is still wise to know what to do to save some as you don't know when the situation will be better, when people could go out and work again.

Here are some of my suggestions as a mom who takes care of a family of 7. I try to always be mindful of how to save on our food expenses and I would like to share some tips here:

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

30 Self-Improvement Tips for a Better You

Do you want to improve your life and others? Start with these 30 self-improvement tips to become a better you one step at a time. Hopefully, these tips will help you kick old habits and create new positive habits.