As an office-based employee, you are working eight hours a day from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon, Mondays thru Fridays. There are few times that you are required to do overtime work if needed. But usually your free time is after 5 o’clock in the afternoon. You also have spare time during holidays and Saturdays or Sundays.

In today’s world, technology rules the roost. Gadgets are everywhere, affordable and you can access the Internet anywhere even if you are mobile. Therefore, working online while being employed is very possible. If you really want to work online while being employed in an office setup, below are helpful tips to follow:

Have a laptop/computer and Internet connection at home. Gadgets and Internet connection are vital in order to work online. Thru these, information can reach you in real time and without these, you need not to ambition of doing so.

Decide how much time you can devote to your online work. If you are working, and have many commitments after office hours, allocate time and decide how much time you can devote to your online work. Block out the time on your phone, set up reminders, and don’t stand up yourself – you should keep and follow your schedule.

Choose jobs that are familiar to you or related to your profession. For example, if you want to work as online writer, it will be easy for you to write about the topic that you are well verse about it.

Be updated with the recent news, events and other information. Information is power; you must be updated of the current events, news and others to augment your knowledge.

These are simple but very important tips on how to work online while being employed at the same time. Your time is one of your most precious resources, train yourself to guard it and protect it. The better you are at managing it, the more productive you will become. We will use our idle time for productive things because it will not only enhance our thinking skills, but also help us financially.

Submitted by: Evelyn Cagasan