I found One Disadvantage of Working Online Outside

My wife and I have been dreaming of traveling while being able to earn to support our needs. We thought of starting our journey on 2016, but 13 days ago our anxious minds said, why wait for two more years when we can do it today. And so it had already been two weeks since we moved outside Manila and found this sweet spot in Ilocos Sur. (You can check our travel adventure on my Youtube Playlist here.)

I’ve done what most online freelancers dreamed of doing, work outside; at the beach, at the rice field, beside a lake, basically any place as long as there is an internet signal. I love this new found freedom.

Online Job
Working outside in my iPad.

However, today was different. I think I’ve just discovered one disadvantage of working outside online. See video.

How about you, what are the things you love about having an online job? Can you also share other disadvantages you may have already experienced as a Virtual Assistant or as someone who works online? Share them in the comment section below.


  1. says

    Hi Rambo,

    I am currently under training with an online company as VA and to answer your question, the advantages of working online are being able to stay at home (or in your preference you can do it outside), you avoid the hassle of traffic, you don’t have to spend for fair or for the gas for your vehicle, unless you want to go somewhere else. You can spend more time with your family and of course, probably the most important, you get everything you work for. That means you don’t have to pay taxes and insurance also it is encourage that you pay it on your own.

    The reason why I want to join the this specific client is because it’s leading me to my goal: learn how and when to buy and sell real estate properties and all about real estate dramas that I need to know, learn their system, build my own business system and get ouf the rat race. You employment should be a source of means for your to achieve financial freedom- meaning that you don’t have to stay on that job for the rest of your life, well, if you prefer you can if you love to stay. But, for an entrepreneur’s mindset, you can do what you love doing and doesn’t care how much you are payed for because at the end of the day, you have businesses/money that is working hard for you who is going to sustain you all-year-round or even a lifetime.

    Now, the disadvantage of WORKING in an online job is the fact that you are WORKING. If there’s a way that you can EARN Passive Income or Portfolio Income from a business or an investment, you’re out of the RAT RACE- working 9 hours a day, pay your bills, and work again, and pay your bills, and on, and on, and on until get a JOB: ‘just over broke’ situation .. The rest of the disadvantages are secondary.

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