Work at Home Weekend 2014, the work-at-home event of the year

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You know, I began the WAHMderful Community as a small group on Facebook of about less than 10 moms. I called it “Manila Work-at-Home Moms,” because all the WAHMs I knew of were based in Manila. That was early 2012, when I bought this domain name, “,” and started dreaming about a community of like-minded women who believed in the lifestyle of “making a living while making a home.”

In the beginning, a handful were there to help the first-ever gathering/workshop of work at home moms:

The first batch of WAHMs, during the planning stages of the very first WAHMderful Life Workshop: (L-R) Marge, me, Toni, and Michelle.

The first batch of WAHMs, during the planning stages of the very first WAHMderful Life Workshop: (L-R) Marge, me, Toni, and Michelle.


The “originals” of the WAHMderful Workshops, during our first ever WAHMderful Workshop on Oct 26, 2012: Ginger Arboleda of Manila Workshops (our workshop director); yours truly (;; Marge Aberasturi a.k.a. “The Happy WAHM“; Jenn Tan, a.k.a “The Techie Mom“. Seated: Toni Tiu ( and Michelle Padrelanan (

It’s been two good years. And we’ve just been growing bigger as a community! Today, our private and exclusive Facebook community of work-at-home moms — those who’ve been to our workshops and were part of that initial community of Manila-based WAHMs — number well over 1,000 members. We’ve been told it is one of the most nurturing, supportive and genuinely thoughtful Facebook communities ever:

Our exclusive, invitation-only community for WAHMs. Request an invitation at

Our exclusive, invitation-only community for WAHMs. Request an invitation at

Through the years, we have encouraged, pray for, and challenged each other as homebased workers. We have laughed together, cried together, empathized with one another. We have had dozens of workshops on every aspect of being a work-at-home professional, thanks to Manila Workshops, who produces these events. We have challenged each other even in other aspects, such as health and wellness, all for the better.

If you have been looking for a community to belong to, as a work at home individual, then join us. Whether you’re a mom or not, we are YOUR tribe because we fully understand and live the lifestyle each day of the work-at-home professional.

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Our annual Work at Home Weekend, last October 2013.

It’s time to meet up, all work-at-homies!

This October 25, 2014, at the Insular Life Multi-purpose Hall, the WAHMderful Life Community and Manila Workshops bring you the Work-at-Home Weekend Expo. Not just for moms anymore! It will be the first time that we will bring together all aspiring and budding work-at-home individuals will get together to learn more about running a business, being a topnotch freelancer, and excellence in location-independent work. It will also give work-at-home professionals, homebased, and online businesses the opportunity showcase each of their products or services.

We are inviting you to come and join us!

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This event is Co-Presented by Unilab.

There will be very inspiring speakers and booth exhibitors to visit during the event. Topics for the expo will be:

  • Business Ideation: Profitable Business Ideas by Jeff Cua
  • How to Land Your First Virtual Assistant Gig by Clarissa Hana Pangan
  • How to Create a Winning Business Plan & Reach Your Perfect Clients
  • How to Get (and Keep!) Your Freelance Writing Jobs by Tina Rodriguez
  • How To Succeed & Not Suck at Social Media Management
  • Money Smarts: Beginner Level Investing & Personal Finance by Fitz Villafuerte
  • Legalizing Your Business the Hassle-Free Way by Dandy C. Victa
  • Retail Therapy: How to Set Up Your Import Business & Make Your Sales
  • Computer 101: How to use and care for your investment by Jennyfer Ang Tan
  • Be a Photo Editor: Basic Photo Editing & Photography Jobs by Kimberley Timbol-Reyes
  • Managing your Kids while Working at Home by Mariel Uyquiengco
  • Eating Right & Easy Meals when you’re a Busy-holic by Lourdes Labii

The fees are the following:

Entrance Fee (will not attend any talk; fees apply to those who are
21 years old and above only. Children are free to enter): Php 100

Workshop pass (need not pay entrance fee separately):

  • Php 350 to attend 1 class/topic
  • Php 900 to attend 3 classes/topics
  • Php 1,500 for an unlimited class pass  (Outstanding value!!)

Incentive: Those who pay for this workshop will get to attend the remaining Mastermind Sessions to be held on August 30, September 27 and October 4, for FREE.

Also, Bee Happy Crafts and Party Supplies will be raffling off a Start Your Own Crafting Business supply set on the day of the event for those who sign up for the talks! Check out what’s inside the business package!

Win a ticket to the WAH Expo!

Want to attend the Work at Home Expo for free? All you have to do is join this contest, and you could win one (1) unlimited class pass worth Php1,500, to attend ALL the talks you want on October 25!  Just follow these mechanics:

1. “Like” the following Facebook pages:

  • Manila Workshops
  • WAHMderful Community of Work at Home Moms

2. Follow the following on Twitter (Bonus point!

  • @ManilaWorkshops
  • @WAHMderful

3. Follow us on Instagram (Bonus point!)

  • @manilaworkshops

4. Leave a comment below, with the following:

  1. Your Facebook username
  2. Your Twitter username
  3. Your Instagram username
  4. Your email address (please put it on the comment field)
  5. Your comment on WHY you want to attend the Work-at-Home Weekend!

Winners will be announced by September 29th, 2014! So join now — it’s so easy!