From Struggles to Triumph: Mariah Sison’s Journey as an Online Filipino Specialist

I have got a story to share with you about an OFS. Meet Mariah Sison, a 40-year-old mother of four from Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. Her life was once defined by hardship, but her determination and ability to work from home, turned her life around.

Growing up in a town without running water, Mariah’s daily routine involved waking up at 4 am to fetch water from a nearby river just for a bath. Despite the challenges, she remained positive.

Her mother saw potential in her communication skills and encouraged her to pursue mass communications in college. During her junior year, she had on-the-job training at a local radio station, where she faced disturbing experiences while covering police assignments.

Life took an unexpected turn when she moved to Metro Manila with her boyfriend. While she was working as a call center agent, they struggled financially, especially after Mariah gave birth to twins. Daily commutes of 2-3 hours each way, graveyard shifts, and barely seeing her husband weighed heavily on her, impacting her mental and physical health.

However, a ray of hope emerged in 2013 when she learned about, offering remote work opportunities. Mariah took the leap even with limited resources, getting the cheapest available DSL internet and a basic PC. She found her first online job and felt a sense of relief as she could now support her family while working from home.

Since then, Mariah’s life has taken a turn for the better. She’s been with her current employer for nine years, working as a credit analyst for a credit repair company based in Utah. The flexibility of remote work allowed her to be a hands-on mother, attending school meetings and organizing events for her kids.

Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the opportunities that remote work can bring. From facing hardships and financial struggles, Mariah transformed her life, providing her family a comfortable and blessed life.

Watch Mariah Sison’s journey here, an Online Filipino Specialist who found success and happiness through work she found in It is a reminder that determination and hard work can create a brighter future, no matter where you are from.

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Jessica MadrazoAbout Jessica Madrazo
Jessica creates content and support for She is also involved in different advocacies like climate revolution, local arts, internet freedom, women’s rights and more.

She dreams of a world where people are able to tap their inner heroism and work together for a better world.

She has a Dalek watching over her computer.

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  1. Necia Tubal says

    I am interested. Hoping that yiu could also help me find a job through I am really in need of a remote job.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. Emicelle O Caasi says

    It was 2 years ago when I decided to try working from home. I took insta courses online to better equipt me when the system. I was able to sent applications in various institutions but sadly, I wasn’t able to land a job. I am an Administrative Assistannt for almost 1o years in various government agencies but no call center experience but has average computer knowledge.

    I am hoping that there is still chance for me in the work from home community. I am 45 years old and I am still confident that I could still deliver, whatever task that is required from me.

    Thank you so much and I am hoping that you could help me with my application.

  3. Babai Takulanga Mabang says


    Could you also please help me get an online job. I am
    jobless by now, A mother of six siblings. All of them are still going to school. I am 48 years old and I know I have a lot to go to deliver whatever is asks for me in a job. I have an account. Sad to say, I have never got any client yet. Thank you so much and hoping to land job soonest.

  4. Ma. Annabelle Cuaresma says

    Hi, good day.

    I have been a bookkeeper/accountant by profession for more than 20+ years in financial institutions and property companies in a corporate job and I took webinar courses in Xero Bookkeeping and Payroll, QuickBooks Online Bookkeeping, Australian GST, BAS, IAS, and Taxation to hone my knowledge in today’s technology concerning bookkeeping and accounting.

    It is my passion to work an online job or work from home. It has been more than six months already since I applied for an online job. I’m hoping that I can still have the chance to land a job remotely.

    Please help me with my application.

    Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

  5. Paula Arenas says

    Hello! I am very interested to apply for a part time home based job.

    I am a teacher for 15 years, unfortunately my salary could not augment all the expenses that my family need, knowing the fact that the inflation here in the Philippines is really a big deal.

    I hope that you could help me look for a part time job

  6. Cenny Albero says

    Hello! I am very interested to apply for a part time home based job. I hope that you could help me look for a part time job


    I am very interested for a part time job online.
    I am a public school teacher for 7 years now and I think I have skills which could help the company grow.
    I hope that you could help me. Thank you.

  8. Charming Salomon says

    Hi, I am a full time mom and I am looking for a job that can fit to my ability to work. 3 years ago I was working at the manufacturing industry as a production operator /inspector. I don’t have any office experience yet but I am looking forward to the company who is accepting applicant like me. I’m am very eager to learn and dedicated to what task I am assigned with..


    Hi I’ve been a member of this site for more than 2 years now but until now I have no skills I can offer. Would you help me to have my first client?
    I’m looking for a part-time job since I’ve been working also in a private company.

    Longing for your kind assistance.

  10. Aza Dianne Ocampo says

    Hi, I’m Insterested looking for a job. Please contact me, I’m open also for full time job.

    Longing for your kind assistance. Thank you

  11. Annalyn saneo valondo says

    Hi im interested to apply as a call center agent ,i used to work as a call center in egypt for 3 years

  12. Cristine Diamante says

    Hello! I am very interested to apply for a part time home based job. I hope that you could help me look for a part time job

  13. Charitte Gersava says

    Hi. I am a math teacher by profession. I need a part time job. I hope you can help me find my first client. Thank you.

  14. Prince Ralph Pidor II says

    I had been on online Since the day they have started. Many years have passed already and almost a decade now has elevated my life as a career person and gained friends.

  15. Gretchen Mae Ybañez says

    I’m a mom who badly wants to work but I have a 2year old child And can’t leave her alone so I’m really looking for an online job ..I hope you could help me

  16. Fe ALONSAGAY says

    Hello! I am interested to apply for a job in the field of bookkeeping. I hope you could help me find my first client. Thank you.

  17. Missy says

    Hi, I am interested as well. I have been trying to get an online job for months now.

    After reading Maria’s story, it seems to me onlinejobs is what I have been looking for.

    Please send me an application form at your earliest convenience.

    FYI, I am from Papua New Guinea.

  18. Elenita Alibang says

    Hi Mariah. I am so inspired by your life story. Iam an English teacher for 28 years already but still in financial struggle with our health issues and tuition fees of my children who are now in college. I wish to resign as I am so disappointment and burn out with my job. I have lost hope until I found freelancing as a potential way to earn extra income. I have a background in writing since I was a journalism writer and trainer. However, I’m now 52. Is there still hope for me in freelancing? I hope you can guide me. Thank you so much. I hope to hear from you.

  19. Vandulfjohn Sarillana says

    Hi ma’am please help me to i need this job please hired me for this job i jeed money for my build a house and for my wife she’s pregnant and i need to find a job and i think this is time to having a job so please hired🥺🙏

  20. James says

    Hi Jessica,

    Have a good day! Are you still assisting newbie ? I would like to learn and have a job. Thank you.


    I badly needed a part time job to sustain my family needs. Im hoping you could help. I already registered in OJ.

  22. Jasmine L. B. says

    Hello Jessica Marie,

    Please help me find an online job to sustain my and my family’s needs. And also kindly guide me to find here a job. Thank you and hoping your kind consideration. God bless.

  23. Jolly Mei Timban says

    Hi! I’m interested in being a virtual assistant, but i have no experience in being one. Could you please help me?

  24. Thor Guanzon says

    This story was very touching and inspiring. Hoping for more Filipinos to bounce back especially in these trying times.

    Also, I am interested in writing inspirational stories like these for OLJ. Is there a possibility that I can work for OLJ to write blog posts such as this? Thank you!

  25. Elaiza Marie Totesora says

    Hi Ma’am, newbie here. This is my first time & I am looking for a client that is fit to my experience. I am a 25 years old, unemployed and want to help my family & bills that is why I am here. If yourbkind enough to help me in this journey, I appreciate it with all my heart

  26. Mary Grace Sorrado says

    I am interested. Hoping that you could also help me find a job through .

    Thank you in advance

  27. BD Marbella says

    My story is somehow similar to Mariah. Flexible job is what I really need at the moment. Hoping for some guidance. Thank you.

  28. Uzziah Faith Billena says

    I am interested. Hoping that you could also help me find a job through I am really in need of a remote job.

    Thank you in advance.

  29. Gloria Soroño says

    Hi Jessica i am interested to find a job , i am a plain housewife , college level. Can you help me find a job that suits my qualification. Thank you and Godbless

  30. Ellen T Caguindangan says

    Your story is very inspiring. Its been my longing to work online. I need an additional income to make both ends meet. Hope you can help me. Continue to inspire others. Best regards.

  31. Marionne says


    Need help with my OJ account verification. I’ve already sent a follow-up but no response yet. Hope to hear from you guys soon. Looking forward to landing a job with your platform. Thank you

  32. Giann Macaraeg says

    Hello, I am an English Teacher and I was inspired how convenient to work from home. As public teacher my salary is not enough to sustain our daily needs😢😢. I always browse and read this page hoping I could find job that would fit my capabilities. I am willing to learn and be trained. Hope someone could help me.. so tired of being a public school teacher😢 because of too much work load yet salary is not enough.

  33. Romela Gamas says

    Hi! I am looking for a home based full time job,, I became interested with work from home job when i finished my DICT Technical Training. Hope you can help me to have a job . Thank you & God bless us.

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