Thriving as a Digital Content Creator with a Full-Time Job: Insider Tips and Tricks

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Karla, the personality behind “Travel with Karla,” embodies a dynamic blend of professions and passions. As a licensed professional teacher, she has spent two years in Korea teaching English as a second language. 

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In the Philippines, Karla works as an English Proficiency Guide, aiding nurses, medical technicians, and physical therapists to excel in IELTS and TOEFL exams. 

Her weekends are reserved for exploration, where she aims to visit famous landmarks in the Philippines, enjoys hiking, spa visits, theme parks, and stays at beach resorts. 

Additionally, Karla embraces her role as an SK Secretary in her Barangay, engaging in sustainable projects and activities for the Sangguniang Kabataan. 

Beyond her professional endeavors, she dedicates Sundays after church to teaching children about the dangers of online sexual exploitation, a cause she profoundly advocates for.

In the following interview, Karla delves deeper into her life, sharing insights on balancing her multifaceted career with her passion for digital content creation. 

She reveals the challenges and triumphs of maintaining a successful online presence while committing to her full-time job and advocacies, offering valuable advice to aspiring content creators.

Balancing Act: Juggling a Full-Time Job and Digital Content Creation

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Can you walk us through a typical day in your life, balancing your full-time job and content creation?

The past months have been challenging for me because I’m now required to report to the office
thrice a week. That means that I need to use the first two hours of my day traveling to work. On
other days when I work from home, I usually create my contents early in the morning, then  I
schedule posting at night. 

How do you manage your time and stay organized to ensure you’re meeting your commitments both as a content creator and in your full-time job?

I began writing articles about my travels when I was in Korea. My full-time job back then isn’t
requiring me to teach 8 hours a day. I think I only teach 2 to 3 hours a day. This means that I
have around 5 hours to prepare for my classes. Since I work fast, I can still manage to write
articles on my free time.

Have you faced any significant challenges in juggling both roles and how have you overcome them?

My major challenge is that I can’t commit to event invitations that happens on weekdays. Now,
I’ve learned to delegate tasks to other people. I started sending representatives to events this

How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance, and what role does content creation play in that balance?

Content creation gives me the opportunity to experience new activities. During the weekends, I
often go to a new place or try a new restaurant. I feel that my weekends are the best time to

The Genesis: Starting as a Digital Content Creator While Employed Full-Time

How did you get started as a content creator while holding down a full-time job?

I began writing articles about my travels when I was in Korea. My full-time job back then isn’t
requiring me to teach 8 hours a day. I think I only teach 2 to 3 hours a day. This means that I
have around 5 hours to prepare for my classes. Since I work fast, I can  still manage to write
articles on my free time. 

What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue content creation while working full-time?

First, find your passion. Create content that is in line with what you love to do. Second, the
secret is time management. You have to balance your time, so you won’t neglect your full-time
job. Third, build a support system. No one achieves success in isolation. Surround yourself with
a strong support system. Lastly, invest in your skills. Actively attend workshops and take online
courses. You don’t need to spend a lot, read a book, listen to podcasts, and watch some
tutorials which are readily accessible online.

Motivation and Satisfaction: Fueling Your Passion as a Digital Content Creator

What motivates you to continue creating content despite the demands of your full-time job?

Being a content creator for 10 years, I realized that I have to stay relevant to survive in this industry. I get motivation from my followers who supports me. Whenever I take a social media break, I get comments and messages from them asking about any updates. 

Also, content creation is my break from my full-time job. I find joy in exploring new places.

In what ways has being a content creator impacted your performance or satisfaction in your full-time job?

Actually, I feel that being a content creator prevents me from being burnt out from work. With my busy schedule, I always have something to look forward to. Every weekend is a new adventure.

Measuring Success: Content Creation in Parallel with a Full-Time Career

How do you measure the success of your content, and has this been influenced by the skills or experiences from your full-time work?

Besides my audience size and engagement, I believe that the success of my content depends on my consistency and frequency on posting, audience loyalty, and my influence and impact to the community. Since I work hybrid, I can excel in my passion for content creation without neglecting my full-time job.

Memorable Milestones: Celebrating Success as a Digital Content Creator with a Full-Time Job

Can you share a particularly memorable experience or a milestone you reached that felt significant in your journey as a content creator?

I always find joy whenever I see my followers face to face. I feel like a celebrity whenever they ask for a picture with me.

Karla’s interview offers a unique glimpse into the life of a multifaceted professional who skillfully juggles her roles as a teacher, travel blogger, community leader, and advocate with her passion for digital content creation.

Her story is a testament to the power of dedication, time management, and pursuing one’s passions amidst a busy professional life.

Her insights and experiences inspire those striving to balance a full-time job with their creative endeavors, demonstrating that with determination and a well-structured approach, it is possible to excel in multiple fields and make a meaningful impact.


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