While waiting for mommy…
Jed Edward Chan is trained by The World Needs A Father movement, and has been a full-time work-at-home husband and dad since 2017. He is an internet entrepreneur, a blogger, an investor, a volunteer, and a former financial consultant. He currently dedicates his time to building The Learning Dad Blog — a website dedicated to fathers who love to be involved in their children’s lives, provide for their families, and live a Christ-centered life. He lives in Cavite, Philippines with his wife, Lalaine, and two kids, Joab and Jrue. Follow me on Twitter: @jedchan
2016 was one of the best and worst years of my life. After getting married in January, I found myself broke with a huge pile of debts by June. I lost my sportswear business, and so did my mental health. Depression, anxiety, and hopelessness crippled my life.
It was a humbling experience overall. All I could do then was to cry, pray, and start over again. If there’s one thing that saved me, it’s this: learning. I finished more books in six months that year than when I was in elementary, high school, and college combined. I also attended classes and listened to hundreds of podcast episodes about business and finance.
By God’s grace, in 2017 I was back on track. I started an online transportation service that sustained our family until it was closed down by Covid-19 in 2020. But I have already learned my lessons. In a few months, I was able to pivot to the Chromebook business.
Currently, my wife and I operate a total of five businesses at home. I can’t be thankful enough for the opportunity to work and be with my family at the same time.
I have shared more about my story in these posts:
- How we killed 8 credit cards.
- Dealing with anxiety.
- Our simple plan to financial freedom.
- How much do stay-at-home dads make? — My actual numbers.
- How to start a business with no idea? (A 4-step guide)
Awards and recognition
Certificate of completion
- The World Needs A Father
- The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing — Google Digital Garage
- Ezoic Monetization Badge
- Ezoic Speed Badge
- Evangelism Explosion
- Theology 301B: Bibliology
- Theology 303B: Pneumatology
- Theology 304A: Ecclesiology
- Theology 304B: Eschatology
Plaque of appreciation
- Logos Bible Baptist Church
- Athlete’s In Action
- Champion, Finals MVP and Mythical 5 — 2012 GCCP basketball league
- 2x Dean’s Lister (October 2005 & 2006) — College of Saint Benilde