Losing control over your personal life? Or simply wanting to spice up your working experience and start working from home? Don’t worry, our definitive list of legitimate online jobs in the Philippines has got you covered!
Unlike conventional office jobs, you can find, apply for, and get hired for an online job just by getting on the Internet. The term also assumes that you’ll be working in an area other than a typical office premise.
It basically means you can work in the comfort of your home. You can do so in bed, on your dining table, in the living room, etc.
Wherever there is an Internet connection, it can be your “workplace.”
It doesn’t strictly mean working inside your home.
Any place outside of your company’s office – coffee shops, public libraries, local parks – can also be considered working at home, too.
Work at home jobs typically require a stable Internet connection and a laptop (or computer). In a sense, your adherence to deadlines and good quality of output make up for your lack of physical presence in an office.
Some businesses, though, will still require you to be wholly active in their approved messaging apps for collaboration.
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(List below inspired by survey results conducted by Forbes)
It’s easier to concentrate when you don’t have to deal with office gossip or the ridiculous singing of your co-worker every once in a while.
Working online jobs at home allows you to work at your own pace and setup.
You don’t have to worry much about bosses breathing down your neck, or getting envy with a workmate who did a day’s worth of work in just 3 hours.
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There are three constants to every Filipino – death, taxes, and the ever-harassing EDSA traffic. Dubbed as having the third worst traffic in Southeast Asia, Metro Manila lets you experience the 66-minute traffic full of pollution, noise, and anxiety on a daily basis.
You can bid your adieu to heavy traffic with pursuing online jobs home based. Imagine time you spent in commute would have already been enough to finish some tasks at home. But instead, that time was spent staring at your equally frustrated fellow MRT commuter.
Since we took commuting out of the equation, you’re also saying goodbye to hefty gasoline and toll fees.
With no dress codes in place (you can work in your pajamas or sando), you can save too on laundry costs. Not to mention that you can fend off the temptation of dropping by at Jollibee or McDonald’s on your way home.
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Sadly, the 8-to-5 office schedule doesn’t suit everybody.
Others perform at their best at the crack of dawn, while some are most productive at times of the night.
With work-from-home gigs, you can choose when to pause or resume working, provided that you meet the deadlines and the level of the quality your client is looking for.
This means that watching Kuya Cardo can give you some inspiration boost just before heading back to online job sites.
Be wary, though, that you still need to be active in messaging apps (e.g., Slack, Basecamp, Skype, etc.) set up by the company for collaboration, at all times.
Perhaps the greatest advantage lies in being able to attend family dinners consistently, or play with your kids any time of the day.
You get things done, with the least amount of compromise in your personal life.
This is largely owed to the hours you are avoiding spent in commute when you have a work-from-home job.
Below are 10 of the many work from home jobs Philippines has in store for Filipinos and foreign nationals alike.
(Salary figures are based on updated estimates published by PayScale as of March 2019).
Median Base Salary: P19,514 per month (P234,169 per year)
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Median Base Salary: P19,618 per month (P235,416 per year)
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Median Base Salary: P19,144 per month (P229,733 per year)
Median Base Salary: P15,494 per month (P185,926 per year)
Median Base Salary: P15,439 per month (P185,271 per year)
Median Base Salary: P23,238 per month (P278,861 per year)
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Median Base Salary: P20,168 per month (P242,019 per year)
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Median Base Salary: P19,442 per month (P233,306 per year)
Median Base Salary: P25,123 per month (P301,478 per year)
Median Base Salary: P35,609 per month (P427, 305 per year)
Whether you’re a rookie or an expert in your craft, Upwork’s reach of almost 2 million clients will surely have the ‘right gig’ for you. Browse through a wide range of short- and long-term projects, and fixed or hourly deals.
With over $250M paid to ‘gurus’ and a pretty straightforward hiring method, it’s an underrated site.
Keep in mind though to scout the truthfulness of the job post first before committing – there’s a lot of scammers out there, even on Facebook.
This site also allows work-from-home seekers to collaborate with fellow Filipinos in jointly improving their craft through online workshops or seminars.
As of posting date, not much. But with Pres. Duterte’s signing of the R.A. 11165 or also known as “An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector,” telecommuting can finally be established as a feasible working arrangement option in large companies.
There are several factors to consider – your skill level, dedication, and working essentials.
The higher your skill level is, the more prospect employers and projects you can attract.
Meanwhile, if you aren’t locked in with the idea of working from home every day, your productivity and enthusiasm may decrease, which ultimately leads to less money earned.
Working essentials (e.g., established payment method, reputable profile, etc.), on the other hand, may set you back for a couple of days or weeks, but will surely pay later on.
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Overall, there’s good money to be made with work from home jobs Philippines has to offer.
With a great deal of patience and perseverance, you can work your way from mundane, low-paying jobs to highly sustainable ones – especially the ones we mentioned that let you work from home.
How did you start your work-from-home career? Do you have pieces of advice to fellow Pinoys who are considering jumping from their corporate jobs to working remotely?
Enlighten us in the comments below!
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