Online Jobs in the Philippines – What are they and where exactly can you find them?
I’ve personally been working online for almost two years now and I can promise you now that it’s a very rich field.
- There are literally thousands of jobs online available for Filipinos
- There is no limit to the field of online work you can apply for (accounting, writing, transcription, voice actor, illustration, etc…) although admittedly there are more jobs in the fields of programming, multimedia, writing and online administrative work
- It’s perfectly possible to sustain yourself and even your family with online work
- The money is real and the most common currency is US dollars
- It’s safe for so long as you protect your interests just like off line work
Where the hell can you find these online jobs that everyone is talking about?
You’ve probably heard the term, tried to look for it online but have been unsuccessful thus far. Or you could have done your initial search for online work and landed on this post of mine.
Whichever group it is that you belong to, I’m glad you’re here because I love to talk about the things I’m passionate about and that includes working online.
But let’s not talk about me. Let’s head directly to the issue of finding online work.
I’ve already talked in detail about Odesk in an earlier post which you can find here:
So just head on over there if you want to learn more about it. In the article above, I talk about the type of jobs you can get on Odesk and how their whole job category system works.
The reason why I’m promoting Odesk over the other freelancing sites is because they have one of the best systems I’ve encountered for online work.
What I like about the site is that it’s very easy to track your income and your work hours. They have an application that monitors how long you’ve worked and automatically bills the client. So you get paid for sure when you pick hourly jobs.
They do have fixed rate jobs as well and although the payment is not as guaranteed as hourly ones. I actually prefer these ones because I can take my time on projects and have better control over my schedule.
I’ve personally made some money on there although I only worked part time so It’s not as much as you’d expect. I worked there for about half a year I think, on and off.
You can check out my income transactions below:
You’ll have to forgive me for blurring out some parts. I worked as a freelance writer and most of the time I was a ghost writer. If you’re not familiar with the term, it basically means that I wrote blog posts and content for other people who then posted my worke on their sites and claimed them as their own.
So I can’t really disclose who I worked for since I’m not allowed to take credit for the work they bought from me, nor am I allowed to tell other people that they didn’t really write the content on their sites.
The reason I posted this is mainly to prove to you that you can earn money through Odesk and their system is pretty good at keeping you safe from scams. It’s not perfect but its better than most of the one’s I’ve tried.
Also I know that for half a years work I didn’t really earn much, but this was my first time dabbling in online work so my rates weren’t as high as they are now. Nor was I really looking for full time work. If you look at the transaction dates, you’ll notice that I wasn’t really working all the time.
I really just had a lot of time because I had to leave school mid semester and had nothing better to do. I remembered reading about Odesk and gave it a shot.
I have tried other networks but Odesk worked the best for me
I know I seem like I’m overly biased towards Odesk and that’s because I really am . Plus I have the most experience with this site compared to the other ones I’ve tried so I prefer to promote this because I can actually help if people ever have any issues.
Like I said, I have tried other sites like guru, freelancer, elance and some smaller ones. But I was never successful with them except for Craigslist. I enjoyed placing my own ads on Craigslist and just waiting for people to contact me for a change instead of me looking for new employers.
Anyway, I got my first online job on Odesk and they just came one after another and so I stayed. I never really liked the interface of the other sites as well so that was another reason for me sticking to Odesk.
This is all just personal opinion though so feel free to google those other sites and try them out for yourself. Find which one you’re comfortable with and put some time and effort into learning their system and building a good reputation there.
I already placed a link above that you can check out if you want to read more about Odesk but I’ll be placing it again below. I’ll also be adding another link that I wrote about how to get your first job on Odesk.
You might also be interested in reading this article:
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any more questions about finding work online or on Odesk. Like I said, I have been working online for a while now and I’d be more than happy to help if you’re having any problems.
Also if you know of any other place that people can go to for online jobs Philippines then please leave a comment so that viewers will get more options.
Thanks and Good Luck!!!
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