A lot of things went digital in today’s era and these changes gave many opportunities for people to earn money from home. Many company processes were also changed. Instead of hiring somebody full-time, companies now are outsourcing jobs overseas with much lower cost.
Does that mean digitization is good?
It actually depends on some factors. Say you’re in America and you are a software developer and you’re earning $5,000 USD every month, you might get hurt with these technological advances. US companies can now outsource software developer jobs in the Philippines for less than $1,000 USD a month.
It’s a win-win situation for me if I am a Filipino but sad story for me if I’m a US citizen. If I’m in the Philippines and my job is a Software Developer, given the same amount of salary, I’d rather choose the job from overseas and stay at home. Here are some of the best reasons why:
- I don’t need to wake up early
- I don’t need to face the traffic that keeps on getting worse every single year
- My working hours is more flexible
- I can stay whole day with my family
- I can workout my hobbies and other activities
- Less pressure & stress
There’s just so many good things you can have if you’ll work at home. Of course there are disadvantages too if you’ll go this path. Your discipline and working ethics might suffer because no one is looking around. You need to be entirely self motivated. You’ll miss hanging out with co-workers, eating and chatting with them, and etc.
So if you feel like working at home instead of going everyday in the office, here’s a list of my top 10 work from home jobs in the Philippines.
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Top 10 Work From Home Online Jobs in Philippines
1. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistant is basically an online job where you will apply for directly or through outsourcing websites. From website development, social media management, graphics design, video editing, down to just simple copy-paste type of works, you can earn a lot at the very comfort of your home.
Virtual Assistant is typically abbreviated as VA. The starting rate for virtual assistant jobs in the Philippines is around $3 USD per hour. If you’re an experienced VA, it can go as high as $25 per hour or more.
Philippines is now becoming the go to country of business owners who want to hire for short-term and even long term contracts. With the neutral english accent and friendly nature of Filipinos, a lot of foreign businesses preferred to work with Filipinos instead of others.
The only thing you need in order to get started as VA is first to know yourself where you’re good at so you can place yourself in a position where you can earn the most. Next is to get a stable internet connection, a computer, headphone and mic, and that’s about it!
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2. Social Media Manager
This is under Virtual Assistant but I’ll put this here as a separate entry because it entails a lot of things. Becoming a social media manager is no easy task for it needs social, emotional, and technical skills as well.
Social media became a powerful alternative to television advertisements. Because of its being low cost, small businesses can now harness the similar advertising power of television around 20 years ago. Social media gave small business owners the capability and power to compete with big businesses that can’t be done back then.
Here are some of the things you need to have in order to become a social media manager:
- Graphics Production
- Customer Service Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Running Ad Campaign
- Ins and outs of different social media platforms