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 are now outsourcing home based jobs in the Philippines 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 that online 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 (Hooray for stay-at-home moms!!)
- 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 14 work from home jobs in the Philippines.
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Top 14 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 for business owners who want to hire home based freelancers 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 this job 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
- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
3. Call Center Representative
Call center industry in the Philippines is huge due to the english proficiency of the Filipino people. You can choose whether to be placed in an outbound or inbound type of work.
Outbound calls include payment inquiries, advisories, problem resolution, account inquiries, add-on selling, collection and telemarketing. Inbound calls include inquiries, technical support, sales and other customers services.
Many companies provide free online training so there will be no worries if you’re a newcomer in this industry. This is a good opportunity for stay at home moms and dads, students, disabled people, retired people, and anybody who wish to work from home and make significant income to support their needs.
4. Web Designer & Developer
This is one of the online jobs you can get while staying at home that is very much in demand in the Philippines. If you want to become a web designer or developer, you need to work hard learning different coding languages and Photoshop.
A guy who is more on design might want to start with front-end development. However, if you’re into problem solving, logic, and creating database, you might want to focus on back-end type of works.
For front-end development, here’s the basic list of technologies you need to learn:
For back-end development:
- PHP, Java, .NET, Ruby, Phyton
- SQL, MySql
The list above are the basic things you need to learn. As you go along, you’ll encounter things like frameworks and other technologies that can help you expedite the process of the development. You will also encounter different frameworks that offers specific solution to specific needs.
This job is very exciting because what you know today may not be relevant the next two years. This job requires constant learning so you need to be very flexible and adaptable to rapid changes in technology.
If you’re into web development, you might want to read this post: Tips To Earn More Money as Freelance Web Developer
5. Graphic Artist/Designer
You might want to consider working as graphic designer if you are creative, techie, and artistic. There are several types of graphic artist/designer jobs out there and to give you some ideas, here are some creative fields you might want to get yourself into.
- Multimedia Designer
- Web Designer
- Logo Designer
- Photo Editing & Manipulation
- Digital Calligraphy
- UI/UX Designer
- Motion Graphics & Animation
One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd in this field is to create your own portfolio website. You can showcase your projects there. It’s a way to tell your prospect clients that you are serious about your craft.
Creating your own website or blog is super simple! You can check out this guide and simply follow everything that is written there. You can have your website under 30 mins for only around Php 200 per month.
6. App Developer
App developer is someone who turns coffee into codes. LOL. Kidding aside, App Developer is someone who creates, tests, software mobile or desktop environment.
Application Developers usually work in teams working for different areas of the project: Planning, Design, Engineering, Production, Quality Assurance, and etc.
To become an App developer you need wide range of skills:
- Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
- Communication and Teamwork Skills
- Creativity and Technical Skills
- Programming Languages
With the ever growing community and technological advances for mobile platforms, app developers will be there for long. If you want to dive into this kind of job, you can start by creating self-initiated projects at your home. You might not know you might be the next big name in the app industry.