Hey guys! How are you holding up? If you ever find yourself stuck at home doing nothing much, why not try doing some online job to make extra money from home? Read on as I share some tips and tricks to score an online job!

I know it sucks that we have to be locked down but it’s the only way to stop the spread of this pandemic. Never have I imagined such a thing will ever happen to us. It was only a few weeks ago that we were all looking forward to a positive start of the year – and now here we are. Locked down in our own homes. My thoughts and prayers go out to all our dearest frontliners.

As more people are on a work from home arrangement because of the mandated community lockdown by the Philippine government, there are instances that tasks/projects are not as many and urgent compared to normal workdays. So they actually have more time nowadays. Instead of wasting precious time, there are many things you can do to be more productive. One of those is to earn money from home!

Online Jobs For Filipinos 2020

If you’re wondering if online jobs from home in the Philippines are legit – good news, they are! Truth be told, I used to be one of those skeptical about it, too. But ever since I landed a full-time work from home job stint after quitting my corporate job, I turned into an advocate and a believer!

I also always get asked – uy paano ba ‘yan? How do you do it? Is it legit? Do you really get paid? And a whole lot of questions!

So here I am sharing my knowledge! It’s the least I could do in times like this. I hope I can inspire others and help those who are looking to earn extra income while locked down at home because of the coronavirus.

Your Ultimate Guide To Finding An Online Job

Two types of online jobs that you should know

First things first. Let’s quickly discuss the difference between the two common types of online jobs.

  • Remote employee

This is where a company offers you a work from home online job and expects you to do specific work for a specific number of hours in a day. In short, it’s pretty much like working in an actual office Mondays thru Fridays, except you’re doing it in the comforts of your own home. It can be part-time or full-time and it all depends on what the employer is looking for. Always ask if the position is available for part-time if you can’t commit to the regular 8 working hours per day that most full-time home-based jobs require.

  • Freelancer

This is where you offer your services to potential clients and do the work from home. Usually when people talk about “work from home,” freelancing is what comes to mind. It’s the most common type of work from home. If you have a specific skill that you can offer then now is the best time to take advantage of work from home opportunities! Are you a graphic designer? Programmer? SEO? Social media manager? Admin (virtual assistant)? Most companies are constantly in need of these people in a short-term or project-based term. With this setup, you don’t have to be tied with just one company or client!

Online Jobs For Filipinos

It’s important to identify first if you want to take the remote employee route or the freelancer route. Ask yourself how much extra time do you have? Do you have the whole day? Only a portion of the day? Or do you want to work any time and day as you please?

You can read this article to learn more about the difference between the two and to find out the pros and cons in detail.

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How can I get an online job?

It’s actually the same process as applying to any job! First, you have to prepare your updated resume, cover letter, and portfolio (if needed). Also, know your specific skills and talents — only apply to jobs you have knowledge of. Then join sites, look for an opening, and submit your application. I listed down the sites below [or you can click here to jump to that section].

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What is the best online job?

Technically, there is no BEST online job because it will all depend on the specific skillsets that you already have. So instead, here’s a list of common online jobs that most companies and clients are outsourcing.

  • Project Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager/Analyst
  • Web Content Manager/Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Graphic Artist/Designer
  • Online English Teacher/ESL Tutor
  • Sales Account Executive
  • Web Designer & Developer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Video Producer/Editor
  • Copywriter
  • SEO Specialist
  • Human Resources (HR) Manager
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative (Home-based CSR)
  • Client Services Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • App Developer
  • Quality Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Transcriptionist
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Translator/Interpreter

If you can’t see yourself fit in any of the those listed above, don’t fret! There’s still hope for you! Check out the sites I listed below on where to find an online job and search from there. Or jump to this section to know how you can get an online job with no experience.

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Where can I find legit online jobs?

There are many ways to find online jobs! The most basic – and pretty much obvious but people don’t seem to utilize that much – is to ask around! Post online, you never know if that former school mate of yours is looking for the exact service you’re offering! You can also join Facebook groups where they post vacant online jobs. These communities normally have very supportive members and they pass around info on available jobs.

Work From Home Online Jobs For Filipinos 2020

Aside from those two options, you can also search for online jobs from these legit sites.

  • OnlineJobs PH – The job board for virtual workers in the Philippines.
  • Upwork – They expertly connect professionals and agencies to businesses seeking specialized talent.
  • Freelancer.ph – The world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by the number of users and projects.
  • LinkedIn – Your dream job is just a search away! Tip: use the filter option so only online jobs available are listed.
  • Jobstreet – It goes without saying that this is one of the most popular job sites in the Philippines!
  • Craiglist – It’s like an online bulletin board where clients and job seekers alike can post. What’s good about it is that there are local listings for Manila, Bacolod, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, Zamboanga, and many more!

You can also refer to this article from Work From Home Pinay where they listed down some more legit sites and explained each one in detail.

ALSO READ: Work From Home: Everything You Need to Know About Online Jobs PH and 3 Tips How To Get Hired Quickly

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How can I get an online job with no experience?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked – how can they start if they have no experience. And I always say you just have to start from somewhere. Your current field may not be something that can be “digitalized,” but you may possess some skill or talent that you can maximize.

Inspiring Online Job Success Story

I want to share an inspiring story from one of the doctors I know whose husband is also a doctor. She told me that when her husband is not on duty in the hospital, he writes medical articles for various health websites abroad. I mean wow! That’s a great example of how to make use of your spare time and skills wisely. I’m sure they didn’t have to earn on the side but the husband acknowledged his writing skills and found a way to make money out of it. Your profession and passion may not be the same always, so it’s important to know what sparks your interest.

Alternatively, you can learn new skills online so you can expand your knowledge. There are tons of online courses available for all sorts of topics. Two of my top choices are the following:

  • Coursera – Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.
  • Udemy – Study any topic, anytime. Choose from thousands of expert-led courses available.

There are also many online jobs available that often hire applicants with little-to-no experience. Try applying for online tutor jobs, online writing jobs, online editing jobs, online customer service jobs, virtual assistant jobs, and online data entry jobs.

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Do online jobs really pay?

Yes, of course! At least if you know where to find the legit ones. Always be careful with scams and never engage with a company/person asking for you to pay them. They should be the ones paying YOU.

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How do I know if an online job is legit?

If you found a potential client or company that you want to apply to, always do a background check! Google their company website and social media accounts (if any). As mentioned above, legitimate employers won’t charge to hire you – it should be the other way around. Run as far and fast as you could if someone is offering you some kind of quick rich scheme online jobs – most likely those are scams.

So there you have it! I hope you find these tips useful. Please do ask questions, I’m always ready to help! Good luck with your online job search! Stay safe and stay home! 💖

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About Hazel Salcedo

A digital marketer who’s always daydreaming about her next getaway. This wanderlust is living proof that traveling can be affordable! She’s traveled to many countries thanks to Piso fare flights. Read the 7 best seat sale hacks that worked for her.

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47 Comments

  1. This was such a great list of online job opportunities! I may have to look into some of them since today was my last day on the job for God knows how long unfortunately!

  2. Such a helpful post for those in need right now. There are a lot more jobs you can do from home than people realise I think. And it’s a great way to work on gaining an income, even if you can’t get enough work ot to pay the same as your old job at first, it’s something and adds a little purpose to the day instead of sitting around going crazy! x

    Sophie

  3. this is really helpful. will share this to my brother and a friend. im already working from home, my client is a foreigner but is based in PH, but since covid, he went back to his home country. but he says we’re all good for the next few months, buti na lang.

  4. I am a freelancer before and I worked as a Data Entry Specialist, VA, Web Researcher in Upwork from 2011 to 2017. And I can say magandang source of income itong online jobs. The more na masipag ka the more you’ll earn.

  5. Very informative! I am a Software Quality Assurance Engineer, and my employer implemented WFH since the Enhanced Community Quarantine. I also use Upwork and Freelance.ph for my QA sidelines, very legit. I would like to try Coursera, I thought may bayad sila and expensive kaya di ko pa natry kumuha ng course dun

  6. Really nice tips and guides for those who are in need for job right now. Finding online job is not a that easy but with your guide this would really help a lot.

  7. This is super helpful, especially during this time. I’m fortunate enough that my company supports work from home, but there are people out there who don’t have that option. Hope that they’ll read this article and put in the work to find a perfect job for them.

  8. Thanks to technology, it is possible for many people to work from home, or even get a job that allows it. I love all of these job ideas. You can still make money while being safe at home. I agree with you – there isn’t the best job. It really depends on what you are good at. Thanks for sharing all of these awesome resources!
    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  9. Thank you Hazel! I really needed this. Been trying to look for online jobs for week. What tips can you give to land a project? Thank you!

    1. Hi Ja! One advice I could give is to look for jobs that match your skills and something you think you will enjoy in the long run. Also, be sure to create a personalized cover letter per each company/client you apply to. 🙂

  10. Thank you for this! I just actually got two clients now since the start of lockdown! Got is really God and saved me from financial crisis. Let us all stay safe and good luck to all who are still searching for an online job!

  11. Wow there are a lot of online opportunities. I’m an English teacher so I often do online teaching sidelines when I have the time. I didn’t know about the other jobs. This is very informative post. Thanks!

  12. I already bookmarked this for future reference! I didn’t even know that there’s a difference between remote work vs freelance work. Thank you for the useful details!!!

  13. Thank you for this blog post! The pandemic has surely been so harsh on finances. I’m still in college but I think i need to start looking for an online job soon to help myself and my family huhu.

  14. This is great! I actually took up a course with Google and some other sites in the early days of lockdown. So maybe it’s about time I put them to good use, huh?

    I have a client and a full time profession but nothing wrong with having another side huse right? Especially with how times are so unpredictable right now!

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