The “gig economy” is only about to grow stronger.
The coronavirus pandemic is putting into the spotlight most of the systemic problems that have been shaping the working life for most people. More professionals are joining the “gig economy” for additional income or a change of pace in their work.
The term usually refers to the hiring of independent and short-term talents by businesses. Usually composed of freelancers, gig workers, independent contractors, and free agents, this work setup allows workers to work from anywhere in the world.
The Future of Work Might Be At Home
The future of work is here — most likely in the confines of your own home.
This pandemic has allowed firms and organizations to enable work remotely and from the safe spaces of homes.
In the 2019 Global Gig Economy Index, the Philippines ranks 6th as the fastest-growing market for the gig industry. While the global economy is taking a dip, knowing where to find suitable freelance jobs is crucial.
Luckily, online platforms make it possible for more people to work from home and practice social distancing.
Today, we will be listing down resources to find freelance jobs for your next gig to help Filipino freelancers find work opportunities online.
For Pinoy Freelancers
These websites are either Philippine-based or have offices in the country, and are genuinely focused on hiring Filipino freelancers.
This is a Filipino online marketplace where buyers and sellers can get digital services quickly at an affordable rate of PHP 199. They aim to give people a quick and easy way to earn extra income via rackets.
How to Start:
199Jobs’s website is very user-friendly. You can easily register either via the email address or Facebook Connect. After posting a job you are going to offer, buyers can look at your profile, which should contain important information about your experiences and the service you are selling.
To know more, here are the sellers’ common questions posted on their site.
Since 2011, this online platform has been catering to the needs of the Chinese people when it comes to conversational English.
The quality online English lessons are conducted by Filipinos who, according to Founder Jack Huang, are the perfect online English teachers. This is because they have high English proficiency and happy and friendly nature.
How to Start:
To join the growing community of 51Talk teachers across the Philippines, you just need to accomplish an application form and have an interview with the 51Talk recruitment team. The whole application process can be done after three days, depending on your availability.
They also specified the following requirements for a teacher:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Proficiency in speaking the English language with a neutral accent
- A valid diploma or proof of graduation, NBI clearance, and a government-issued ID
- Experience in teaching English to young learners or foreigners (ESL/EFL) is an advantage.
- A teaching certificate like TESOL, TEFL, etc. or a professional teacher’s license is preferred.
Click here to know more about the required working schedule, technical requirements, and other frequently asked questions.
Similar to 51Talk, AcadSoc is an online education platform that offers one-on-one English classes. Based in Shenzhen, China, the company now has branches in the Philippines, Hong Kong, London, and New York.
How to Start:
To be a home-based online English teacher under AcadSoc, you need to send in an application. Approved applications are then interviewed, given an offer, and undergo a teaching training to obtain a TESOL certification. Only then is an applicant certified to be qualified as an online teacher.
On their website, you can find full details on the job, payments and benefits, the interview process, and all about the TESOL certificate.
A Filipino-owned online English school with headquarters in Japan, it currently ranks number one in teaching Japanese professionals. Bizmates is aggressively looking for individuals to teach business English using their own methodology.
How to Start:
Their application process has six main steps, according to their website: the application, English test, interview, video training, a demo lesson, and finally, teaching. They also have a list of responsibilities and responsibilities for potential candidates. You may take a look and submit your application here.
- Engoo Tutor (formerly Bibo Global Opportunity)
Another online English teaching platform, Engoo has teachers in more than 70 countries worldwide. They offer a flexible schedule of teaching, similar to the ones we have above. You can turn in your online application here.
How to Start:
Engoo has listed the following requirements on their site:
- At least 18 years old
- Proficient in English
- Headset and webcam
- Laptop or desktop
- High-speed internet connection
Their application process also requires a complete demo lesson based on what you have learned from their training materials. Read more about them here.
Ranging from website development, graphic design, logo design to writing, this website hosts a platform that gives opportunities to those who want to hire and work. It has an extensive database of global freelancers who list themselves to be hired.
How to Start:
It is straightforward. You simply need to sign up and complete your profile. As a freelancer, you will be able to choose the skills you are willing to sell on the site. You can also select projects you will bid on and decide if you want to have one with a fixed or hourly mode of payment.
Projects are listed and are readily available on the site once you sign up. Premium membership also gives you more opportunities for more bids.
According to their statistics, around 45,000 seekers signed up on their website last month. Online Jobs PH is a job board for Filipino virtual workers of all skill levels. The only requirement they need is you have to be over 18 years of age and legally allowed to work.
How to Start:
Before working, you will first need to create an account. Connecting one’s Facebook account has also been required recently to increase the identification proof and ID trust score.
The more information you provide, the easier it will be for future clients and employers to determine your legitimacy. To know more, read up on their frequently received questions.
Building your online ESL career has never been easier. Through Rare Job, a company established since 2007; you can easily teach English to Japanese students using Skype. They help around 15,000 Filipinos experience the conveniences of working from home.
How to Start:
RareJob allows working under flexible hours, as long as the schedule matches your student. After registration, you will be screened through an online English proficiency test and an interview. Once you pass, you will be asked to attend the New Tutor Onboarding Program.
If this opportunity interests you, you may look at their full list of required skills and qualifications, as well as their technical requirements here.
Similar to the previous sites, Remote Staff PH aims to empower remote working relationships between their staff and clients. They have an all-Filipino in-house team as well as a Remote Working Skills Development Program.
Their promise includes a payroll guarantee aside from being a job matching service provider. They will also register you as a self-employed professional at no cost while paying for your SSS, Pag-IBIG, and PhilHealth.
How to Start:
It is very simple. Sign Up for an account, undergo a skills test, and get interviewed. Once you are a part of their staffing pool, you will be introduced to a client who may also interview you. Know more by clicking here.
VAT caters to small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and other parts of the world. If you sign up and work as a Virtual Assistant in VAT, you will be able to deal with clients both locally and internationally.
How to Start:
You may fill out this application and decide if you want to work part-time or full-time. To submit the form, you should be able to upload your resume or curriculum vitae, as well as a short audio or video of you introducing yourself.
If you have more questions, you may refer to their FAQs page here or schedule a free phone consultation with them.
Since 2011, Virtual Coworker has placed thousands of its staff. They offer long term jobs that can last from three months to many years. Unlike other job sites, their process of entry is a little bit different.
How to Start:
You should first register in their Candidate Portal. Applications can take five to seven business days, as you will need to be interviewed by the client you are applying for as well. If unsuccessful, you will be endorsed to other roles that fit your qualifications.
What are you waiting for? Sign up via their website and easily look for your first client.
Writers PH is a leading international research company with both clients and professionals worldwide. While it narrows down the jobs you can get, there are still different kinds of writing you can do that matches your skills.
How to Start:
To begin, you need to accomplish their sign up form, pass their online test, and wait for their acceptance. You need to upload your resume or CV, a copy of your identification card, as well as a clear photo of your university diploma.
To put you on board, they will send you an email with your login details. You can immediately see the job orders posted by several clients, and choose a post to bid on. Sign up here!
International Job Marketplaces
While these websites do not have a local office, many Filipinos are currently finding clients and freelance work here, mostly at international rates.
This is a great place to find home-based work and pay zero fees. Outsourcely is 100% free for remote workers while it connects you to startups who are looking to fill long-term remote positions.
As this has a broader platform, having skills in two fields can benefit you as more clients are looking for multi-skilled remote workers. You can take a look at some of the vacancies on their website without needing to sign up.
Probably one of the most popular freelancing sites, Upwork has an extensive database of professional freelancers that can get the job done. It is one of the pioneers in the work-from-home arena and requires its workers to present a portfolio that hirers can look at.
You can immediately get started by signing up and browsing their top freelance jobs by skill or category.
With claims to be the largest remote community in the whole world, it is the number one destination to find an online job. It offers high level and high paying jobs for US applicants, but they also consider people from the Philippines, depending on the skill and experience.
You can know more about their remote onboarding processes here.
Unlike the other sites, this is a trusted online community for developers to learn and share their programming knowledge. It is primarily a site for programmers, and all tasks are related to software development only.
While the site is also known mostly for its fora where its members can talk, it also boasts a job listing that does not contain any fake listing. They also have a list of global companies that are hiring. Click here to learn more.
Also a worldwide community of freelancers, this site is a market-leading company. They are looking for chemical, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers. Robotics experts, IT specialists, mathematical and statistical analysts are also in demand to fulfill order requests from customers worldwide!
In signing up with their platform, the Diploma or Transcript of Records from your university is mandatory.
This is a smaller platform compared with the others where you can go to find jobs and contracts. Here, freelancers are hired by the hour or project.
To apply, you need to complete an online application. Once approved, you can immediately gain access to an international client community. The only catch is for you to create an excellent and comprehensive profile that would attract international clients.
Offer your skills at your best price by beginning here.
Here, you can be a freelance logo or graphic designers where potential clients you will be working for can choose the design they wish to use. Then, the winning designer will get paid.
To become a designer, you can enter a competition just like what was stated above or work directly with clients. Apply now!
It is an online marketplace that provides logo, website, print, and graphic design services to freelance graphic designers and design studios around the world. Designers are categorized by type, country, and city.
You can sign up as a designer and start earning here.
Another designer platform, it is one of the largest marketplaces in the world for crowdsourced logo design, web design, print design, product design, naming, and other writing services.
To be a creative, you have to register on their website. Although they are not accepting new registrations right now, it will still help to be on their waitlist.
Starting in the Netherlands in 2009, this platform is very similar to 99designs. They also have contest holders who can start design competitions for logos and graphics for business use.
You may register with your Google account or simply make your own through their website.
With Hire the World, you can get access to thousands of freelance designers from all over the world. Similar to the previous platforms, this is intended for designers who want to share their designs.
To sign up, you can connect your Facebook account and get started immediately.
Similar to previous freelance platforms, remote workers can post their skills here. The base price for any job here is at 5 USD. The main difference here is their platform is available in the Google Play Store and Apple Store so you can check for opportunities even through other mobile applications.
To join, you simply need to sign up, fill out your profile, and begin your search for jobs.
Turn audio and video into high-quality text, then get paid. Transcribe Me! offers a unique opportunity for a community of transcriptionists to work from home, have regular payouts, and have a steady workstream.
An important thing is the platform requires Google Chrome for its Workhub to work well. To know more about being their transcriptionist, just click here!
Unique from the rest of the platforms featured here; this portal caters to those who want to help students around the world on their research and academic writing. The site offers a great variety of writing orders on different topics.
Their freelancers get paid from USD 3.5 to USD 10 per page. The workload can also be managed on-the-go with their modern mobile application.
To apply, fill out their form, pass the language test, and get access to the list of available job orders, and start earning money.
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