If pandemic and COVID-19 were the buzzwords of 2020, so too was side hustle, a means of making money alongside one’s main form of employment or income. For millions of Filipinos, who either received pay cuts or lost their jobs altogether due to the strict lockdowns and quarantine measures against the deadly coronavirus, side hustles are a godsend as well as a necessity to surviving these challenging times.
So if you’re looking for ways to augment your income, or you just want to keep busy (and productive) while waiting for potential job offers, click on these online sites for your choice of money-making opportunities. (Read: 5 Side Hustle Jobs That Won’t Break The Bank)
Online Side Hustle: Carousell.ph
Formerly known as OLX, the platform for buying and selling goods and services offers a wide range of categories to peddle your wares (from fashion, jobs & services, and hobbies & games to big-ticket items like cars & property, electronics & mobiles, and home & living). Unload your closets of clothes you never wore, de-clutter your space of books, furniture, appliances, and other items that others might find useful—and make money while you’re at it.
Online Side Hustle: Transcriptionstaff.com.ph
Got mad typing skills? Check out the site of the leading BPO wholesale supplier of transcription services to the leading transcription companies worldwide. You’ll need to take a 2-minute transcription test first, but if you pass, enjoy a flexible work-from-home schedule, weekly payments via PayPal, and the perk of choosing your projects.
Online Side Hustle: Virtualstaff.ph
A virtual assistant (VA) is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. If that still sounds broad to you, here’s what you could be doing if someone hires you from this website for job-hunting VAs. (Read: 3 Celebrities Who Worked as Service Crew Before Entering Showbiz)
“Common tasks include writing articles, forum posts, blogs, and other content, you might be doing SEO and link building (if that’s your skill), perhaps you might be doing telemarketing, or customer support through live chat and email. Maybe programming, WordPress, or web development? Or it could be that your listing products on Amazon or eBay, doing competitor research, or managing PPC (pay-per-click) accounts. The list is huge and the opportunities for online jobs in the Philippines with VirtualStaff.ph are huge.”
Online Side Hustle: Onlinejobs.ph
Can’t find the side hustle you’re looking for? Perhaps you have many skills. Go over this site, which presents a diverse array of online job opportunities—video animator/creator, appointment setter, e-commerce bookkeeper, social media manager, and content writer, to name a few. Onlinejobs.ph was created by a group of Americans specifically for Filipinos, because as they discovered from the first Filipino they hired in 2006, “he would do anything we ask him to do.” In short, Filipinos are hardworking, take directions, and are an asset to anyone who hires them. (Read: 5 Ways to Ace a Job Interview, According to Millennial HR Manager)