A lot of people have been asking me about freelancing and work at home jobs they can apply for. To help you out, I compiled a list of work at home jobs that I have tried myself and you can try too! Don’t know where to start? Check out my post about 5 Legit Websites for Home Based Job Opportunities.
I have been working from home for the last five years–before I had kids, before I married, and even before I actually graduated from college. I love the idea of having control over my time as my work-life style allowed me to work, study, and travel! And now, of course, I get to do all these while taking care of my minis. :)
If you want to have more balance between work and life, perhaps you would want to consider working from home as well. There are many work at home job opportunities in the Philippines. I am emphasizing on that because a lot of people would tell me that it is super hard to find work at home jobs when it is actually not that difficult…if you are patient enough to look for those openings, of course.
To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of job opportunities you can try this coming year.
6 Work At Home Jobs You Can Try This Year
Copy Writing – This is where it all began for me. When I decided to give working from home a try in 2009, the first project I took on is copy writing for a US-based company. My rate back then was just $1 per hour, but I still gave my best because as a freelancer, you cannot afford to deliver poor results as that could put an end to your career. Since my client was very pleased with my work, he eventually raised my pay per article and referred me to his friends. By the end of the year, I was earning three to four thousand bucks per month working part-time. This is huge for a student!
Virtual Assistance – If you are willing to work on a fixed schedule, you can offer virtual assistance services to clients seeking administrative help or personal assistance. Depending on the type of work and the load your client will give you, you can earn at least PhP16,000 a month working from home! This can increase to over 25k if you include skills like sales, copy writing, graphics designing, etc.
Project Management – This is similar to being a virtual assistant except project management includes handling a team of (mostly) online workers. As a project manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that all output needed by the client will be delivered on time and with quality by the team members. If you have experience managing a team and using project management tools, then this is something you can try.
Social Media Accounts Management – Are you social media savvy? If you know how to make something trend, then try offering social media management services to businesses who need getting word out about their brand through social media channels. Just be sure that you truly understand how social media works and that you can provide your clients measurements.
Graphics Designing – Creating a unique and eye-catching design is a skill not everyone has. If you have a creative mind and can work your away around Photoshop, Illustrator, and the like, then I highly recommend that you offer graphics designing services. This is a service a lot of clients are looking for since having an in-house designer can be costly.
Real Estate – Now, this is something I have never tried but I see is very promising especially if you have experience in sales or is familiar with real estate, which is a booming industry in the Philippines.
Markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are experiencing booming real estate sectors, fueled by a growing middle-class and strong economic performance. Southeast Asian cities are seeing the fastest increase in apartment, condominium and commercial property prices across Asia. (Read full report here.)
With a trusted online real estate marketplace like Lamudi Philippines, brokers can reach millions of potential buyers immediately and manage their listings using the Lamudi platform all from the comfort of their homes.
The best part is, Lamudi Philippines offers a Broker Training Program for those who want to give earning from real estate a try. This program will introduce you to the industry and mold you to become a better broker so you can assist your clients better in finding the best property for their needs.
As you can see, there are so many work at home jobs you can try if you really want to make the shift. All you need to do now is just start somewhere. You do not need to jump into it right away. In fact, I suggest that you try it out part-time first while still working on your regular job. Once you figure out how it works and if you feel it can cover your lifestyle, then make the shift!