If you’re trying to find ways to make money online in the Philippines, this article is for you. Earning money online is one of the main source of income or sideline for many of the Pinoys here in the Philippines and around the globe now.
In the age of technology today, almost everything can be done via online. For as long as you are connected to the internet, everything seems to be possible when it comes to accomplishing tasks.
There are a lot of Filipinos who earn money online in the Philippines in different ways. Some of them make a big hit and are earning their living online. Some were able to leave their job and work online in any time they want and in any place they want.
Online Filipino freelancers are everywhere. And as the time goes by, success stories of Filipino who made fortunes online are increasing.
If you’re looking for information to make money online, here are the top 3 major ways to make money online in the Philippines.
3 major ways to make money online in the Philippines
Make money online tip#1 Sell your services
Selling your services is the most fastest way you can make money online in the Philippines. This means that you are going to provide a service (your time and skills) in exchange with the compensation (mostly in U.S dollars).
Let say you have skills and experience in programming and web development, you can really make a lot of money online even when you’re in the Philippines.
If you got skills in writing, you can also earn a lot of money online by applying to major online job services. You can have this as a sideline if you have your full time job. This way you can increase your income while keeping your budget.
Virtual assistants are also in demand these days. Imagine you are working on an International companies at the comfort of your home with your boxer short or pajama.
Not only this, the main benefit of working online is you don’t need to travel and suffer the never ending traffic in the metro or squeeze like a lemon in the MRT (which always failed by the way).
There’s a lot of other opportunities to have a job online or sell your services online. Two of the major online job portal is odesk.com and elance.com. Odesk and Elance are the 2 most famous freelance website you can apply.
Lots of job and project being offered on these sites and they are very reliable. You can search job offer in category you are expert with and start applying. A lot of Filipino are making money online in the Philippines from these websites.
I even watched a news on tv that a Filipino in the province made millions of pesoses by working in Odesk online in the Philippines. He is a very good programmer and his clients are one of the top international companies that outsourcing their projects. No wonder he made those millions in a year.
Here are jobs/project category from Odesk and Elance. If you got skills and talent in any of these, register with them and start making money online even when you are here in the Philippines.
Not only these websites, there are also online job marketplace which are owned by Pinoys. Made by the Filipino for the Filipinos. Here are 2 examples of them where you can also apply for a freelance work and sell your services online.
199jobs.com – A simple online market place that offer digital product and services for only 199 pesos.
raket.ph – It’s also an Philippine online marketplace for freelancers
If you planning to earn money on the side without quitting your job, this may be a great option since you will just work from your home. It will increase your income and you’ll be able to reach your financial goals sooner.
Make money online tip#2 Sell your stuff (Physical Products)
This is also one of the easiest way to make money online in the Philippines. This means that you’re going to registered in an online auction or buy and sell website and create a profile.
So many ways but the concept is to let every one online knows that you’re selling a product. Then you can exchange messages with the prospective client on how to deal with the transaction.
If you got stuff that you’re not using and you don’t need, you can sell them. Sabi nga ng isang website commercial, “ang ‘di mo ginagamit ibenta mo na”. You know what’s that website right?
There’s a lot of Filipino made money online by selling their stuff. You can create your product if you want or sell things and stuff you owned. You can sell almost everything too like smart phones, tablets, old shoes, cabinet etc.
Some of Pinoys are doing this as business. They buy and sell stuff and things online and making a lot of money. Try this one if you’re looking for an extra cash.
Make money online tip#3 Sell information or digital products
Selling stuff online is not limited to physical product and/or in the Philippines. One of the hot online business right now is selling digital or information products online.
You can make a lot of money by selling information or digital products online in the Philippines. Not only that, you’re customers are not limited only in the Philippines.
You can sell in any part of the WORLD as long as they are connected in the internet. PLUS, yes there is a big plus, you can sell your product (digital and information) in as MANY TIMES as possible.
PLUS, you can sell them even when you sleep or you’re not there. Whoaaa! This would be the best business and source of income you’ll have. This can make you rich if done correctly.
I know a lot of bloggers who made wealth in an online business like this, you can be one of them.
One of the hottest digital and information product being sold right now is ebook or a digital version of book. This is is portable document (mostly in PDF file) that contains the same information as a physical book.
The great advantage of this is it is cheap compared to physical book and you can read it in your smartphone or tablet or in your computer. You can bring it anywhere as many as thousands of them without adding weight to your backpack.
Ebook are not only fiction and story books but tutorials, instructions, how to’s and any other form of information compiled and saved as ebook. This is another way of making money online in the Philipines.
We will create more focused article on ebook and making money from it in the future so stay tuned.
Another great digital product or information you can sell are videos. Yes! You heard it right. You can create informative videos and sell them online. Many people are making money online by selling instructional and informative videos.
If you know how to make videos, try to search for a specific problem and create a series of tutorials how it will be solve and surely you’ll make a lot of money online in the Philippines.
The best way to sell information or digital product is to have a platform or place where you can sell them, most common way are to build a website or a blog.
After creating a website or blog, all you need to do is to drive people (traffic) to your site and convince them to buy your products. It is something the same with traditional business like you need to have a sales person (sales page) and cashier (payment gateway) to process the transaction for you.
The big difference is you just need to setup all the work upfront and it can function them on their own. It will be automated. Learning how to do this take time but if you are determined and do your best and never give up, time will come you can build this business.
For now, invest in yourself first to develop skills and talents for this business.
These are the 3 major ways on how you can earn money online in the Philippines. I know there are other ways but most likely they are belong to these 3 major categories.
Earning money online is not difficult. You just need to be creative and resourceful and sure enough you’ll be able to add additional income to your budget. Of course you first need to have an internet connection before you start.
But the most important ingredients are your passion and eagerness to reach your dream or goal of earning money online even in the Philippines.
In future articles, I will share more specific ways and step by step tutorials on how to really make money online in the Philippines.
For now, just browse the websites mentioned above to make yourself familiar on how they works. Once you’re familiar, start small and make progress along the way. Earning money online is not easy. But it is also not hard. The most important thing is we are willing to do our best to make it happen. It takes time. It is a journey.