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With Average Freelancing Pay of Php25k a Month, Are Gigs a Viable Alternative to Jobs?

While pay levels are not much different, the flexible hours attract many to try freelance work

Though seen by many as physically and emotionally stressful, jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, particularly in call centers, remain a top choice for most college graduates in the Philippines because of the industry's higher than average pay.According to the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Signs Your Freelance Business is Ready to Go Full-Time

If you really feel that freelancing is the right choice for you initially, take the leap and just do it.

 When starting my career as a designer, I never dreamed I would end up actually running my own business. Quite content in my full-time job at a web design company, I enjoyed the work, had a great relationship with my colleagues and ...

by Keren Lerner  | October 16, 2018 07:00:00
Startup Tips

What You Need To Succeed In The Filipino "Raket" Culture

Plus pointers in making your side business work

Did you know that one of two American millennials have side hustles or side businesses? If that sounds impressive, consider this: in the Philippines, almost eight out of 10 working people have a side job or “raket” on top of their main jobs.According ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 27, 2018 10:00:00
Business Ideas

This PH Startup Reinvented Online English Teaching to Make It Super Affordable

Learntalk provides part-time jobs for Filipinos able to help non-native speakers learn English

A 2015 study by The Washington Post estimated that there are 527 million native speakers of the English language in the world, putting it third behind Chinese and Hindi-Urdu. However, the same study said that there are 1.5 billion people who are ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 23, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Grab PH to Subsidize Drivers Earning Less Than Breakeven Fare Amid Adverse LTFRB Rules and Higher Fuel Prices

The transport network company expects to shell out Php100 million a month for the subsidy

Transport network company Grab Philippines announced on June 18 that it would subsidize all its drivers who will earn less than the breakeven fare amid tougher regulations from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and rising fuel prices.The company estimates ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 19, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

How Direct Selling Helped This Engineer-Turned-Beauty Consultant Make Enough to Buy a Condo, Build Rental Apartments and Travel Abroad Each Year

April Oraiz-Rivera left a telecoms job to become a cosmetics reseller for Mary Kay. She never looked back

April Oraiz-Rivera served as an engineer in a telecommunications company for five years before she became a beauty consultant for Mary Kay PhilippinesEngineering is one of the most highly coveted jobs in the country. So when then 25-year-old licensed engineer April Oraiz-Rivera ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 18, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

PH Ranks Near Bottom in List of Best Countries For Young Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

Set yourself up for success abroad

Forget debates about whether you should plant roots on one of the U.S. coasts or flock to the middle of the country to forge astartup hub. If you’re thinking about making a move to pursue entrepreneurship, look beyond American borders.Expert Market, a ...

by Lydia Belanger  | March 19, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Don't Believe These Six Myths About the Freelance Life

Think freelancers have easy, flexible lives? Think again

Six years ago, I quit my desk job. My friends were divided by two thought channels: No. 1: Are you crazy? and No. 2: What are you going to do with your life?Weeks -- maybe even months -- before my resignation,  I ...

by Hilary Sheinbaum  | March 05, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Over Half of Freelancers in PH, Southeast Asia Have Experienced Not Getting Paid, Study Says

Paypal survey says 48% say they are not taken seriously due to ”?"payment issues”

More than half of freelancers based in Southeast Asia have experienced not being paid for their work and services, a survey from online payments system PayPal revealed.Published on March 1, Thursday, the Global Freelancer Survey tallied 11,324 participants across 22 markets worldwide, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 01, 2018 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Learn How to Become a Badass Freelancer With RaketChick

You'd need a sanity- and survival-planner

Freelancing has become popular among young folks in the Metro, and it's easy to see why. You can work from home (in your pajamas), sleep in until the middle of the day (depending on your workload), and deal with multiple projects at ...

by Christa De La Cruz for  | December 24, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

How to Get the Respect You Deserve as a Freelancer

No job is perfect, and freelancing poses its own unique set of challenges

This story originally appeared on SkillcrushThe life of a freelancer is one of flexibility and freedom. You can set your own hours, choose your own clients and be your own boss. And with all of the perks of working remotely that come from a ...

by Skillcrush  | November 29, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

These Are the Skills Freelancers Need Most to Make an Impact Right Now

You might want to check out Blockchain, cybersecurity and AI

The future of work is constantly evolving. Like it or not, technology remains a massive disruptor across industries. Change in the workplace is not only coming, it’s already here, and you want to make sure you’re on top of the skills that ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 24, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Pinoy Freelancers Can Now Find Work Faster on JobStreet’s Special Page for Home-Based Jobs

Initiative seen to benefit around a million home-based job seekers in the Philippines

According to experts, there are now roughly around one million freelancers in the Philippines, most of whom are relying on jobs and projects offered online. The growth has created a domino effect in other industries as well. Fintech firms and companies, including ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 15, 2017 10:00:00