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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
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
Business Ideas

10 Money-Making Side Hustles Jobs You Can Start for Free or Cheaply

Thanks to technology, what used to be hobbies are now opportunities to make extra income.

Technological advancements have changed several aspects of modern society. For instance, having a side job is not a new concept. Thanks to technology, we can now choose from a huge variety of tasks that require different skills to help us make money ...

by Marsha Hunt  | September 15, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

8 Lucrative Careers You Can Start From Your Own Couch

The internet has given us the opportunity to start fruitful businesses from the comfort of our own homes.

Are you interested in working from home? Or better yet—work while traveling around the world with a steady and stable income. Can you finance your travels while also saving for the future? If this is one of your goals, you should start looking into starting an online career as ...

by Renzo Costarella  | September 14, 2017 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Why Work Only From Home? Here Are 17 Jobs You Can Do From Anywhere in the World

Home is where the heart is. Work is wherever the wi-fi is

For all those proverbial 9-to-5 cord-cutters out there who want to work from home or even travel the world as a digital nomad, there are boundless opportunities thanks to the rise of the internet. Today, no matter where you live or what your ...

by R.L. Adams  | September 07, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

PayPal Now Helps Freelancers, SMEs Bill Clients and Track Payments

Partnerships with GCash and Paymaya also let unbanked customers use the app

US-based digital payments company PayPal recently released new products and services catering to the over one million Filipinos who work as freelancers, or self-employed individuals who take on multiple on-demand jobs from various companies.“We’ve been very focused on this segment (freelancers) for ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 31, 2017 10:00:00