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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

I Built My Multimillion-Dollar Side-Hustle While Working a Full-Time Job and So Can You

Juggling a side hustle alongside a full-time commitment will stretch you in every way possible, but the rewards are even more fulfilling

According to estimates, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle. You can see why. Side hustles are a low-risk way to earn extra cash or explore a passion -- and there’s always the chance they could become full time.I launched mine ...

by Raj Jana  | October 15, 2018 06:00:00
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
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
Business Ideas

This Former Teacher's Smart Strategy Helped Her Earn Around Php150,000/Month Online

From being a freelance writer on LinkedIn, Virginia Bautista became the platform's only PH-based Trainer

We've all heard stories about women who have managed to make a living out of freelancing, but while being your own boss may seem like an intriguing possibility, not a lot of people are so eager to start over. You give up the convenience of ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | October 25, 2017 12:00:00
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
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
Startup Tips

6 Millennials Who Quit Their Day Jobs Share How They Did It

From CEO to freelance writer, these entrepreneurs bucked the trend and bet on themselves

For many full-time employees, millennials in particular, joining the gig economy is an alluring prospect. Understandably so.Being a member of the gig economy, while potentially risky, affords many of us the opportunity to quit our “real” jobs and travel the world while earning a living with unparalleled ...

by Ryan Robinson  | April 12, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Working from home gives you that cherished freedom, but plenty of distractions, as well

In 1986, I started my first company, Generic Computers, Inc., in a spare bedroom in my house. I worked at my corporate job during the day and on my new business in the evening. With the help of my significant other (and ...

by Mike Kappel  | February 08, 2017 07:00:00
Run & Grow

6 Benefits of Coworking With Strangers

Change your scenery, and you change your outlook

Freelancers and contractor writers operate as independent entrepreneurs, but that arrangement doesn't have to mean creating entirely in a vacuum. Gathering with other freelancers in a coworking environment can benefit professionals as well as their products. Coworking provides opportunities to observe and learn from colleagues who value ...

by Ann Smarty  | February 02, 2017 12:00:00