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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

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
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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
Run & Grow

How to Get Clients to Pay You Upfront

That feeling of getting short-changed is probably the worst feeling possible

Is there anything worse for a freelancer than waiting for a client to pay their invoice? It’s one of the most stressful moments that freelancers and business owners must endure. Besides not being able to pay your bills, that feeling of getting ...

by Due  | March 29, 2017 12:00:00
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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
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(Infographic) The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing

Freelancing is a great career full of many opportunities

Freelancers are becoming a large part of the national economy. These entrepreneurs are adding to the GDP (which helps us all) and their efforts and mindset are helping many talented individuals become masters of their own destiny and carve out a satisfying, lucrative career. ...

by Due  | January 09, 2017 12:00:00
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Startup Takes Care of HMO, Insurance, and Taxes for Freelancers promises to take the hassles out of applying for insurance and paying taxes, among other things founders Jojy Azurin, Hannah Crisostomo and Diego Jose RamosToday’s always-on and wired lifestyle has changed the game for entrepreneurs. The lowered cost of data plans and the prevalence of Wi-Fi hotspots in the metro have allowed professionals to work remotely. The ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | December 27, 2016 11:00:00
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Infographic: How Much Should You Charge for Your Freelancing Gigs

Working for yourself is hard enough, and then you have to figure out how much to charge for your services

One of the hardest things about being a freelancer is figuring out how much you’re going to charge your clients. And with 35 percent of the US workforce being self-employed today, it’s become a growing concern for nearly 55 million Americans.Whether you’re in ...

by Rose Leadem  | December 05, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How to navigate freelancing when you have a day job

It can be tough but digital tools are making it possible and easier

Many people have some experience juggling two jobs at the same time, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always go to plan.The tech industry recently saw an example of this play out in real-time. Tech news site The Verge made an announcement after discovering ...

by Greg Waldorf  | November 14, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

A freelancer’s shot in the dark: Looking into a Pinoy lensman’s career-risking move to Japan

A local food photographer proves that it is possible to build his dream career abroad

While his career continued to show promise in the Philippines, food and lifestyle photographer Justin de Jesus did what he considered to be the most sensible thing to do: he left to work in another country.It was a decision naturally criticized by ...

by Angelo Cantera  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
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5 reasons why your creativity is your greatest business asset

The threat of AI, robots replacing workers should be your cue to following your passion

We’re all growing familiar with the ways in which automation, big data, AI and machine learning are slowly replacing human jobs. While the general tone up until now has been somewhat negative toward this sort of change, there is a growing number ...

by Sheila Eugenio  | October 14, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

7 ways to make extra income even with a full-time job

Eliminate financial stress by earning on the side

Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans' health nationwide. And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money – not just those in lower-income households. Furthermore, ...

by Sujan Patel  | September 28, 2016 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Should you work for yourself? (Infographic)

Take your pick ”" stability or independence

You may worry that working at a big company is holding you back, but the benefits can be seductive. Stepping out into the world of freelancing, or setting up your own business can be a treacherous path to take. Fraught with financial ...

by Jennifer Gueringer  | September 26, 2016 05:00:00