Freelancing jobs with work from home set-up has been an in-demand job recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, employers and business owners are forced to turn online and outsource employees to keep their business running amidst the pandemic.
Some of the most popular freelancing sites in the Philippines right now is Upwork, Onlinejobs.ph, Fiverr, Contra, and Freelancing.com, just to mention a few. However, the problem with these sites is that there is no guaranteed job. Additionally, you have to build your portfolio, submit a proposal to different job offers, and just pray. Also while competing against experienced and star-rated freelancers that got into the industry a little bit earlier than you.
First, let’s be honest. Most of the influencers and sites out there tell you that you don’t need to have a laptop or computer, and be English proficient to start. As a matter of fact, you do! Freelancing clients involve people from abroad. To be able to communicate properly, of course you have to be fluent in English. In addition, preparation of office documents which involves data-entry work likewise requires you to have a strong written command in English.
Secondly, freelancing also requires multi-tasking because of the nature of the job. Obviously, The only efficient way you can multitask is by using a desktop computer. Definitely not a mobile phone. Unfortunately, there is no assurance that you will get hired. Even if you have a computer and excellent English skills, employment is still not guaranteed. Most of those jobs posted on the freelancing platforms require experience and a showcase of past projects you have completed. So how??
Beginner Friendly Sites
Before jumping into finding and making a deal with your own client, it’s best to build your skills and gather experience. Applying into freelancing sites that doesn’t require a proposal, nor a portfolio. With that, I got you! Below are five non-voice freelancing sites you can apply for, even without experience! Apart from this, there are no interviews. There are also no proposals nor clients needed to find. Most importantly, they are all available for Philippines-based applicants.
Be a writer at bewriters.net. The average pay for a freelance writer in Bewriters.net is $4 to $15 per page. The application process involves, first, language test to assess your English proficiency. Second, an sms verification. Third, a subject test based on the subjects or topics that you elect upon application. Lastly, a test task which is writing an essay.
Ready to become a writer? Apply here.
Be a tutor at Course Hero. Tutoring at Course Hero involves helping out students with their assignments. It is mainly a research and typing job. Your main job is to assist students with their problem subjects. Average pay is $3 per question and the earning potential is $1500 monthly. Their application involves ID and credentials verification. Lastly, scholastic standing is a must!
Ready to be a tutor? Apply here.
Another site where you can be a non-voice tutor is Studypool. Furthermore, the earning potential is up to $7500 monthly. The application process is quite rigorous though. First, it involves a language test to test you English proficiency. And then the submission of three manuscripts in APA format on your chosen categories. Plagiarism is not allowed. Clearly, you must be able to cite your sources properly. If you are an excellent writer and researcher, Studypool might just be the perfect fit for you!
Ready to be a tutor? Apply here.
To view the audio key transcriptions for the entrance test, click here:
TRANSCRIBEME.COM AUDIO KEY TRANSCRIPTIONS
Ready to be a transcriptionist? Apply here.
Another transcription site is Gotranscript.com. Transcription is the process of converting speech from an audio file into written text. All you have to do is listen to the audio and type the words spoken as accurate as you can. The average pay is $0.60 per minute of audio and an earning potential o up to $1215 monthly. To apply, you must undergo the language test and audio test just as in Transcribeme.com.
Are you ready to be a transcriptionist? Apply here.
These are the five freelancing non-voice jobs that you can start with even without a portfolio and experience. More importantly, the pay is still competitive. In addition to that, the job is not demanding. By taking any of the job opportunities mentioned above, you can absolutely work anytime you want. As long as you submit a project before its due date when you claim one. Furthermore, there is no quota or minimum hours. Freelancing is the new way to financial freedom.
Office jobs in the Philippines, or any other job for that matter, are typically overloaded. Additionally, there is very low compensation. Along with this, no matter how much you work hard, it’s hard to keep up with the daily living expenses. Besides that, there is also a need to build up savings. If you are a financially minded person, it’s better to work smarter rather that work harder. Undoubtedly, freelancing is the way the work smarter. It increases our earning potential massively. More importantly, it gives us more leeway to spend time with things that gives us happiness. Finally, if you still think freelancing is not the way, try it for yourself today!