7 Best Remote Work From Home Jobs in the Philippines and Where to Apply!

Remote working jobs are becoming increasingly popular these days. They offer a flexible schedule and allow employees to work from anywhere and even anytime. Everybody likes to take a vacation whenever they want, because who doesn’t want flexible working hours, am I right?

There are several remote working jobs available in the Philippines. Some include data entry, transcription, customer service, virtual assistant, content writing, proofreading, etc. 

Some jobs require a specific experience level or degree while others don’t. You can find remote working jobs that suit your skills and interests. If you have an online portfolio, then it would be easier for you to get hired by employers.

So let’s get started!

Here are the 7 best remote working jobs from home in the Philippines and where to apply.

Remote (Work at home) Jobs in the Philippines

Data Entry

Data entry jobs are one of the most common remote working jobs. There are plenty of companies offering data entry services online. All you need to do is sign up for an account and upload files containing information that needs to be entered into databases.

You won’t need any special skills to perform data entry tasks most of the time. However, you may need to learn basic computer skills such as using Microsoft Office programs, typing fast, and keyboard shortcuts. This is one of the most accessible jobs and is often taken by people who were starting.

Here are a few things to remember when applying as a Data Entry employee:

Requirements: Basic knowledge of computers, internet connection, and Microsoft office software.

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, VirtualStaff.ph

Customer Service Representatives

Customer service jobs are another type of remote working job. Of all the jobs listed in this article, this is probably the most common as everyone is familiar with Customer Service jobs, most commonly from Call Centers. Heck, you might probably have been into one yourself!

The good thing about this work is that you don’t have to go to an actual location. You can work from wherever you like. The other part is that sometimes, you will need to deal with angry customers – you know what I mean, we’ve all been like this at least once (just kidding!)

However, if you don’t speak English fluently, there are still chances that you can land a customer service job. It would help if you find out what language they prefer and learn that language well so that you can provide quality customer service. There are also customer service jobs for local services such as banking, insurance, and telecommunications.

So here are a few things to remember when applying for a Customer Service position:

Requirements: Good communication skills, patience, ability to handle difficult situations, and strong attention to detail.

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, BPO/Call Center Companies (Concentrix, Sitel, VXI, etc.)

Transcription

Transcription jobs involve listening to audio recordings and typing transcripts of those recordings. This job requires excellent listening skills and typing speed – it also seemed like a trendy choice by our friendly neighborhood ‘Mariteses’!

Many transcription agencies offer their services online. Many of them require you to submit samples of your previous work, but some accept new applicants without prior experience.

If you want to try your luck at becoming a transcriptionist, make sure to take note of these essential points:

  • You must be able to listen to audio files and transcribe them accurately;
  • You should be able to type fast enough to keep up with the pace of the recording;
  • It’s best to be familiar with the industry or business where you’ll be doing transcription, so do your research first!

Requirements: Excellent listening skills, typing speed, good sentence construction, a good grasp of grammar in the English language, and familiarity with the industry.

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, LiveOps.com, HappyScribe.com

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants usually assist business owners with their administrative tasks, they are also known as Administrative Assistants. These include creating social media posts, scheduling events, sending emails, managing finances, etc. This is one of the most in-demand job openings you’ll find online and on social media platforms.

Some virtual assistants also manage personal accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Virtual Assistants can also be content writers who create blogs, articles, newsletters, freelance writers, etc.

Most virtual assistant positions are offered through third-party companies, but freelance opportunities are also available.

To become a virtual assistant, you need to meet specific requirements:

  • Must be organized and efficient;
  • Have excellent writing skills;
  • Analytical Skills
  • Be comfortable using Microsoft Office programs;
  • Know how to use Google Drive;
  • Have basic knowledge of email marketing (for Email Marketing Specialist,) and other marketing strategies;
  • (Optional) Must know basic WordPress website building;
  • (Optional) Have an understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO);
  • (Optional) Google Ads
  • (Optional) Be proficient in social media management.
  • Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form;
  • Be willing to work flexible hours;
  • Be able to multi-task;
  • Be able to prioritize tasks;
  • Be able to work independently.

Requirements: Must have an internet connection and access to software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, FreelanceWriting.net, Upwork.com, PeoplePerHour.com, Guru.com

Proofreader

Proofreaders review documents written by other people and correct spelling mistakes, grammar errors, and other issues in the text.

This is a straightforward job since it doesn’t require much knowledge about computers. It’s mostly done manually by looking at each word individually. This is a very popular choice by students looking to make a few extra cash while studying at a university.

Another good thing about proofreading jobs is that they pay relatively well. In fact, some proofreading jobs pay $10 per hour.

If you want to get started with this career path, here are some steps you might take:

  • Start reading books from reputable publishers and see what kind of editing they did. There are a lot of online resources you can use as reference!;
  • Read magazines for ideas on how to write better;
  • Look for websites that offer paid proofreading services.

Requirements: You should be familiar with English and possess excellent communication skills.

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, Upwork.com

Content Writer

So, you want to write blog posts and articles like me, eh? Well, I’m not going to lie to you. It takes a lot of time and effort to do so. But if you’re passionate about something, why not give it a try?

Content writers write articles used by websites, blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc. The topics have a broad range – from lifestyle to technology, health, food, parenting, medical (medical writers), etc.

The Content Writers’ responsibility is to communicate with editors and clients. They will usually be assigned a topic to research and write about. Then, they’ll submit their article to the client. Once approved, they’ll receive payment.

One of the most common misconceptions is that you’ll need to be very good at English when applying for content writer positions. While it helps, it’s not a requirement. What matters more is your passion for writing and your ability to express yourself clearly through words. Besides, there are so many tools to help you improve your writing skills. So, don’t worry!

When applying for a Content Writer position, you can start by submitting samples of your previous works. If you’ve already got experience, you can send them directly to potential employers. However, if you haven’t yet had any published works, you may consider starting up a blog or website to share your thoughts and opinions. 

Requirements: You must have strong writing skills, communicate effectively, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and be familiar with SEO techniques. (Optional), Copywriting skills (Optional)

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, FreelanceWriting.net, UpWork.com

Social Media Manager

I bet a thousand pesos that you have used either Facebook or Instagram before! So if you have basic knowledge of these platforms, you might be interested in becoming a Social Media Manager.

Social media managers, or community managers, coordinate all aspects of social media marketing campaigns. They plan promotions, monitor performance, and respond to comments and messages posted on different platforms.

This is one of the most critical roles in online businesses because it allows them to connect with customers and promote products and services. Social media managers also manage brand reputation and customer service.

They work closely with other employees such as marketers, web designers, copywriters, and graphic artists. This means that they have to be well-rounded individuals who are comfortable with different tasks.

If you want to become a Social Media Manager, here are some tips:

  • Start learning how to use these platforms first. Learn everything you can about them.
  • Use free trial accounts to practice. Get feedback from friends and family members.
  • Join groups related to your niche. Participate in discussions and ask questions.
  • Find out what kind of posts get the most engagement.
  • Look into the analytics section of each platform. It will show you which posts were successful and which ones weren’t.
  • Be active on social media. Engage with people regularly. Answer questions and comment on relevant topics.

Requirements: You should be an organized person who has excellent communication skills. It would help if you also were passionate about social media and willing to learn new things. Knowledge of video and photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier.

Where to apply: OnlineJobs.ph, Freelancer.com, Upwork.com, Peopleperhour.com

Verdict

You have reached the end of the blog post, congratulations!

Remember that it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a part-time job or a full-time career; you’ll find something that suits your needs. The best thing about freelancing is choosing the type of work you like doing the most. For example, you could decide to freelance as a writer, designer, marketer, or even a translator.

If you are undecided about which job to take, I suggest choosing the one you feel good at. If you don’t know what you like doing, try taking up several positions to figure out what works best for you.

Have fun exploring the world of freelancing, and good luck!

FAQs

  • Where can I work online and get paid Philippines
    • You can directly look for a client or even ask a friend to refer you to their companies. Agencies and freelance websites are good too!
  • Where can I apply for remote jobs?
    • Freelance sites are great places to start. You can also check local classified ads and newspapers. Job directory websites such as OnlineJobs.ph, JobsStreet.com, Indeed.com, etc., are the best place to look for available job postings as they are updated regularly.
  • Can you give me the most common job search websites I can start my search?
  • How much do freelancers (average salary) make in the Philippines?
    • You can earn more depending on the skillsets and job roles that you have. Most digital marketing agencies charge between P20,000 to P100,000 and some even charge for the percentage of revenue earnings. 

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