In the Philippines, many young people are forced to stop studying and become out-of-school youths due to poverty. A number of families are unable to send their children to school due to lack of resources, leaving these young people with uncertain future.
Fortunately, the Internet has given new opportunities for out-of-school youth to get jobs, earn their own income, provide for their families and even send themselves back to school. As long as the person has a personal computer or laptop, a stable Internet connection, and the right skills, he or she can successfully land a good-paying online job. If they don’t have a computer at home, they can simply rent a unit in an Internet shop. Most of these jobs are skill-based and don’t require a college degree.
1. English tutor
Are you fluent in English and do you have the passion to teach? If your answers to these questions are yes, then you certainly have a shot in teaching the English language online. There are various online English schools that will give you the opportunity to earn income at the comfort of your home as online English teacher.
2. Virtual assistant
Pinoy virtual assistants (VA) are in demand these days. You don’t need to have a college degree to do VA tasks as you only need to provide creative, technical as well as administrative assistance to clients online.
3. Freelance writer
You don’t need to be an expert writer to survive the world of freelance writing. You just need to find a particular niche and hone your skills to produce quality and unique articles. Earn steady income by providing content for website owners.
Share your own articles, news, photos, audios and videos through blogging. Blogs which get good traffic can earn money through PPC advertising, paid reviews as well as affiliate marketing.
5. Graphic artist
Do you have the knack for creating outstanding graphic designs? This can be a challenging job as preferred graphic artists must be talented, versatile, knowledgeable and experienced. If you think you have what it takes, consider offering your services to clients online.
6. Online selling
Become one of the thousands of Pinoy online entrepreneurs with the help of social media. Put up your very own online shop and reach your target market by creating a Facebook page or Instagram page for your brand.
7. Website designer and developer
Your chances of landing a job in website design and development highly relies on your expertise and experience in designing and fully developing a website professionally. Because many companies are building their online presence, website design and development services are in demand.