Did you know that there are various ways for you to earn money at your home as long as you have a stable Internet connection?
A lot of Pinoys nowadays have decided to ditch traditional jobs and earn money by telecommuting or working from home. Employees now opt to telecommute as it saves them money, keeps them away from the stress of commuting, and makes them more productive.
Meanwhile, many domestic and local employers are now embracing the unique benefits of hiring remote workers as it allows them to get access to global talent, saves them money, and employee turnover is reduced.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) estimates that there will be 2.5 million telecommuting jobs to be made available in the next 6 years for Pinoys. The demand for such jobs has been so tremendous that a bill aiming to protect the rights and provide appropriate benefits for work from home employees is already pending for approval in the Congress.
In his interview with ABS-CBN News, DOLE Undersecretary Bernard Olalia said:
“May nakabinbin na panukala ngayon sa Kongreso para maibigay sa kanila yung tunay na working benefits like yung SSS atbp. Kapag naipasa na yung panukala mag-aaply na both sa foreign employers at domestic employers.”
A report by ABS-CBN News revealed that remote workers in the Philippines can earn around P20,000 to P40,000 monthly.
Amber Lupena, a 22-year-old work-at-home mom, said she earns P20,000 to P22,000 monthly by working as a social media manager and marketer for two clients based in the US. The said job saves her from the hassle of commuting and gives her more time with her family.
Working as a virtual assistant for an Australian company for 7 years now, Bheng Celon disclosed that she can make around $3 to $10 per hour.
As a work from home employee, keep in mind that you also have to invest money on stable Internet connection, electricity, community devices and other equipment.