Last week I wrote about the 10 home-based jobs stay-at-home moms could apply for and an estimate of how much we could earn per month. Now the next question is, where can we find these jobs? Which websites should I go to?
There are different online platforms that offer home based jobs. Your choice would depend on your skill sets or the type of jobs you want to explore. You can also source jobs and create accounts from more than one website. Here I’ll be listing the websites that I often go to when looking for home based jobs.
LinkedIn is a social media platform where you can build your own professional profile. Now I’ve noticed that this platform is not so popular among us Pinoys. I’ve worked with Filipino companies who don’t have LinkedIn accounts, and even some of my friends don’t have one. What most of us don’t know is that LinkedIn is more than just a social networking site; it is where hiring companies, recruitment professionals and head hunters hang out to find top talents. Also, it is where I’ve been getting most of my foreign clients. It’s a combination of Facebook and Jobstreet where you can network with other professionals and at the same time apply for jobs. Simply create an account in LinkedIn and provide all the necessary details.
Upwork (formerly oDesk) is a leading freelancers’ hub. Most employers on Upwork are looking for freelancers who can work for them on an hourly basis. There are also some who offer home based jobs on a pre-project basis and some offer a fixed rate.
- Craigslist Manila
Craigslist is a classified ads site that posts job openings and other things like items for sale, apartments for rent, etc. I got most of my long-running writing jobs here in Craigslist. All you need to do is browse for jobs and send an email to the person who posted (usually with a cover letter).
Onlinejobs.ph is exclusive for Filipino freelancers. It also lets you create a profile and connect with small businesses offering home based jobs either on a full-time or part-time basis. All you have to do is create a profile, take basic tests and apply for jobs.
Outsourcely also lets you build your freelancer profile and search for home based job opportunities. The site also has a chat function that allows clients and freelancers connect with each other.
- Outsourcing Angel
Outsourcing Angel specializes in the recruitment of Virtual Assistants (VAs). They handle overseas accounts, mostly from Australia and the U.S. VA job opportunities include admin support, technical support, blog and article writing, email marketing, graphic design, research, bookkeeping, web development, customer service and SEO to name a few.
Freelancer works the same way as Upwork. You can create an account to connect with employers.
Fiverr is a like a virtual marketplace for freelancers. Here you will post your skills (much like posting an item for sale on OLX) and create your own pricing package.
- Remote Staff
Remote Staff is an outsourcing company with an office in Makati City. After accomplishing an online application form, a recruitment staff will match your skills with a client’s requirement.
Bizmates specializes in home-based English teaching jobs. Candidates will teach business English to Japanese students.
- Virtual Coworker
Virtual Coworker offers home based work opportunities with clients from Australia, Canada, UK and the U.S., and is dedicated to Filipino home based job seekers.
Essays.ph is an outsourcing company exclusive for freelance writers. Here you can choose any topic you want to write and submit your work on a specific date.
Like Bizmates, 51Talk also specializes in home-based English teaching.
Raket.ph is an online directory where you can list your services to get potential clients.
If you are a graphic artist, DesignCrowd is a good source of freelance projects. You can post your work and connect with employers who are looking for graphic artists to work with them on a per-project basis or a fixed rate.
These are my top 15 most-trusted sources of home based jobs. You may take your pick or have an account in all of these sites. Just browse the job openings and choose the one that matches your skills. Good luck!