Why Hire the Philippines? Jobs for Filipino Freelancer Working Online

philippines online job freeFreelancing has been a trend not just for countries with English as their native language but to some countries who are able to understand it –mostly in third world countries. With the advancement in technology, workers are not confined in offices anymore. Options of being at home working online is now an option, either you work as part time or take it as a full time job. To work online at home for free is a great opportunity for online workers from these countries. Among these virtual workers are my Filipino co-freelancers.

We are everywhere

Where the job is – the Filipinos follow. This holds true to almost all employment opportunities that are offered to foreign countries. Where ever you go, you can find a Filipino worker.  This situation is comparable to virtual settings. More and more Philippine freelancers are flocking to online freelance marketplace to hopefully land a job. Learn more with Freelancer formula to turbo charge your chances in getting clients.

As of January 2013 Elance lists Philippines in Top 4 for registered freelancers with 85,621 and Top 9 considering earnings in dollars. The report also show that the average Filipino hourly rate is $9.

Philippines Work Online at Home for Free

Philippines Work Online at Home for Free

Philippines Work Online at Home for Free

According to Matt Cooper, oDesk Vice President of Marketplace Operations – there are about 500,000 freelancers registered in oDesk (an online jobsite). The Filipino online freelancers are the largest in terms of hours work compared to other outsourced countries. In addition, the Philippines is the second largest in terms of dollars earned. Filipinos worked highly in these categories: data entry, administrative support, customer service, article writing, personal assistant, web research and graphics and designing.

The Filipino talent is recognized in the global market. Whatever field it may be, Filipinos are working their way to the top.  For fashion, Michael Cinco has been featured in America’s Next Top Model and had been creating stunning designs for popular Hollywood celebrities. Some identities in the entertainment world have Filipino bloodline as well. Behind the designing curtain of Pixar’s “Up” movie and creative genius in the latest “The Walking Dead” American tv series are hard-working Filipinos.

Job for Pinoy Freelancers

For freelancing, I noticed numerous job posting asked for specific workers that live in the Philippines.

Philippines Work Online at Home for Free

They Appreciate Us

Filipinos are viewed in the freelancing world as a global worker. We have varying competitive skills that can truly help businesses. Among the many things that clients like is that Filipinos are familiar with the English language. Clients don’t have to make a lot of effort in making their instructions clear, as Filipinos are good with English comprehension.  Aside from this, Filipinos can write sensible English articles. Most freelance writers are skilled that can creates articles with more than average grammar and good structure. There are professional writers from the Philippines that are making good income.

For virtual assistants, Filipinos can communicate well their clients. This is important to make a certain project be in line with the clients specifications. In addition, through excellent communication, both parties can exchange opinions on how to make things more productive.

Here are some excerpts of comments from clients who experience working with Filipino freelancers.


“Many Filipinos are more loyal and dedicated and hard-working than their American counterparts (in my opinion).”

“Outsourcing some of your business tasks to The Filipinos can be very rewarding and hugely beneficial no matter what type of business you are jamming on. Hiring a young smart talented Filipino can boost your business through the roof if done correctly. Yeah we all know this is a fact and we have heard it all before so many times before.”

“The reason why online internet marketers and other companies are hiring Filipinos to perform jobs online is because they can read and write English. Most are college graduates. They are extremely loyal to their bosses. The average salary that many companies online pay freelancing Filipinos is $200 – $300 US dollars per month, roughly in the range of $2/hr.”

“Today, the new big thing is to outsource your work to people in the Philippines.
Why the Philippines?
There’s many reasons.
1. They speak great English
2. They are smart and skilled
3. They think like Americans
(And Aussies, and British)
4. They are very inexpensive
5. They are trustworthy”

David Frey Founder of MarketingBlogger.com


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About Agnes Galinato

Agnes has been a self-proclaimed Rockstar VA for 5 years. When she's not focused on a computer screen, she's a certified couch potato.


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