20 Legit Ways to Earn Money for Housewives in Philippines

We all hate the everyday traffic that doesn’t seem to stop. I know because I’ve been there too. But after I have learned what I am going teach you in this post, I decided to not ever go back to the corporate world. There is a ton of opportunities to earn money online and all we need is to grab one and start from there.

I remember the days where I spend 8 hours in the office and many times extending up to 10 hours or more when the traffic is heavy. I don’t to ever go back to that situation again. Today, I am able to work anywhere I want as long as there is a good source of internet connection.

This is what I will be sharing with you. I want everyone reading this to enjoy what I’m enjoying as well.

Here is a list of some easiest and simple ways by which homemaker/ housewives can earn money.

Provide Freelancing Services

Becoming a freelancer is one of the quickest ways a Filipino can do to earn money and work from home online. The Philippines is now becoming known to be the go-to place for businesses who want to outsource talents, skills, and services.

The basic ideas are to have a skill you can sell online which can come from your current office work or hobbies. Most people start on a part-time basis just to get hang of the environment and make it full-time later.

This is a very good opportunity especially if you want a low-cost investment business. You can earn up to more than P25,000.00 monthly in a very short period of time. Your compensation depends on what type of service you are going to offer but the idea is to specialize in a certain field so you can charge more to earn more.

1. Social Media Assistant/Manager

Social media managers facilitate social media activities and should have the ability to gather and create compelling content using text, images, and videos. This requires in-depth knowledge of popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube and etc.

  • Skills: Headline Writing, Community Management, Strategic Planning, Creativity, Adaptability, Social Media Platforms.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Profitability: Medium

2. Graphic Designer

Graphic design is important specially in the marketing side of businesses. Designers typically work with people in advertising, promotion, and social media. Familiarization with different kinds of graphic design tools such as Pen Tablet and software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and etc.

  • Skills: Creativity, Typography, Communication, Branding
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Profitability: Medium (varies depending on experience and specialization)

3. Mobile Application Developer

An App Developer’s job is to create, implement, and maintain codes that satisfy the requirements of the clients using different programming languages. Mobile developers must be knowledgeable in working with different mobile platforms such as smartphones and tablets.

  • Skills: C++, Java, HTML, MySQL, PHP, Objective-C, and etc.
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Profitability: Medium to High (varies depending on experience and specialization)

4. Content Writer

Content writer’s job is to conduct research and generate ideas for new content. The writer typically works on blog posts, social media content, website copy, and product description. This job also needs creativity to present content in an angle that hits the target audience effectively.

  • Skills: Researching, Grammar, Writing Styles, Proofreading, Editing, SEO Writing
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Profitability: Low to Medium (varies depending on experience and specialization)

5. Virtual Assistant

Basically, Virtual Assistants are the ones who perform the typical duties of a client from a remote location. The skills you need as a VA depends on what your client needs. Typically, you will handle basic tasks like emails, appointments, research, data entry, and other typical administrative works.

There are other virtual assistants that require specialization in Sales, Marketing, Graphic Designs, Web Development, Content Management, and etc.

  • Skills: Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Researching Skills, Data Entry, and etc.
  • Difficulty: Low to High (greatly varies with experience and specialization)
  • Profitability: Low to High (greatly varies with experience and specialization)

7. Customer Service Representative

One of the main jobs of customer service is to handle complaints via phone, email, or social media accordingly. The goal is to solve whatever problem the customers or clients have. Good communication skills is a top priority in this industry.

Letting the customers feel that you are listening and ready to give proper response is part of customer satisfaction and part of a good business. This job requires attentiveness, knowledge of the business, a lot of patience, some acting skills, empathy, and a lot more.

  • Skills: Goal-oriented focus, Listening Skills, Problem-Solving Skills, Adaptability, Human Psychology
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Profitability: Medium

8. Online Translator

If you know two foreign languages and there’s a demand for a translator, you can definitely make money of it. A translator’s goal is to convert a message from one language to another. The meaning and context should be preserved to deliver the original message properly.

  • Skills: Reading and Comprehension, Cultural knowledge, Computer Skills
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Profitability: Medium

9. Online Video editor

Video editor’s job is to edit and assembling raw resource video materials and tailor them to a suitable finished product. This requires attention to details, creative skills, and mastery of software tools being used.

  • Skills: Patience and Dedication, Storytelling, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom
  • Difficulty: High
  • Profitability: Medium to High

10. Web Designer & Developer

Web designer/developer is in-charged of the design, layout, and coding of a website. Constant learning is a must in this industry. I know because I am a web developer myself. For you to make more money in this business, you need to develop your own system or work flow.

Careful understanding of what a website is for is a must. You need to identify how the site will look like, its functionalities, usability, front-end and back-end, these are all important to deliver what the client truly needs.

  • Skills: Photoshop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Hosting Control Panel, Front-end Frameworks, Content Management System Frameworks, etc.
  • Difficulty: High
  • Profitability: Medium to High

11. Data Entry and Online Typing Jobs

This perhaps is one of the easiest and quickest way to make money online if you want to go the freelancing way. If you will apply as data entry, your responsibility is to collect and enter data of various forms into a database and maintain it.

  • Skills: Fast typing, Verbal, and Written Communication, Attention to Detail, Organizational skills, Researching Skills, and etc.
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Profitability: Low

12. Search Engine Optimization Services (SEO)

SEO is the game of search engine such as Google. An SEO specialist analyzes, reviews, and implements website optimizations to rank higher in search engines. Knowledge in different on-page and off-page optimizations is a must.

This is an ever-changing game that needs never-ending learning.

  • Skills: Keyword Research, On-page, and Off-page ranking factors, Google Webmaster Tools, and other third-party tools.
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Profitability: Low

Where to Find Freelancing Jobs?

These are the top work from home jobs Filipinos are hooked right now to earn money in Philippines. You may want to start learning now by just simply searching on google which one you think you will fit you.

Once you have the skill, apply for a part-time job then go full-time then, later on, go big time. There are bunch of people who became rich with these kinds of home-based jobs.

Here are some places where you can search clients online:

Earn Money Online Through Selling Stuff (E-Commerce)

Philippines Selling Shoes OnlineE-commerce business may sound overwhelming to typical people who are not aware of its ins and outs. Basically what it means is commercial transaction conducted electronically or digitally through the internet. It’s as simple as that.

Gone are the days where business owners need to spend a lot of money just to set up their online stores. Today, you can put-up a store within a couple of hours. This is why there are a lot of e-commerce websites popping out like mushroom in the Philippines.

With low cost and minimum investment, you can actually earn big by creating your own online shop. You can sell tangible products, services, and even digital products online. The profitability of this business depends on how good you are in marketing your products or services.

  1. Physical Products
  2. Digital Products
  3. Services

There are several ways on how you can sell online. Listed below are Platforms and Business Model that are popular as of this writing.

13. Drop-Shipping

Drop shipping is a business model where a company does not need to maintain inventory to sell products. In this business model, you don’t personally ship the product because somebody on other place is taking care of the shipment for you.

This business is a retail fulfillment method in which you don’t need to stock the products. Whenever you got order through your online shop, there’s a third party supplier who ships the product directly to your customer. As a seller, you don’t see the actual product.

Here are some of the most popular Drop Shipping Platforms business owners use:

  • Shopify
  • WooCommerce
  • Magento
  • BigCommerce
  • OpenCart

Here’s a good resource about Drop Shipping.

  • Skills: Marketing, Customer Service, Sales, Accounting, Adaptability, Time Management, Resourcefulness, Researching Skills, Creativity, etc.
  • Difficulty: High
  • Profitability: High

14. Amazon FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon)

Amazon FBA is one of the online platforms you can utilize to sell your products online. Whether your products are from Philippines or from suppliers in China, you can sell your products internationally. Amazon’s owner Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world and it’s just wise to use their online platform to sell products.

In contrast to Drop Shipping, Amazon FBA is a standard retail model which means you need to purchase for your inventory from a manufacturer or wholesaler to fulfill your customer’s orders.

Just being in Amazon will give you more sales from their huge ready-to-buy customer base. Many people want to buy from the online marketplace because of the wide variety of products Amazon offers.

  • Skills: Product Research, Sourcing, Customer Service, Product Development, Creativity, etc.
  • Difficulty: High
  • Profitability: High


14. Lazada FBL

Lazada Philippines is one of the largest and one of the most popular e-commerce platform here in the Philippines. If you want to take advantage of Lazada’s huge local customer base, you might want to put up your store and create a listing there.

Fulfillment By Lazada or FBL is a program for its merchants wherein Lazada itself will take care of the fulfillment process. Packing and shipping of items through FBL program is faster than if it is fulfilled by the merchant.

  • Skills: Product Research, Sourcing, Customer Service, Product Development, Creativity, etc.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Profitability: Medium to High

You can sign up for a seller account through here.

15. Shopee Philippines

You’ve probably heard the annoying song “Sa shopee pi pi pi pi pi pi.. Ang dali li li li li li li..”. It’s an advertisement song from one of the leading online market place in the Philippines, Shopee. Shopee has no commission and no listing fee but sellers can purchase paid ads at their will.

To earn more in this business, you need to conduct constant research and study about the trend and analyze how the market is responding. Good customer services is always a must to have good feedback from customers. Basically, the more effort you put in this business, the faster it will grow.

If you want to sell in Shopee and start making money, you can download shopee philippines’ app via google play and register an account through it.

  • Skills: Product Research, Sourcing, Customer Service, Product Development, Creativity, etc.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Profitability: Low to High

16. Other Popular E-commerce Platforms in the Philippines Where You Can Sell

There are other platforms out there but these are the most popular in the Philippines. Basically, the idea is the same. You put your products on their platform and leverage their massive customer base.

Work From Home as Online TutorMake money online through tutorial

If you know anything and you like sharing and teaching, you can definitely earn from it. In today’s time, there’s a demand for just about anything under the sun. You can teach academic subjects, languages, provide professional training, and a lot more.

This is another popular way to make money online in the Philippines. If you have some expertise in just about anything, you can make money by teaching others.

17. Teach Language Online

There’s a huge demand for language teachers in neighboring Asian countries. English is one of the languages that are in demand in countries like South Korea, Japan and in China. If you know how to speak other languages, this can be a good source of income.

There are a lot of Filipinos serving this industry because we are known to be good English speakers and have neutral accent which is easy for foreigners to understand. This is why clients prefer Philippines over other countries for this service.

18. Online Webinars

With today’s technology, even seminars can now be easily conducted through online webinars. You can use Google Hangouts, Facebook live, Zoom, or other similar applications that will do the job. If you’re good in just about anything and you love sharing things, you can make money out of it.

19. Create an Online Course

One way to scale your teaching business is to create an online course. This way, you can teach people without the need for you to be there. You will be using recorded videos that is uploaded on your own website or through other popular third party online teaching market place such as Udemy.

Join Affiliate Programs and Earn money Through Commissions

The basic idea in Affiliate Marketing is to promote other people’s product and earn commissions from it. Basically how it works is you need to Apply as an affiliate and when you get the approval, you can start promoting products or services the company is offering.

The commissions you can get from these affiliate programs are typically ranging from 5 to 12 % of the products price. The percentage of the commission depends on the product category you are promoting.

If you know how to blog and add links to your contents, you can promote products or services by blogging and earn money through it. Here are some of the top companies offering affiliate program in Philippines.

  1. Lazada Philippines affiliate program
  2. Zalora Philippines affiliate program
  3. Clickbank affiliate program
  4. Commision Junction affiliate program
  5. Amazon affiliate program

There are a lot of affiliate programs on the web. Just search for it and see what fits your shoes. If you want to know more about the ins and outs of affiliate marketing, read What is affiliate marketing and how it works. This can be very lucrative if you know how to make this business work.

This is not a get-rich-quick scheme like what other affiliate marketers say. Here’s an article that discusses personalities and traits you may apply to yourself to succeed in this industry.

Here are several methods on how you can promote your affiliate links:

20. Use blogging to Promote Affiliate Links

You can create blog and product review posts to promote stuff you are offering. writing posts can be time-consuming but it’s a great way to create a passive stream of income. The beauty of creating a blog is you only need to do it once and it will generate income for you at very minimal maintenance.

21. Use Email Marketing to Promote Products

Making an email list is one of the best things you can do to make money. Through emails, you can connect with your audience to offer some sense of “personal touch”. This personal touch will make you a trustworthy source of advice and whatever products you offer to your audience, they are more likely to buy.

22. Use PPC to Promote Affiliate Products

Google Adwords and Facebook Ads are two of the top advertising platform online you can utilize to promote your products. These two platforms got huge audience base and tapping on to their system will definitely give you an advantage.

With Google’s pay-per-click or PPC, you will bid for relevant keywords to your niche. Your ads will be displayed every time your keyword is searched on Google.

With Facebook ads, you target your audience based on demographics such as age, location, and interests. Facebook will do further optimization to serve your ads to the right set of audience that will likely do business with you.

Make Money through Blogging

how to make money online philippines - blogOne of the most popular ways to earn money online in the Philippines is through blogging. If you love sharing about anything under the sun, this is a great business to consider. Today, blogging is made super easy. You can easily set up your blog within a day. Here are some of the proven ways to monetize it.

23. Advertisements

You can earn through advertisements on your blog. Most advertisements are in what we call pay-per-click model CPC wherein you’ll earn for every ad clicks showing on your blog site.

You will also encounter terms such as cost-per-mil CPM and what this means is simply the amount of money you get for every 1000 page views on your site.

Here are some of the popular ad networks where you can apply and start making money.

Google Adsense – Requires 100 USD minimum payout and pays every 21st of month via western union or electronic funds transfer.

Mediavine – You need to have at least 30k views per month before you can apply. They pay via paypal and rumored to be higher paying ads than Adsense.

Adthrive – Approval requires 100k page views per month and your site needs to have valuable content. They also got 100USD minimum payout and offers different payment methods.

Medianet – Pays via PayPal and also has 100 USD minimum earnings.

If you’d like to start your blog, I suggest having at least 20 well-written articles with 1000 words minimum per post. Creating essential pages such as About, Contact, and Privacy Policy is a must.

I won’t suggest other blogging platforms than WordPress. I’ve been using wordpress since day one of my web development days and still using it with my blogs and some of my e-commerce site.

24. Paid or Sponsored Post

There are other companies that are looking for sponsored post opportunities. Their goal is to get a link from your site or have an access to your audience or it can be both

There are third party sites that connect blog owners and companies. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Another way is to create a “Work With Me” page so that possible clients can easily get in touch with you.

25. Sell e-books

One of the best things to sell online is in digital format. Digital products don’t need storage and inventory. All you need to think about is how you can market and sell it online.

There are a lot of ebooks you can choose from Amazon. You can apply as an Amazon Affiliate OR if you want to bring it to the next level and you want to earn more, you can create your very own ebooks.

All you gotta do is to find a market where there are problems. Whether it be in finance niche, health, business, or etc., all you need to do is to create an ebook that can solve the problems in your chosen niche.

26. Selling your own Video Course

Selling other people’s video courses or creating your own video is similar to ebooks only in a different format. This is to cater people who prefer getting information through videos than in text form.

How to Accept Payments Online in the Philippines:

There are many different ways on how you can get your hard-worked money. To help you, here are the most common way freelancers, virtual assistants, and other people transact money online.

1. Paypal

Usually, people from the Philippines accept payments online using paypal. Once the money is on your paypal account, you can now then transfer from paypal to any bank of your choice but just make sure paypal or your bank supports the transaction with each other.

2. Bank Deposit.

You can ask your client to go a direct bank deposit on the bank of your choice. Most of the freelancers and virtual assistants we know prefer to be paid via western union using the eon card.

3. Via Courier Services.

You can use services from 2Go, LBC, Xend, Air21 and others.

Earning Online With or Without investment?

Although most of the Filipinos are really into the idea of making money without any investments or money going out our pocket, we cannot change the fact that if you want to grow your business fast, you need to invest some money, time, and effort.

Listed below are some of the pros and cons of investing money in your money-making machine.

With Investment

  • If you invest money for a mentor how to earn money online, you’ll have somebody to guide you on the step by step process.
  • You’ll be able to have a clear direction regarding your business.
  • No wasted time. You can outsource those things that are not of your forte especially the technical matters.
  • There’s someone you can consult if you lack knowledge on some areas
  • etc.

Without Monetary Investment

  • You need to do the research and learn everything by yourself.
  • You’ll have so much time consumed.
  • There’s a chance of having no clear direction.
  • etc.

The decision is all up to you depending on your situation.

Hope this post gave you ideas on where you might want to focus your energy and make some cash. Next thing is to make your plans, execute, and discipline yourself. Soon, you’ll earn and be able to save money for future use.

If you have some comments or suggestions, other things to add that we’re not able to mention in this blog post, just share them in the comment area below and have a great day!

You may want to subscribe for more updates regarding ways on how Filipinos can make money online and other sources of income.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *