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How to Work from Home and Earn US Dollars in the Philippines

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If you are looking for a work at home or online job where you get to work for foreign companies and earn US dollars, then you’ve come to the right place. This article is all about guiding you how to find a work at home job and receive your salary in foreign currencies. This kind of job is ideal for stay at home moms, senior citizens and to anyone who prefers to stay at home every day.

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Kind of Work at Home Jobs

There are so many kinds of work at home jobs available online. And in this article, we will discuss the four of the most common online job you can apply to. This includes a transcriptionist (where all you do is type exactly what you hear in an audio file), writer, virtual assistant (basically an online secretary), a customer agent ( either voice or nonvoice tasks), and an online English teacher.

Online Transcriptionist Jobs in the Philippines

A transcriptionist is basically just typing exactly what is said in an audio file. It could be a conversation between a doctor and his patient, a court trial, or anything that needs to be documented. This job may sound easy but it can be very challenging for first timers. However, with practice, you will improve and get better. The salary for this job is pretty good especially when you get the hang of it. For transcribing an hour of

For transcribing an hour of the audio file will get you 1,000 to 2,000 pesos. One hour of the audio file will probably take you 5 hours or more at first. Eventually, it will take you less than that as you gain experience. And once an audio file is assigned to you, you will need to submit its transcription within 24 hours or less.

If you like this kind of job, you can try to apply in the sites below:


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Virtual Assistant Jobs in the Philippines

A virtual assistant is basically being an online secretary for foreign employers. The tasks assigned to you is nothing different to the usual tasks you do in an office-based setting so this job is ideal for anyone with office work experience. If you don’t have any work experience, you can still apply for this job position but you should be willing to do some online research and learn the basics.

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Some of the jobs a virtual assistant will do include social media management, customer service (voice and non-voice), accounting tasks, and all the usual tasks of a secretary. If you have no previous experience, salary starts at $250 but can easily go up to $500 a month. If you have extensive office experience, you can earn as much as $600 to $1000 a month. The only downside of this job is that you need to be up at the wee hours of the night so that you can work with your employers who are just starting the day on their end.

If this online job position interests you, I recommend applying to the following sites:

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Online English Teacher for Filipinos

Now if you want to work online but don’t want to deal with due dates and fixed work hours, online English teaching could be the one for you. Most of the students you will teach are Japanese and Brazilian students. The pay, however, isn’t that big. You will usually be paid 50 pesos (more or less) for every 25-minute lesson. The materials are provided so all you need is to read the lesson and guide the student. No experience is required for this job as most of the companies offer training. The only downside of this job is you need to turn on your webcam in every lesson.

If this job interests you, visit following sites and apply:

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Online Writer for Filipinos

Last but not the least is an online writer. If you are good in English, applying as an online writer could be good for you. In this job, you only need to write every day and you can earn as much as $5 per 500 words. This should only take you 1 to 2 hours to finish so you can easily earn $20 to 40 a day.

If this kind of job interests you, visit the following sites and start applying:



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive my salary from my foreign employer?

The best and safest way to receive your salary from your employer is through PayPal. You can easily link any of your savings account cards so your salary can go straight to it and withdraw it from any ATM. If you need help in creating an account in PayPal, here’s our tutorial for it:

Also Read: How to create a PayPal account

I want to apply but I don’t have the experience

That’s okay. You can easily search for tutorials in YouTube and Google so all you need is watch to learn.

What is the thing I need to prepare before applying?

A cover letter, a resume, a Skype account, and a Gmail account(Yahoo is okay but most prefer Gmail for work now).

Can foreigners in the Philippines also apply for the online jobs?

Most employers of online jobs are companies from US, Canada, Australia, and other English-speaking countries. So as long as you can speak English, regardless of your nationality, you can apply for the job. If you’ve just arrived in the country and is looking for work, learning these facts about the Philippines will help a lot.


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