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  • New To Online Jobs? 5 Legitimate Freelance Platforms Where You Can Apply For Work

    by R.M. Mauhay .
New To Online Jobs? 5 Legitimate Freelance Platforms Where You Can Apply For Work
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  • The pandemic changed our lives in many different ways, making us pivot in terms of work so we can adapt to the new normal. If you've experienced working from home, you might now be contemplating doing it full-time.

    Legit Filipino work at home websites

    It is possible to earn money in the comforts of your home. If you're a beginner or have little to no experience, we've put up a guide on non-voice jobs here, and we've also listed below websites where you can find different work-from-home opportunities so you can finally bid your eight to five job goodbye.


    It's a job-hunting site that values the hard work of Filipinos and is the largest freelancing website in the Philippines. Its founder, John Jonas, believes that Pinoys are some of the greatest workers who make for ideal employees. Based on his experience, "life has definitely been better for most people with Filipino workers on their team."

    The company prides itself in acting as a mediator between employers and employees if disagreements arise and ensures that the employees are well-protected against scams. Find work that allows you to have flexibility in managing time between work and family, while receiving decent salary. Most of their job postings are for website researchers, virtual assistants, content writers, video editors, as well as marketing project managers.

    Pros: Unlike other freelance platforms, they don’t take a cut out of your salary.

    Cons: You will have to meticulously filter employers to avoid being scammed.


    With over two decades of experience in providing employers with quality employees and presenting opportunities to skilled freelancers across the globe, Upwork is one of the best sites to find the perfect project to start your work from home experience. They have a fast turn-over time with speedy hiring, short-time contracts, as well as easy to produce outputs needed by the clients.


    The company pools a wide range of projects in need of freelancers for web, mobile and software development, design and creatives, writing, sales and marketing, admin support, customer service, data science and analytics, as well as engineering and architecture (and more!).

    Pros: Upwork has available seminars you can join to further your expertise.

    Cons: They deduct a 20 percent cut on your fees for your finished projects.


    Freelancer crowdsources individuals, which makes it easier for enterprises to find exactly what they’re looking for. Make sure to pimp your profile with your best works so as to convince employers that you are perfect for the job. It’s one of the main competitors of Upwork in terms of providing freelance jobs.

    Pros: Despite some bad reviews, Freelancer is a legit source work at home jobs. You just have to be cautious enough to know which ones in the postings to apply for. 

    Cons: Like Upwork, they will charge you 10 percent or 5 US dollars (whichever is higher) for your finished projects.


    This is also an online marketplace for freelance services. You’ll need to sign up (for free), set up your “gig” and offer your services to clients.

    Pros: If you're looking for small, quick, and easy projects, this website is a good place to start.

    Cons: Like Upwork, Fiverr keeps 20 percent of your pay as commission fee.  


    GoLance is another platform that connects companies and business owners to freelancers.

    Pros: Freelancers with successful projects will only have to pay 7.5 percent on all contracts. It also boasts faster payment — in some instances, transfer of funds from your goLance wallet to your bank account will only take a day.

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    Cons: Since the website was only established in 2015, there are more freelancers than clients so competition is fierce.

    Bonus: Filipina Homebased Moms

    While it is not strictly a freelance platform, we recommend joining this community that aims to help Pinay moms to be successful in their work from home journey. Apart from free webinars that will help you upskill and land a job more easily, you can also take note of the questionable companies and individuals called out by the members. You can also ask them whether a job posting is legit or not, based on their experiences.

    These are only five of the many sites out there with listings for online jobs so you can work at home. We encourage you to explore your choices until you find the right one for you. Just remember to practice internet safety while at it!

    How do you get employers to notice your online job application? Click here for tips.

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