Updated: March 2, 2021
I initially wanted to write about the ultimate list of freelance platforms. But there are hundreds of them where you can work from home and make money online as a freelancer.
So instead, I asked my Filipino freelancer friends which websites do they recommend. Particularly, the ones they often use and earn a good income from.
If you’re new to the freelancing world, then below are the platforms, marketplaces, and websites that you should visit if you’re looking for work-from-home jobs.
The type of work that you can apply for will vary for each website. Most are marketplaces, while some are focused on a specific type of work, i.e. transcription, article writing, English tutor, etc.
It’s recommended that you first decide on the freelance service that you want to offer, before going through the list. This will help you avoid getting overwhelmed.
Lastly, this list is not complete. There are, of course, other websites, that offer income opportunities for online freelancers. But these are the most popular among Filipinos, listed in alphabetical order.
For Pinoy Freelancers
These websites are either Filipino-owned, focuses on hiring Filipino freelancers, or they have a Philippine-based office.
- 51Talk PH
- Bibo Global Opportunity
- Bizmates Philippines
- Freelancer PH
- MyOutDesk PH
- OnlineJobs PH
- Rarejob PH
- Remote Staff PH
- Virtual Assistant Talent, LLC
- Virtual Coworker
- Writers PH
International Freelance Job Marketplaces
These websites don’t have a local office, but many Filipinos find freelance work through these companies and marketplaces.
- 99 Designs
- Amazon Mechanical Turk
- Design Crowd
- Go Transcript
- Hire The World
- Language In Motion
- People Per Hour
- We Work Remotely
A Few Freelancing Tips
Many Facebook groups cater to Filipino freelancers. I encourage you to join them and learn from your peers. For starters, check out the PayPal Philippines Freelancers Community Group.
Moreover, there are several options to receive payment. Personally, I recommend using PayPal because it’s fast, secure, and globally accepted as a payment channel. If you don’t have an account yet, then you can Sign Up for PayPal here.
Lastly, it’s important to remember that working as an online freelancer is different from building a freelance business. One is self-employed, while the other is an entrepreneur. And those who succeed the most in freelancing are those who nurtured their entrepreneurial mindset.