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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dreaming of being a Work-at-Home Professional? It's possible and easy.

It's almost 3 weeks since my last post and this is mainly because I have been busy working. After the long struggle of getting DSL installed in our home (which is an entirely different story), I am ready to start working from home again. 

I did not have any existing clients since I ended all my contracts and engagements before we left Manila. So, the day after we had internet installed, I started looking for an online job again. Good news is that my search was successful and that's the reason for my crazy schedule for the past few weeks. 

Now, let me share with you some tips and websites to check if you're planning to be a work-at-home professional too. 

1. LinkedIn

Though LinkedIn may not be that popular as facebook, it is very important that you create a profile. Most companies nowadays research on your professional background through LinkedIn. There you can also find job opportunities and groups that can aide in your career shift. 

2. Upwork

Upwork, formerly odesk is one of the largest hiring portals to find the best professionals. Both local and international clients post job openings in Upwork. They can either be on an hourly or fixed rate. You can go through the job posts and if you find one that interests you,  all you have to do is send out a proposal with a bid. 


I have been a member of the for a few months and had actually received quite a number of job invites. All you need to do is create a account and make sure to complete your profile. Prospective clients go through and review the profiles of the "raketeers" and if they feel you are a perfect fit, they would contact you via messaging/ email. Terms of employment can be discussed outside

4. 199jobs

This all about identifying what type of service can you offer worth Php 199. By creating a profile in 199jobs, you would be selling your services to prospective clients and constant marketing would also be needed. The good thing about 199jobs is that payment is guaranteed because all clients should first pay for their purchased service. One is not allowed to transact outside 199jobs. The only downside is that they have a minimum amount for payouts (more or less 3 jobs completed.) Honestly, I only had 1 job order and thus, never really got paid for it. 


I discovered in facebook because I was following their page. Generally, is like a "jobstreet" for online work and the process is very easy. Just create a profile and make sure to complete it to ensure that your ID proof is high. ID proof is essential since some jobs would require a certain score from their applicants. Normally, interview invitations are sent via email. 

Will share more sites on where to look for work next time. Some may respond really fast but on an average,  you would need 2-3 weeks to complete all interviews and get hired! 

Feel free to comment here if you have questions. Good luck in your job hunt. 

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