Freelancing in the Philippines has risen as one of the best professions, and undoubtedly the country has a huge pool of talent which is world-class. In terms of opportunities, the region is really lagging behind. The Filipino job seekers now need to fight to make them sustain in the global competition and it is true that they are burdened and underpaid as compared to the job seekers in any other country
Although there is lack of opportunities at the local level, Filipinos prefer to work as freelancers. The reasons for this are many, including flexibility, respectable earning, and the opportunity to make sound use of fluency in English.
Why Hire A Filipino Freelancer?
According to Jonny Steel, the Vice President of Payoneer’s in 2015stated that, there are over one million freelancers in the Philippines, working for various global companies who enjoy working from their homes and there are no bosses to sit over their heads. An important reason to work from home is that the Filipino cities including the capital have massive traffic-chaos that acts as a major psychological stressing agent. As compared to full-time jobs freelancing provides them to work as their own bosses and they can handle multiple projects as per their convenience. Out of the total Filipino freelancers, 55% women work as full-time freelancers.
Fluency In English
The country is regarded as one of the best “English speaking countries” in Asia and the Filipinos are really a good choice to hire if it comes to “Content Writing” and “Customer Care Services”. Freelancing jobs in the Philippines include content writing, technical support, customer care services, data-entry, designing logo, translation, and online tutoring jobs. “TechInAsia” quotes 30.89% of the Filipinos are in data-entry jobs, 13.89% in excel and 11.77% in copy typing works
Sound Earning From Freelancing
Though freelancers from the Philippines earn less than those based in the US or Western Europe, yet they are earning a lot because their compensations are slightly lesser and the international companies prefer to outsource their jobs to the Filipinos and in return, they do not get anything lesser than what they expect in such lesser compensations. On an average, a Filipino freelance content writer receives an earning $11-$15 for an article of 500 words which is a respectable compensation. Surveys of many freelancing portals also confirm these statistics.
Another reason to hire freelancers from the Philippines is that the region is witnessing the rapid growth of startups which need the talented workforce in order to attain the organizational goals in lesser costs and the country is full of talented people who wish to associate themselves with good companies and try to take first-mover advantage. This makes Filipinos shining like stars in the world of freelancing jobs.
The talent never gets wasted and it rests on an individual, how he/she sells the talent in an innovative package and receives returns as desired irrespective of prevailing constraints.
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