7 Sideline Jobs You Can Do At Home, According To Online Earning Vlogger Jhazel De Vera

7 Sideline Jobs You Can Do At Home, According To Online Earning Vlogger Jhazel De Vera
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Vlogger Jhazel de Vera has made a name for herself as resource for how to earn money online. Her YouTube channel is every Filipino young professional’s handbook to know the best websites and mobile applications that can help you earn from the comfort of your home—no wonder it has close to 400 thousand subscribers to date.

If you’ve got some extra time in your hands and are wondering how to turn it into cash during the lockdown, here are 7 sideline jobs you can easily do at home, as recommended by Jhazel. Check them out!

Homebased job #1: Making presentations

Rate: USD 8 per hour (approx. Php 389)

Know More Platform is a Denmark-based website that empowers freelancers all over the world, with clients in Europe and the United States. Your job as a presentation maker is to turn basic slides into high-quality Powerpoint presentations using company guidelines.

Working proficiency in the English language, a legal Powerpoint software, and a Windows-based computer are needed for the job. You’ll also need to set up a PayPal account to receive your fee.

To apply, visit the Know More Platform website.

Homebased job #2: Search engine evaluator

Rate: USD 5 to USD 15 per hour (approx. Php 243 to Php 730)

According to Glassdoor, a search engine evaluator “conducts research and provides feedback that measures the accuracy of web search results, how useful the results pages are, and the relevance of the search results.” They are responsible for the list of results for every Google search we make.

Computer literacy, analytical and problem-solving skills, and writing skills are required for this homebased job. You can work on your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone!

However, Jhazel emphasizes that search engine evaluator jobs are usually project-based, which means that you won’t earn a specific amount per month. But if this WFH arrangement works for you, then what are you waiting for?

To apply, visit the Upwork website.

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Homebased job #3: Content research writer

Rate: Php 2,000 per week

If you’re a student above 18 years old looking for ways to earn money during your vacation, you might want to check this out!

Content research writers help content creators in producing scripts, captions, and animations for their videos. They are responsible for getting the content’s message across in the smoothest way possible.

To be a content research writer, you have to be good at researching details under several topics. Competitive writing skills and writing software like Microsoft Word are also required.

To apply, Jhazel suggests contacting content creators and influencers through their business emails.

Homebased job #4: Text-based tutor

Rate: USD 3 per question (approx. Php 146)

A simple way to earn extra income at home is through American education technology website Course Hero. It is an online learning platform that has thousands of study resources. You can tutor or help other students with their lessons and homework.

The minimum rate for each question is USD 3, but you can answer as many questions as you can. It is a flexible homebased job that doesn’t require specific working hours, so you can definitely do this during your free time!

To apply, visit the Course Hero website.

Homebased job #5: Listening to music

Rate: USD 20 per payout (approx. Php 973)

Another Jhazel-approved mobile application that lets you earn money by accomplishing tasks is Current Rewards.

“You can earn by listening to music, by charging your phone, by watching videos, and also by playing games,” she says. “For you to maximize your ways to earn, you can invite your friends.”

By accomplishing tasks, you can accumulate points and redeem them through your PayPal account.

To apply, download Current Rewards on Google Play.

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Homebased job #6: Answering surveys

Rate: Minimum of Php 200

If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still earn through GCash!

Milieu is a mobile application that allows you to earn money just by answering surveys. The more surveys you take, the more you can earn.

You don’t need a laptop for this one, because you can answer the surveys even with your mobile phone.

To apply, download Milieu Surveys on Google Play.

Homebased job #7: Transcriptionist / Captioner

Rate: Approx. Php 53 per minute

If you’re a skilled (and fast) typist, you might want to try being a transcriptionist or captioner. All you have to do is literally type what you hear.

Jhazel says that a reliable internet connection and a laptop are needed for this job.

“One of the things na kakailanganin din natin is your fast typing skills. As much as possible, minimum of 50 words per minute,” she explains. “Kailangan matalas ang pandinig natin, kasi minsan may ipapa-type sa atin na phone call kung saan hindi malinaw ‘yung sinasabi ng caller.”

All you have to do is apply online at Rev, an American speech-to-text company, and pass their test so you can start taking transcription and captioning projects. Weekly earnings will be transferred via PayPal.

To apply, visit Rev’s website.

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