12 Ways Teens Can Make Money From Home in the Philippines

In today’s world, the younger generation is much savvier when it comes to making money. Opportunities are plenty, thanks to online jobs and resources that people can find with a few clicks of a button. Therefore, age and even location are no longer excuses if you want to earn money online. For teens or adults who are looking for ways to make money in the comfort of their homes, here are 11 effective ways Teens can Make Money From Home in the Philippines.

12 Ways Teens Can Make Money From Home in the Philippines

1. Take Online Surveys

Answering surveys is a quick albeit cheap way to make money online because it almost requires little to no effort on your part. Just find survey sites that pay money to sign up for and start looking for surveys that will take you 15-20 minutes to answer. Some of these sites have referral programs too where you can earn more on top of answering surveys! You’ll find a comprehensive list in this article.

2. Work as a Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant (VA), your job is to make the lives of your potential clients much easier. Your responsibilities vary from day-to-day based on what your clients do and their schedules.

Common VA tasks include scheduling meetings, organizing contact lists, classifying emails, updating a website, taking bookings, etc. You need organization and time-management skills to make money in this field. A quiet room and a stable internet connection are also very important. Previous experience may be beneficial when it comes to applying for some jobs. Our complete guide on how to be a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines explains everything you can expect.

3. Offer Article Writing as a Service

If you have a knack for writing, you can offer it as a service for clients. You can either apply as a writer for content writing services sites like Textbroker and WriterAccess or apply directly to clients on job boards (WeWorkRemotely and Problogger are worth keeping an eye on).  The better you are at writing content, the more money you can make. To learn more, check out our article: How to be a Freelance Content Writer in the Philippines.

4. Become a Social Media Influencer in the Philippines

Develop an online presence by creating social media posts on social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat. You can build a following by consistently publishing interesting content, but it does take a lot of time and effort before your efforts pay off. Once you have built up your following, advertisers will start to contact you about sponsorships and promotion of their products and services on your social media accounts.

5. Teach English Online

If you communicate very well in English, you could become an online English teacher to students all over the world. Sign up and apply to online ESL companies and they will schedule you to students whom you’ll teach via Skype or Zoom.

Teaching English online requires you to not only speak fluent English, but you also need to have a pleasing personality to engage students. Note that the recent crackdown on private schools by the Chinese has affected this industry, but there is still plenty of well-paid work available.

6. Sell Photography

Put your DLSR and photography skills to good use by capturing photos you can sell on stock photography websites that accept work from contributors. You will receive payment every time someone downloads your work from the site. It takes time to build up, but it can provide a long-term passive income if you stick at it for long enough. Adorama has a good guide to getting started in this industry.

7. Sell Homemade Food Online

One of the best ways teens can make money from home in the Philippines is by setting up an online food business using your own website or social media platform to promote and market your dishes. Hire drivers or use third-party delivery services like Foodpanda to transport the orders.

When accepting payments, request them to send the money to your PayMaya or GCash accounts. This is going to work best for those living in cities since that’s where the demand is and where the platforms operate.

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8. Sell Online

Sign up to an online marketplace where you can sell your own merchandise. The online platform will take care of processing orders so you can focus on delivering them to customers. While Shopee and Lazada are the best-known marketplaces, there are many more you can list your goods on. Can’t think of what you can sell? Here’s our list of the 100 Best items to sell online in the Philippines.

9. Get into the Online Reselling Business in the Philippines

Also known as dropshipping, the goal is to buy products from Alibaba and Aliexpress then resell them on eBay or Amazon at marked-up prices. You can even build your own online shop and sell dropship products there.

The big benefit is obvious: you don’t have to create your own products from scratch and you aren’t responsible for the fulfillment. Creating an online store using Shopify allows you to process payments and orders without having to write any code at all. Interested? Check out our guide to dropshipping.

10. Become an Affiliate

In affiliate marketing, you earn a commission for every successful sale you refer via your affiliate link. If you have a solid social following already, this is something you can make money from quite quickly (assuming you pick the right offers to promote).

Typically, you need to build a blog and create content around the products you are promoting (like how to use them, what to look out for when buying, etc.). This is not a quick way to make money, but if you stick with it, you can generate a substantial income.

11. Sell Online Courses

Selling online courses is ideal if you are a subject matter expert on a topic people are highly interested in. You can either upload your paid online course on sites like Udemy or Skillshare (heavily advertised on YouTube) or create an e-commerce website where you can sell digital products and online classes.

What your info product will be about is limited by your imagination only. It may be tempting to make an info product about making money online, working remotely, etc., but it may be better to cover a less competitive and narrower subject like how to grow a certain type of plant, how to learn a particular skill, etc.

12. Earn through Survey Sites and Money-earning Apps

Did you know that instead of just relaxing through the different games or apps available in the Philippines, you make money as well? Yes, you can and these are called Earning Money Apps. All you have to do is register, download the app (some don’t require downloading anything), and play to your heart’s content! I’ve already made a few payouts as most of these earning apps require a small threshold when you want to withdraw.

For a list of these money-making machines, head on to our guide about the Best Earning Apps in the Philippines to Make Extra Income. Another money-earning tip I have for you (and believe me when I say I’ve earned a lot here) is trying out these quick yet fun survey sites in this article: 8 Best Paid Survey Sites For Extra Income.

These are just some of the ways teens can make money from home in the Philippines. If you want more, this article has 28 great ideas. Looking for even more? I recommend this article on Finty.com for even more online and offline ideas. So what’s stopping you from getting started with making money? Best of luck!

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12 Ways Teens Can Make Money From Home in the Philippines

By Ameena Rey-Franc

Recognized as one of the Top Finance Blogs in the PH. Ameena Rey-Franc (founder of TTP) is a former Banker and BS Accountancy graduate turned Blogger, Keynote Speaker, and entrepreneur. Currently an RFP delegate, she is also the Author of a book about Financial Resilience and has held seminars for reputable companies like GrabFoodPH, Pru Life UK, VISA, JPMorgan Chase& Co., Paypal, Fundline, Moneymax, and many more. The Thrifty Pinay's mission is to empower women to LEARN, EARN, and be FINANCIALLY-INDEPENDENT no matter what life stage they are in.