10 Ways to Make Extra Money in the Philippines

Updated on February 6, 2018

Filipino Sideline Ideas to Earn an Extra Income

I am the breadwinner of my household in the Philippines. And I will admit, there have been times that my income was not enough for me to support my family—both during the five years I worked as a call center agent and now, as the co-owner of an Internet cafe with decreasing revenue sales. Although we can still earn a profit, it isn't enough if you have parents and siblings that you want to help.

So I started to look for ways to increase my earnings. Here is a list of 10 sideline jobs that I worked. And I am glad that every opportunity on this list worked better for me than I expected. Now, I want to share this list with other Filipinos who are in similar situations as my own who are looking to make extra money. Here are my suggestions:

1. Find a Part-time Event Hosting Job

This works for those who can entertain people, have a good voice, and can build a rapport with the audience easily. I did this event hosting job, and it's really enjoyable—it's a job that never became stressful for me. I did part-time event hosting for contests, local mini-concerts, debuts, family gatherings, reunions, etc. Try it, it's fun! And for 1,000 pesos per event, why not?

2. Sell Halo-halo Every Summer

In a tropical country like the Philippines, summer is really sizzling hot. So why not sell Halo-halo in the neighborhood and begin earning a profit of 100-200 pesos per day? Just make sure that your Halo-halo is refreshingly delicious and flavorful.

3. Sell Umbrellas—Best for the Rainy Season

Go to Divisoria Mall to buy and sell umbrellas. This can make you a profit of 100 pesos per day during the rainy season. My advice is to pick umbrellas with unique designs because this attracts more buyers than the regular payong (umbrellas).

4. Enough about Selling—Try Writing Online

We Filipinos are taught to read and write English since grade school. So it shouldn't be hard for to sell our articles online. Several article-writing websites are looking for people who love writing—for example, Hubpages (yes, this site), Wikinut, and Redgage, just to name a few. Start now and begin earning dollars even without leaving the Philippines.

Let me tell you, paying electric bills in our Internet cafe has not been a problem since I began blogging and writing online. It's worth it—it's both free to join and fun.

5. Tutor Koreans in English

So if you can write English, I believe that you have what it takes to teach English to Koreans. Be a private or online tutor for Koreans who want to learn English and earn about 400 pesos per hour.

I did this two years ago, and I enjoyed the job. Koreans are very attentive and quick learners. And yes, they are generous. You can apply online or do a walk-in application at English tutorial centers for Koreans in the Philippines—they are mostly located in Alabang, Makati, and Quezon City.

Try Direct Selling For Avon, Natasha, Dakki, Etc.

Most of us Filipinos are friendly, so work as a direct selling distributor will never be hard. It involves selling, yes, but if you have a good rapport and the ability to convince people to buy, this will never be a difficult job. I did Dakki, and it gave me a good income per month: 3,000 pesos. Why not?

7. Offer e-Loads

Almost everyone in the Philippines, from the lower class to socialites, have cell phones. This is one gadget we hate to go without. So if you are thinking of ideas for an extra income, an e-loading business is a good idea.

Make sure that you offer all network loads such as Smart, Globe, Sun, Talk 'n Text, and TM. Who will be your buyers? Colleagues, friends, family members, etc. It gives small earnings, but it adds up. Thus, it can provide you a good source of extra money per month.

8. Start a Home Massage Service

I learned massage therapy by enrolling in a free vocational course from Tesda. Indeed, this is an excellent Filipino way to earn extra money, as most of us want to relax after a long day of stressful work. My first customer was my aunt, and I can earn 300 pesos per service.

9. Cellphone Repair

I don't know how to repair cellphones, but my business partner does. I list it here because he is making a good amount of money. There are tutorial centers that offer to teach you how to do it for a low fee. In just a span of three months, you'll surely learn a lot and begin earning extra money with this sideline.

10. Last, but Not Least: Computer Repair

I am really not a techie when it comes to repairing computers. I am just thankful that my business partner loves repairing. Yes, he can repair both phones and computers. And honestly, this gives us good earnings, as we get up to 1,000 pesos per repair and other PC services like installation, networking, reformat, etc. If you can find someone to teach you, I highly recommend it!

Best of Luck! Remember, Filipinos Are Really Good at Making Extra Money!

Why are they so good at it? Because Filipinos are talented, resourceful, skillful, and friendly. These are the traits that help us think of ways to up our monthly incomes. And there are many more ways not listed here.

If you have other ideas, please list them in the comments. I am willing to try other ways to improve my living. Best of luck—let us all begin earning extra money on top of our regular paychecks.

Filipinos can do it. I do, and you can, too.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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        jaytee 

        18 months ago

        Brilliant

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        ianjames25 

        3 years ago

        did u really made money with redgage and wikinut? r they really filipino friendly?

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        Angel May 

        4 years ago

        I would also like to recommend www.tims.ph I love the website because my sales increase and it has far better website features. Hope many online seller will also migrate to tims.ph. :)

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        litz 

        4 years ago

        The source of unlimited income is business, not traditional employment. I am selling gadget accessories online through www.mybenta.com. Most of my clients and sales come from that classified ads website. I also have a corporate job, but my earnings from selling online surpasses my regular salary most of the time.

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        Karina 

        4 years ago

        How can Filipinos join hubpages with the tax requirements info?

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        5 years ago

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        5 years ago

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        5 years ago

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        5 years ago

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        5 years ago

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        6 years ago

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        CessAntonio 

        6 years ago

        Hi ClickMarbin! I just want to know where did you get your part time event host job. I want to be one, I think I have the skills required on it. Thank You and God Bless! :)

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        Jenny 

        6 years ago

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        6 years ago

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        6 years ago

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        6 years ago

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        Rick Jordan Santiago 

        7 years ago from Philippines

        I'd been trying to join PTC sites in order to get extra income. I even joined this site, though I'm not a born writer. But it feels like nothing's happening. I need extra income. Can you please help? Thanks in advance.

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        7 years ago

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        7 years ago

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        7 years ago

        Nice suggestions. Any ideas about this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM5uysnsWXs

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        Junica Manuevo 

        7 years ago

        Hello! Can you suggest some tutorial centers for Korean in Alabang.? I am so much interested on teaching English to Korean student but I don't know the schools. I am hoping for your feedback, thank you!

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        7 years ago

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        7 years ago

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        celyn 

        7 years ago

        i thought i will read about paid to click again, lol. but seriously what you said are all great ideas and very filipino... thanks so much!

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        7 years ago

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        7 years ago from Philippines

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        7 years ago

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        tanabok 

        7 years ago from Philippines

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        mickey 

        7 years ago

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        7 years ago

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        7 years ago

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        7 years ago

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        AndreiBargas 

        7 years ago from Philippines

        This is a very helpful post. And yes. It would be good not to do just one thing. You never know when your other skills might come in handy. :)

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        8 years ago

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        8 years ago

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        8 years ago

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        8 years ago

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        clickmarbin 

        9 years ago from philippines

        there are companies hiring online tutors for koreans here in the Philippines,mostly they are located in makati and alabang,I know one but I forgot the name,they are in Enterprise Center Makati.

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        masmasika 

        9 years ago

        Great tips for Filipinos. How can you tutor Koreans online. I am interested but do not know how. thanks.

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