As we face this global pandemic and scientists are racing to create a vaccine, you just can’t help but wonder when all this will end.
The impact of this virus has already resulted in losses estimated to P91 billion. The Philippine government rolled out a P27.1 billion spending plan, and conservative estimates see this budget lasting until the end of May.
But there’s only one way to combat this invisible war: stay at home. Its impact
Although banks and financial institutions were mandated to give 30-day grace periods on loan payments, expenses continue to pile up for everyone.
Thankfully, there are websites and job search apps that you can visit or download to find part-time or remote jobs to supplement your income during this crisis. Check out some of these jobs below.
#1 Food delivery rider jobs
If you have a driver’s license and own a motorcycle, you can be one of the frontliners today and work as a food delivery rider.
Now that everyone is encouraged to stay at home, the demand for food deliveries is also very high. Just check GrabFood, FoodPanda, and Lalamove, just to name a few.
If you want to apply, make sure to practice physical distancing and wear your Personal Protective Equipment.
Visit job search apps and websites and just type “food delivery rider” or “part-time delivery rider” under opportunities. ph.jooble.org has more than 3,000 search results as of this writing.
#2 Science research specialist and other healthcare provider jobs
Are you a healthcare provider or working in sectors related to healthcare and science? Check out the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) – Government job board for vacancies.
As of this writing, they’re looking for science research specialists. Other regions are looking for part-time medical specialists as well.
The Department of Health is also looking for volunteers such as doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, and hospital orderlies who will be assigned to key hospitals in the metro that handle COVID-19 cases. While this is a volunteer position, the DOH will provide daily allowances through PayMaya.
#3 COVID-19 admin and customer support jobs
For companies, this outbreak severely disrupts on-site business operations and affects movement of products. But there are opportunities for job seekers who can handle administrative and customer service tasks.
Visit any online job portal and you’ll find opportunities related to data entry, online encoding, home-based telemarketing, customer support, and many more.
#4 Online ESL teaching jobs
Do you have time to teach English online? Online teaching is popular among contractors and gigsters because you can work on a per hour basis.
Some of the online ESL teaching platforms you can try include 51Talk, Acadsoc, PandaABC, and English Mania, just to name a few.
Most of the students are Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, and ages of students vary.
Hourly rates range from $2 to $11 USD (about P102 to P561), depending on experience and skills. Not bad if you’re going to work for 8 hours a day, right?
#5 Virtual assistant jobs
Do you have a fast and reliable internet connection? Instead of binge-watching something on Netflix, you may want to spend 4 to 5 hours a day working as a virtual assistant.
Some tasks include data entry, answering emails, and managing spreadsheets and folders. Others may involve project management.
The scope of the job can be broader, depending on your client. The better you are at multitasking, the higher your chances of getting hired as a VA.
If you can do a lot of different tasks and have the right tools to accomplish them, not to mention the pay is more than enough, these part-time jobs can eventually become full-time jobs.
Do you have other part-time jobs in mind? What other side hustles do you know that can be good to have during this crisis? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section!