Despite the pandemic, Filipinos – including the young and even students – could still side hustle to earn extra cash no matter where they are. No doubt, the pandemic has changed the lives of Filipinos. It disrupted the morning routine we had programmed in our head. Everyone needed to stay home. As a matter of fact, it has changed the typical work environment from office space to a work-from-home set-up. Also, the long commute and the waiting that comes with it are gone, for now. As a result, the time we usually spend on traffic and other things beyond our control is now available as free time for more productive use.
With free time, one can opt to use it productively. More importantly, one could use this time to earn extra cash. Here are some ways to make the most of our free time at home and convert that free time into savings or even a hobby.
Side Hustle 1 – Filipino Students Could Start up A Small Online Business
Almost everything has shifted to an online platform from classes and business meetings. We could utilize the different social media platforms to market and cater to the needs and wants of the customers. With the proper preparation and practice, starting an online business requires effort and time to make each product special for the customers’ needs. Here are some ideas for the small business.
- Flower/bouquet Arrangement
- Money Bouquets
- Flower Bouquets
- Handmade Products
- Crocheted or Knitted Products
- Resin Products
- Customized Jewelry
Side Hustle 2 – Work as Part-Time
If we are still students, we can work for some companies as an intern or a part-timer. We could apply to various freelancing websites such as UpWork, OnlineJobs.ph, or Fiverr offering start-up jobs such as virtual assistant, data encoder, or a transcriber.
Side Hustle 3 – Filipino Students Could Be Content Creators
Believe it or not, we can earn money through making YouTube and TikTok videos. With the right content for our videos, we may earn through YouTube when we reach their specified number for subscribers and viewers. We don’t always have to show ourselves on camera if we are camera shy. Instead, we could feature cooking lessons, tutorials, or streaming a game where we don’t have to show our faces that much.
You are wondering how to make money on Tiktok? We could do so by becoming a marketing affiliate of shopping brands such as Lazada or Shopee. This side hustle strategy would entail promoting and giving honest reviews through TikTok videos creatively. Earning as an affiliate would vary per brand. Some depend on the number of clicks and sell items through links.