Tuesday, April 21, 2009


One of the things that homebased workers need to take into consideration is payment method. Although there are about a thousand of acceptable and convenient payment methods, I think using PayPal is the most popular.

Years ago, I thought PayPal was only used for paying for stuff bought online like Ebay transactions. PayPal has expanded its services and markets and a lot of transactions can be made through PayPal. I would like to recommend telecommuters to have a PayPal account. It's easy and convenient to use.

I'm sure some Filipinos are skeptical to use PayPal. They probably think it would be hard to withdraw funds or fees are big. The fees are reasonable, just make sure you do not make a mistake in adding your bank account information.

For transactions of at least P7,000, there is no fee or charge. For transactions below this amount, a P50 fee will be charged to your account. This is not bad at all. If you make a mistake in entering your bank information and then try to withdraw, you will be charged P250 when you try to withdraw.

My Aunt has been using PayPal for quite some time now. She recommends using Union Bank's Eon card. It's a debit card that can be used to link your PayPal account to. There is an annual fee for the use of the card which is P350. This means you can link your account to this debit card instead of linking it to your savings account or having to open a savings account. Not bad at all. For more information on how to use the Union Bank Eon card visit the guide to using your UnionBank account to withdraw funds from your PayPal account.

If you have an existing account but you do not know your bank code, visit this page where I found mine. Visit Pinoy Money Talk's complete list of PayPal bank codes.

Create your PayPal account now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Today's Job Opportunities

Virtual Assistant (Full time, Home based)

I am looking for a Virtual Assistant (VA) who will be home based. The role requires someone who has the discipline to be available and working during normal California PST USA business hours 8am to 5pm. We will be using MagicJack as a form of communications to/from the United States. If you have one of these devices, even better. When applying, please send us your resume and state your monthly salary requirements. PLEASE SEND TO BOTH: and Our company is in the ..... (continued)

Location: California - Abroad
Salary: negotiable
Date: 14 April 2009

Competent Article Re-writer

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. We are looking for a competent article re-writer. You must be able to understand grammar, be able to research on popular topics and able to edit between 8-10 pre-written articles per day. We expect you to work full-time, a 40 hour week and as such we require a daily report on tasks done. You must be able to commit to an 8 hour day, 5 days a week towards the job. This is a homebased position, a short term project, that may be extended, you'll need a decent internet connection and a ..... (continued)

Location: Anywhere - Nationwide
Salary: $200
Date: 14 April 2009


We are looking for a copywriter with at least 1 year of online marketing experience. Please provide copy writing samples.

Location: All - Nationwide
Salary: $3/hr
Date: 14 April 2009

SEO Specialist

Performing SEO related tasks such as article submission, video submission, bookmarking, pinging, creating mini nets and blogging, all to rank specific keywords and sites in the search engines to increase overall visibility of our sites. Who We Are Looking For: We are looking for an energetic, experienced, talented SEO professional who understands the many complex elements of Search Engine Optimization and what it takes to rank specific keywords and sites in even the most competitive of markets. This ..... (continued)

Location: Home Based - Abroad
Salary: depending on experience
Date: 14 April 2009

English Writer - Web content for UK Company

We require full time writers to work from home in the Philippines for our UK company. Full time 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. You will be required to have above average English writing skills and be able to quickly research - to create 100% unique, fresh, high quality articles on a wide variety of topics. Other tasks will include SEO and other Internet Marketing related activities but ***FULL training will be given***. Pay will quickly increase based on training and experience. If you think your ..... (continued)

Location: Nationwide - Nationwide
Salary: 10,000 - 18,000 PHP per month
Date: 14 April 2009

General Webmaster Needed

Person skilled with HTML, basic PHP, and design to manage and update websites. Must be able to install scripts, etc. Hard working and honest a requirement!

Location: Any - Nationwide
Salary: 12,000
Date: 14 April 2009

Skilled PHP Programmer Needed

Skilled PHP programmer needed to complete Moodle customization that is 60% to 80% completed and to finish a mysql project that is almost completed. More work available as well.

Location: Any - Nationwide
Salary: 12,000
Date: 14 April 2009

Web Developer

We are looking for an experienced Web Developer with solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP & Mysql for long term work. The person hired will work remotely for us on a FULL-TIME, permanent basis. This position is for individuals working at home only. DO NOT apply if you are a company or staffing agency. Additional verification will be required later. We Require: - Expert level programmer. - Fluent spoken and written English is required. - 3+ years PHP experience with advanced skills. - 3+ years MySQL ..... (continued)

Location: Home Based - Nationwide
Salary: Best in Industry
Date: 14 April 2009

Talented Linux Admin

The applicant should handle Linux (Fedora) servers all by himself. Perform monitoring, troubleshooting, automation, and configuration of servers and applications. Develop scripts written in PHP/MySQL and write error free code as per task assigned. It should also have good understanding of HTML/CSS and Ajax. The person hired will work remotely for us on a FULL-TIME, long term permanent basis. This position is for individuals working at home only.

Location: Home Based - Nationwide
Salary: Best in Industry
Date: 14 April 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Telecommuting Jobs

Here are some telecommuting jobs.

Looking for a Creative Writer Who Has Style and Computer Smarts

Internet Exp. & Good English

SEO Specialist

Web & Graphic Designer

Virtual Assistant and Blog Manager

Virtual Assistant, SEO, Social Media

Project Assistant

Article Writer

Search Engine Optimizer Specialist

English Article Writer

SEO and Internet Marketing Superstar

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


oDesk was already mentioned to me by a friend. I went to Girl Talk and I found that oDesk is quite popular with some of the posters. I saw a lot of good feedback from those who have been working at oDesk for some time.

Here are the details:

oDesk is an online staffing marketplace and management platform that provides a convenient way to hire, manage, and pay individuals no matter where they are located. Hiring managers can post jobs and hire from thousands of ranked and certified service providers for time-based work or fixed-price projects. oDesk tools empower users to manage providers as if they were in the same office, and verify and pay only for actual work performed.

To know more about oDesk, go to the FAQ page.

To sign up as a Provider, click on the pic:

The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk

To post a job or sign up as a Buyer, visit:

The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk

Monday, April 6, 2009

Academic Writing and Research

Academia-Research is a freelance writing service company that is dedicated to professional research and writing. They support customers in academia who require customer-specific essays and other written documents. All work is prepared according to generally accepted editorial and style standards used in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

Academia-Research was recommended to me by a relative who heard about this through a friend. I checked the site, submitted the form and got a response in less than a week. I had to pass a sample research/essay project. It took a while for them to give me an answer. I passed the screening process after waiting a while. Upon logging into their system, I was overwhelmed by the topics that required research. I used to write for Accurate Essays and I can say my assignments were easier there.

The system of Academia-Research kept sending me jobs that I did not request for. The first time I got a job order, I finished that night. When I logged back in to submit my work, there was no option for me to send it back. I had to call customer support about this. It turned out the job was not mine, their system sent it to me by mistake. Sheesh! After losing hours of sleep over that esssay, they tell me I was not supposed to get it.

Days later, I kept getting job orders that were not mine. I had the option to put my profile on hold so I would not have to do any jobs till I become active again. Nevertheless I still kept getting job orders after the tweak. I decided to cancel my profile so I would not get anymore orders.

The nature of this job requires a lot of research and resources. Those interested may visit Academia-Research, follow the instructions for application.

Good luck.

Work at Home Resources

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