Online Writing Sites...For Filipinos

I've been writing online for the past 8 months and there are basically three things I have learned. One, that it is very much possible to earn from online writing. Two, unfortunately, some writing sites did not accept me because I am a Filipina (although, admittedly, these sites are few and far between). Three, there are some writing sites that require you to pay fees.

In this hub, I have compiled some online writing sites that are available to Filipino writers worldwide. It is a work in progress as I will add more sites (and links) later on so do check it out once in a while. These sites have helped me and some other Filipino hubbers here make some money and I am sure that they will come in handy to those who want to make an extra something while writing.

Note to the Readers: I haven't really tried all of these writing sites and, except for the first six, I cannot provide assurance that the others are "real" and not scams. The readers are advised to take necessary precautions when dealing with these sites.

Hubpages

The first one is, of course, Hubpages. This is where you get to write to your heart's content and earn some dollars on the aside (through Google Adsense, Amazon.com or eBay). Be warned though, this is not quick money and you may have to wait months or even years before you see your first $100. But if you want a place where you can enhance your writing skills while seeing the writing styles of people from every country around the world and reading great tips, advices and feedbacks, then Hubpages is definitely for you.

Academic Writing Site

This site is for those who like to write about academic stuff such as accounting, finance, legal, computer science, information technology, etc. This site is free, you just need to apply, send a sample of your work and start requesting the projects that you feel is right for you. If your performance is good and you get repeat clients, the writing site will promote you to a premium writer and you can get the writing jobs without having to request for them.

eLance.com

One of the bidding sites available in the Internet. Bidding sites essentially let you bid for the job. There are various skills needed for this bidding site such as programming, writing, administrative, finance and accounting, engineering and even legal. Bid will start at the minimum of $50 (although minimum amounts may vary according to the budget). When you get the job, make sure you communicate regularly with the customer for the deadline and the arrangements. When you finish the job, funds will be released and will be transferred to you.

oDesk.com

oDesk.com is another online bidding site where freelance providers can bid for jobs. It is a big site with more than 20,000 providers.

Guru.com

This is another online bidding site where you can find jobs that may be the right "fit" for you.

Bukisa.com

This is a writing site that is "based on viewership, not on clicks". Another Filipina hubber had joined Bukisa and found out she earned $ faster in Bukisa than in, say, Hubpages. You can check out her hub below.

Getafreelancer.com

This is my first addition to this hub. Joining Getafreelancer.com is free plus you won't have to pay for your first 30 bids. There are lots of jobs available in this site plus a lot of the clients here specifically look for Filipinos.

Other Writing Sites:

Some of these sites provide possible sources of income for Filipino writers. Personally, I do not have any experience on them but I am including them here to give more choices and options to the readers. If you have joined them or will join them, please provide feedback here for other readers to read.

Craiglist.com

This one is not exactly a writing site. But you can find writing jobs here and apply for them through email. Here's the site: http://manila.craigslist.com.ph/.

Essays.ph

This one is definitely available for young Filipinos who are still in college but want to write for the extra income or even to suppor their studies. This is based in the Philippines.

That's it, for now. There are still other online writing sites out there just waiting for us to scout them and/or join them. Or you can try blogging. The income is not certain but there are always a lot of possibilities out there plus there are a lot of free blogging sites in the Net. You can also do online research tasks or have your own website where you can write. The Internet is a big place and there is always a place for a good Filipino writer who wants to earn some money online.

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achase 7 years ago

There's not much opportunity for Filipino people online and you did a great job on researching them. Well done!


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks achase. Hope I can add more in the future.


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mommyfreelancer 7 years ago from Philippines

Emi! Saw on my homepage that you have reached 100! Woohooo! Keep up the good work, and you continue to be an inspiration to others. Mabuhay! :)


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks mommyfreelancer!


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

great information. I get hew knowledge here, thanks for sharing with us.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Emie, I checked out your hub to see what these websites are. Thanks for sharing them here. I don't think I would have much time to write nowadays though; but if ever I would like to write for other websites (aside from Hubpages and our own website http://www.lovingabundance.com)I'd come back to this page. :)


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for stopping by ripplemaker and feel free to stop by anytime =).


masmasika 6 years ago

Hi, great hub.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks masmasika.


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yvonne16 6 years ago from Phillipines

I didn't know that there are so many sites for us filipinos to write on.. I am happy you made this hub..


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Yvonne, I was also surprised when I saw these sites. They give me inspiration. Thanks for dropping by.


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abonadim 6 years ago from Dearborn

Great information for those who are looking to make a buck online. Some people might have some talents that they are not able to market offline, and don't even know they can cash them online.

Great info hub.


fringegirl 6 years ago from Texas

Very helpful. My journey is to not be so scared of life and go ahead and try those things I've always wanted to do. This gives me some direction.


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MegaTrade101 6 years ago from Asia, Europe & United States

An excellennt article for writers and would-be writers! Thanks for sharing as this would assist others as well. Its not only the money but your thoughts of sharing them is appreciated. The information is out there, its just a matter of looking at the right places. Congratulations!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks MegaTrade. You're right. The information for online writing sites is out there. Unfortunately, as I have learned, you have to sift through a lot of not-so-valid info before you get to the valid ones. Thanks for the comment.


iluvceleb 6 years ago

I am familiar with some sites on the list. The problem is I didn't know how to retrieve money from moneybookers/paypal/chck options. Odesk is also great but the competition of bidding is also stiff


Robert Bracewell 6 years ago

Hello Emievil...

One more useful site to add in your list.

http://essayacademia.com


psychotic101 5 years ago

excellent resource! been a freelance writer for a year now and I have to say I haven't even heard of some of these sites! thanks and God bless! :)


geraldine 5 years ago

Based on my experience as online writer, oDesk is the best especially now that the local funds transfer (a payment option) to the Philippines has graduated from beta version to full-pledge withdrawal program: http://redpenredtemper.info/2011/04/odesk-offers-0... with cheaper fee!


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debugs 4 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

Filipino writers - please lit your hubs or blogpages HERE

http://www.ipilipinas.com/Bloggerlist


Antonio 4 years ago

I have experience with Independent Publishing and they pay via PayPal twice monthly. They accept anyone from anyone as long as they can write texts in fluent English


likha 4 years ago

Thanks for this. Filipino writing talent is something that must be shown to the world. You are also invited to join an online writing blog for Filipinos and non-Filipino friends:http://www.thefilipinodiasporas.com/. You are most welcome to join and post your articles there. Thanks.


Edward Carlos Suarez 3 years ago

This is a good post! Thanks! BTW, I love www.freelancer.ph. They used to be GetAFreelancer. I get top quality high-paying jobs there. Plus the employers are friendlier and there are more opportunities. Payment is also guaranteed because of their Milestone Payments, so no more unpaid projects. :-)


heidimedel 2 years ago

Hi! who wants an online work especially for mommies like me na busy always. message me or visit http://unemployedpinoys.com for more details


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csmiravite-blogs 2 years ago from Philippines

Oh pinoy groups advertising their links....hehehe! Anyhows, I have bookmarked this page so I can go over to the links that are posted here. I wonder if they are still around since these posts are made two years ago. Have a good day kabayan! I am a fellow CPA from the Inang Bayan . :)


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