Hi, everyone! My name is Gretchen Gatan Fragada. I’m a writer and managing editor based in Metro Manila, Philippines. Welcome to Greta’s Junkyard! This platform is basically a dump of things I like to write about—from beauty, travel, lifestyle, and more. It’s also where I document the many milestones in my life, which include my career journey and the sideline jobs I had.
Throughout my career journey (I was a former Managing Editor of a global tech-oriented brand publisher where I helped launch an online publication for Unilever Philippines; I also worked as a Managing Director for a startup content marketing agency, while I simultaneously led its sister company’s online beauty magazine and shop as an Editor-in-Chief), I had a few sideline jobs. I was a freelance makeup artist for a while and to this day, I still run my own blog and online shop. In addition, I help with the marketing of my mom’s business, Mama Jessie’s Kesong Puti.
Sideline Jobs You Can Explore
Here in the country, where economic opportunities and stable jobs can sometimes be scarce, many have turned to side jobs or sideline businesses to supplement their income. These not only provide financial stability but also offer opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and entrepreneurial ventures. If you’re looking to make the most of your additional earnings, it’s essential to manage your finances wisely. Finding the best bank for savings can play a crucial role in securing your hard-earned money while earning some interest on the side. Alongside exploring various sideline jobs to consider, taking steps to choose a reliable savings institution can contribute to increasing your income and improving your overall financial well-being.
1. Online Freelancing
With the rise of the digital economy, online freelancing has become a popular sideline job for many. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr offer a vast range of job opportunities, including writing, graphic design, web development, virtual assistance, and many more.
2. E-commerce and Online Selling
The boom of e-commerce has created numerous opportunities to start online businesses. Platforms like Lazada, Shopee, and Facebook Marketplace allow individuals to sell products and services to a wider audience. Whether it’s handicrafts, clothing, homemade food items, or digital products, e-commerce provides a convenient avenue to showcase your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit!
3. Food Catering and Home-Based Food Businesses
We have always had a love affair with food. And this passion has translated into successful sideline businesses. Many have started catering services or home-based food businesses, offering delicious and affordable meals for a number of occasions. From packed lunches to party platters, food businesses have the potential to thrive in the Philippines’ food-loving culture.
4. Tutoring and Online Education
We Filipinos are known for our proficiency in English and strong educational background. Taking advantage of these skills, many have ventured into tutoring and online education. They offer services such as English language tutoring, academic coaching, music lessons, or skill-based workshops. In addition, online platforms like Teachable, Udemy, and VIPKid allow individuals to create and sell their courses to a global audience.
5. Ride-Hailing and Delivery Services
Transportation network companies such as Grab and food delivery services like FoodPanda have provided job opportunities for Filipinos with their ride-hailing and delivery services. With a valid driver’s license and a mode of transportation, individuals can sign up as drivers or riders, earning income by providing transportation or delivering food and other items to customers.
6. Event Planning and Photography/Videography
For individuals with a creative eye and organizational skills, event planning and photography can be lucrative sideline jobs! From organizing weddings, birthdays, and corporate events to capturing precious moments through photography and videography, these jobs can allow you to showcase your talents while making a profit.
7. Online Influencing and Content Creation
The rise of social media has given birth to a new breed of side hustlers—online influencers and content creators. Through platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok, individuals can create engaging content, grow their following, and collaborate with brands for sponsorships and endorsements.
Sideline Jobs Are a Great Way to Increase Your Income
In a world where financial stability is essential, we’re constantly finding innovative ways to increase our incomes. Side jobs and sideline businesses provide opportunities for us to explore our skills, passions, and entrepreneurial potential. With determination, hard work, and the right mindset, we can unlock our income potential and create a brighter future for ourselves and our families.