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The Philippines is a nation in Southeast Asia whose people, especially the younger generation is renowned worldwide for its command of the English language. This is the reason why it has become a hub of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Thousands of Filipinos work in call centers that cater to the customer service needs of multi-national companies. If you are a Filipino and you are reading this article, you are most likely working in the BPO industry and looking for other ways to earn money from the internet.
If you like to write, one of the most lucrative and satisfying jobs you can find in the Philippines is through accepting freelance writing jobs. There are thousands of Filipinos working online right now who are earning through the internet by this type of freelance work. Some of them work on a part-time basis while still holding down other jobs, while others work full-time and have learned to adapt to the demands of the jobs. There are even those who have found freedom in working this kind of job because being a freelancer offers both financial freedom and more time for themselves, depending on how they take advantage of the time and work that comes their way.
The Philippines has many in house writing agencies that cater to clients abroad. Many of these agencies are well-liked by their foreign clients because of the quality of work produced by their writers. This then results in more freelance writing jobs that come from abroad. If you are thinking of trying to earn through this type of freelance work, there are several things that you should know. One of these is that not all freelance writing work is the same. It really depends on your ability and what you choose. For example, there are agencies that specialize in blog or article writing, they often pay by the article and give bulk projects. However, depending on the agency, the pricing is not too high because of the level of effort that needs to be done. If you want to earn through this type of writing work, then you should brush up on a concept known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which is a process that improves a website’s results in a search engines search results. If you want to learn more about it, you can search the web for a primer because there are many tactics used.
Another type of freelance writing work that is quite popular right now in the Philippines is academic essay writing; this is a different breed of writing that caters to the needs of students who need to get their term papers and coursework done. This type of writing style is quite different from the aforementioned blog or article writing because it uses a whole different set of conventions that can take time to learn. However, this type of freelance writing pays relatively more than other types of writing because of the level of difficulty that is involved.
The easiest way to explain it is that it is like doing homework from school but you are doing it for someone else. So the quality of the output is very important because it can affect the grades of your client. If you are thinking of entering this field of writing, you should brush up on the academic writing styles and conventions that different institutions use. You can search the internet using keywords such as MLA, APA, and Chicago. Or if you have access to academic journals, you can read a couple to get yourself familiarized with this writing style. Either way, for Filipinos who have the talent and skill in writing, the future is very bright because of all the opportunities available online.
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