It’s rare to see a millennial spending free time in a busy city. In fact, most Filipino millennials today are working 9-5 in the office—and half of the majority has a raket, a Filipino slang for sidelines or side hustles. They have extra jobs, freelance services, and part-time commitments after work or during the weekends. 

There’s always something that keeps Filipino millennials busy. They’re always grabbing the next opportunity in their doorstep, even if they’re still working in pajamas. According to Gallup, a company that specializes in data analytics, “60% of millennials say they are open to a different job opportunity—15 percentage points higher than the percentage of non-millennial workers who say the same. Millennials are also the most willing to act on better opportunities: 36% report that they will look for a job with a different organization in the next 12 months if the job market improves, compared with 21% of non-millennials who say the same.” 

Almost every Filipino millennial today is looking for a top raket online and offline, so the opportunity and competition continue to grow year by year. The selection is ever-growing, but here are some of the most popular and profitable rakets for Filipino millennials.

ESL and TEFL Online English Teaching Jobs

ESL (English as a Second Language) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) are teaching courses that allow Filipinos to tutor non-English speaking foreign nationals online. After all, the Philippines is recognized worldwide as globally as one of the largest English-speaking countries. A part-time Filipino ESL or TEFL teacher earns 8,000 to 25,000 pesos a month. Those who have long-term experience can earn as much as 60,000 pesos a month.

Freelance Creative Jobs

These jobs mostly include the following fields: writing, web development, social media marketing, photography, videography, and graphic design. Technology is dominating the world now. So, companies and brands are always looking for Filipino millennials who can drive their business forward and improve their online presence. If you’re an expert in the aforementioned fields, you can search for well-paying rakets or sidelines at Compensation for these jobs varies, but most freelancers charge clients per project rather than per hour. 

Home-Based Data Entry Jobs

Rakets for data entry specialists are everywhere. Many companies are looking for someone familiar with numbers. Yes, familiar. You don’t need advanced mathematical skills for this job, but you might need experience. If you have one, you’re in luck because home-based data entry jobs today can earn you an average of 100-400 pesos an hour or 5,000 to 20,000 a month. 

Remote Virtual Assistant (VA) Jobs

A virtual assistant has various jobs ranging from managing appointments to preparing company reports. Although you might think that a company’s high-ranking officer needs one that he or she can keep at the office 24/7, there are local and international companies looking for remote VAs that can handle various roles just as well. 

VAs are required to have a working internet connection and impressive organizational skills—a combination many Filipino millennials possess. Remote VA jobs inside and outside the country pay 20,000 to 30,000 pesos a month. 

Online Research Jobs

We live in a data-driven industry, so every fact or claim need to have research. Due to this, many business sectors today invest in research—and what better way to do this than to hire young professionals eager to learn and spark a change? Fresh graduates are the top choices for this type of job. Many companies are taking advantage of Filipino freshies’ momentum after finishing a thesis. If you’re a fresh graduate or an experienced researcher, online research jobs can earn you 3,500 to 60,000 pesos a month.