Best Ways on How to Earn Money as a Student in the Philippines

Are you still studying but want to earn decent money to support your necessities and interests? Being a student is not an excuse to earn money especially if you are hardworking and smart. In this page I have listed the best ways on how to earn money and thousands of pesos if you are a student in the Philippines.

You can do all and each one from the list so you will earn more money. Remember, make your study a priority and don’t get addicted with doing the following tips. (smiles)

Do Online Jobs

We live in a world where computer fuels the economy and technology. Almost everything can now be done online because we are connected online. There are some jobs available online for students like you. Try job hunting and getting hired via Odesk. There are jobs like virtual assistant, programmer, book keeper, web developer, writers, bloggers, photographers and many more that they won’t fit this space I have here anymore. Find your job there and start earning money.

What you’ll get? Flexible hours of working to flexible job you want. They pay per hour of jobs done just like a real tangible job.

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Be a Stockholder

Join the stock market while you’re young. Time is money. You don’t need a personal broker for this. Actually you can open an account online from a real online stock broker approved by the Philippine Stock Exchange. Like COL Financial or Philstocks. See the list of accredited Online Stock Broker here.

With this you would need capital. A minimum of P5000 to open an account to buy stocks. There are also easy investment options like the EIP of COL Financial wherein you just need to buy stocks from a strong company when you want to and let them increase in long term. The Easy Investment Plan uses the Peso-Cost-Averaging Method. You don’t need to be geeky or genius to know this simple stock market earning potential. But I tell you, learn the basics first or read about it before you hit the bull.

What you’ll get? Thousands or hundreds of thousands, even millions in the long term and run. You will also get to call yourself a stockholder or (part) owner of a known company like PLDT or SM.

Start a Blog Site

Earn money as a student online in the Philippines. Why don’t you start a blog site or your own cyber room online? If you can’t sleep at night or don’t know what to do at weekends, use your passion and blog about whatever you do. Be it about photography, travel, fashion, computer games, music, poetry, drawing, painting – it could give you lots of money more than you imagine or expect.

You can make a blog and it’s free at Tumblr, WordPress, Weebly and Blogger. Remember to keep your content hundred percent original and owned by you only because you cannot copy someone else’s content and blog it.

How to earn money as a student by blogging? Sign up at Nuffnang (Asia Pacific’s First Blog Advertising Community). You’ll earn money when people visit your blog site provided you serve Nuffnang ads. You can also win gadgets whenever they open contests to all Nuffnangers. Wanna know how? Read our latest article on how to earn money in Nuffnang by blogging.

What you’ll get? Fulfillment in having a known blog site, popularity in some ways, meet friends in the Nuffnang community and online, and earn passive income as long as your blog site is in the net. (yeah even when your babies are here lol)

Open a Trust Fund

If you have savings or if you’re lucky and your parents have reserved enough money for you, they could give you continuous earnings monthly by opening a Special Account or Trust Fund in a well known bank here in the Philippines. There are different Trust Funds available in the banks that suit your status and strategy like special accounts, UITFs, and the like. I have an Equity Fund – UITF in the number one bank in the Philippines and it gave me 6000 after 6 months.

I won’t mention how much did I put 6 months ago but I’m really happy with the result. The Philippine economy has recorded a 7.1 growth. That is a big factor why earning potentials are likely to happen even better by next year. Wanna know how to open and start your Trust Fund? Read our latest article about investing in UITF in BDO Equity Fund.

What you’ll get? I told you, compound interest and happiness. 🙂

Have a part time job  to Fastfood Chains or Restaurants

There are many working students nowadays and I admire their determination to balance their academics and jobs. Sacrifice your leisure time and expensive lifestyle after all they will always be there anytime once you graduate. If you can’t work full time, you can always work less than the full time or work the minimum hours. You can also do over times when you have plenty of vacant time. Majority of fastfood chains like Jollibee, McDonald’s, Chowking, KFC, Greenwich and many more accept students and young service crew meaning they really consider your school schedules with your work routine.

How much is the salary? The salary ranges from P50 to P65 per hour with increase to OT

Benefits of working in a fastfood or restaurant: Aside from monetary compensation and bonus, you will also learn new skills and knowledge related to F&B and dining experiences. You will receive certificate from your job that you can use in the future especially if your course or career is close to HRM or Hotel and Restaurant Management

Do Internship Programs that pay

Some firms and corporations offer internship programs for college students. This is a great thing because it will not only pay you; you will also learn new skills and adapt yourself in the exact career or field you are dealing with in the future. If you are a lawyer, apply to law firms. If you’re taking up accounting, work in an accounting firm or auditing firm. The same way if you are aspiring to be an architect, apply to known and huge firms.

What you’ll get? Good compensation and corporate exposure to your real career.

About Fehl Dungo

Licensed Career Service Professional, tech investor, founder of Philpad, and published author of a poetry book at Barnes&Noble.

50 thoughts on “Best Ways on How to Earn Money as a Student in the Philippines”

  1. Hi I’m 16 years old student I want to earn money for my school fee and I’m working student in my aunty and I want to help family What can I do?

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  2. Hello, I’m Shanley and I’m turning 18 next November. I was just wondering if I can find a legal and flexible online job that will help me earn money? One that doesn’t take too much of my time since I am also busy with my schoolwork. Thank you.

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  3. Hi! I’m currently 15 years old po, I’m already a student assistant in my school, but that is not enough, could you please suggest me another job that i could do to earn money on my spare time? I can spend another 3-4 hours despite i’m also working in the school.

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  4. Hi I’m Sophia i want to get a job but I’m still a 11y turning 12 and beginning a life as a high school student I want to help my parents for my tuition and I’m going to cic next school year what do you think I can be accept in job without my grandparents will give me permission

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    • You want to make money to decrease the burden of your parents ,even you are just 12 ,that ‘s really touch me . I can feel you a nice girl .
      I think u should to study something that’s your really like . over time , you got this skill ,you can make decent money ,that ‘s very nature.

      like teaching people how to play instruments ,chass,…
      like be a nurse ,dentist ..
      just do follow your heart . god bless u

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  5. Wow! You have good contents here. It’s amazing how you have compiled these opportunities for students. I’m a blogger too and my niche is all about online opportunities. Thanks you for posting this.

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  6. Hi po. I’m really interested in earning money for school needs. I am currently working in mcdonals but I need to resign because i cant balance school and work at the same time. Humahanap po ako ng work kung saan easy to earn. I tried to visit those pages but hindi po ako qualified as a student. Investment? Actually im curious about it but I’m not sure if it is safe and affordable please i need your help.

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  7. Hello Ms. Fehl! Thank you for sharing these tips with us. Its a great help. I liked the Odesk idea but I’m not good enough in Digital Art nor Traditional Art since I lack practice for a year or two. And I’m not quiet sure yet of what I will take in Odesk.

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  8. Hi im starting searching for typing jobs online well for a student like me who wants to earn money what is the best typing job can you refer to me thanks ☺️

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  9. Hi Miss Fehl! Thanks for posting this, it gave me ideas. But I dont think ODesk will be a really great idea, especially for me since im only 15 and I know we all know people wont hire me since I dont have any work experience because of my age. I really want to work, im even more than willing to do any jobs out there, just to help my family and I really want to finish my studies. Please help me, I dont want to stop my studies 🙁 If any of you have any suggestions, i’d surely want to try it 🙂

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  10. Hello Ma’am Fehl, I’m a College Student. 17 yrs. old, My allowance as a student is quiet high so I have lot of excess money, Can you advice me of what is the best way for me to save money and grow it in safest way? Should I invest Ma’am? what bank suits Students like me Ma’am ?

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    • You can invest to make more money. For beginners like you, I suggest UITF. You need to learn about UITF first. Read our UITF posts by going at the menu above then start your investment

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  11. hi am samuel..am an international student in Philippines thanks for the post,
    but international student are not allowed to work in Philippines i really need to earn to aid my studies pls do you have any suggestions

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  12. Hi. What is the minimum age requirement to participate in the Philippine stock market? I’m only 17 so if the minimum age requirement is 18, then I still have to wait for a few months. However, if a TIN number is required to register at COL Financial, then how will I be able to provide such information if I don’t have an employer since I’m just a student? And do I need something similar to an affidavit of consent from my parents? Thank you.

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  13. hi there fehl!. thank you so much for your continued generosity,honesty and selflessness in sharing all the info’s in your blog… you are indeed an inspiration and God send to us your readers… salute 🙂

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  14. Hi, Ms. Fehl! Ask ko lang po if I am gonna open an EIP on COL and bought shares, example, 2000 units of MEG shares, kailan ko po nun makukuha yung dividends ko? Pwedi po bang i-transfer sa bank account ko nun yung dividends ko? College student po kasi ako and I want to lessen the financial burden on my parents.

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    • Hi. You’ll get dividends if MEG issued them and you have shares of MEG before the ex-date. Usually, the cash will be credited to your COL account. Please visit the dividends page of dailypik.com to guide you better

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  15. Uhm.. I tried the the first option.. I joined Upwork(formerly Odesk) but I think it is not a good idea. Nahanap ko po kasi is for other countries so medyo hindi po ako nakasunod agad.. May I ask lang po if you really tried Odesk and give some tips po on how to use it… Thank you. 🙂

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    • Since this post was published few years ago, can’t remember but I didn’t close that account yet and it’s now in 6 figures

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  16. Hi miss fehl, necessary ba yong BIR id para mag open ng COL account. Student pa kasi ako. Voter s at school id lang kasi available ids ko.

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  17. Hi Miss Fel. I’m a Physical Therapy student and I am wandering if I could get a job from fast food chains that you’ve mentioned even though I am currently studying at an Medical Allied Course. Thanks a lot!

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  18. Hi Ms. Fel! I just wanna ask what do you think of MLM/Network marketing? In my opinion i think it is one of the good ways to earn money as a student or even as a professional so i was kinda expecting maybe you’d mention about it in this article. So i became curious as to what you think of MLM.

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    • I personally don’t recommend MLM since it’s a networking scheme. As a student, you must be encouraged to make your dreams come true and follow your passion, become your own boss someday or make your own company, instead of joining MLM and buying products so the upper sellers can earn commissions. If you are already successful, then you can try MLM. I don’t recommend it for starters, young people, and financially unstable.

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  19. hi fehl, i love your post! i love talking about investment coz i love to invest too… im 25 yrs old and been working for 4 yrs now and it seems nothing much happened to me, now i decided to invest with sunlife. i’ll talk to the agent this friday, wish me luck!

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    • Wow congrats I’m so glad you are investing at this early age. Time is money and you are doing the right thing. There is no need to wish you luck honey. You are making a bright future 🙂

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  20. hi ms fehl, i am a nurse (local RN, NCLEX passer & HAAD passer) with 2 years experience, with professional driver’s license and above average computer typing skill. i already have a pending application abroad (i already have an employer but still on the process & no exact date for deployment).. i already resigned from work (contractual nurse) for about a year now. while waiting for my visa, i want to work in a BPO company because from what i have known, it is one of the highest paying industry in the country.. can you recommend one? what company in particular will you recommend? is it true that you can be hired and start to work immediately? can i resign anytime?
    thanks a lot.. sorry for this burden that i put on you hehe… hope to hear from you soon…
    btw, do you know a company where i can work at home since i have my own internet connection & have a son to attend to… again, thank you!

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    • If you asked me about the BPO company I recommend, I’d say Accenture and Genpact. And try JP Morgan And Chase too. I heard those companies pay higher salary

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      • thanks a lot ms fehl.. if there is no concrete update regarding my application abroad this month, i will already try my luck with those companies.. btw, i would prefer a “non-voice” position such as e-mail support if there is any..

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        • I know BPO companies have non-voice positions available. I suggest you apply to many so you’ll get more chance to be hired. Good luck on your application abroad. I hope 2013 will be fruitful for you. 🙂

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        • non-voice account usually has a lower salary rate than voice accounts. i work in a BPO, inbound/outbound, i do both. JP Morgan and chase co. is really a good company if you’re aiming for a bigger salary but remember, higher pay usually have big responsibilities and scope of support. since you’re a nurse i suggest that you apply in a contact center with medical accounts. it’ll give you more comfort since medicine is your field and i thin medical accounts has a higher pay.

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          • Hi ms Fehl ! i just want to ask you if what is the right choose when you are going to apply as part time job since i have no experience and new starter as a student?
            thank you!

    • Hi I’m a 14 year old student and I want to earn money this summer for my expenses in school can you help me how?tnx.

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