Effects of Home-Based Jobs to the Economy

@ARIES1973 (9539)
Legaspi, Philippines
May 6, 2012 7:36am CST
When I was in high school, my teacher would asked me what I will do to help the government. Since I have no capacity to do things for the government, I can help by not adding to the problem. Perhaps if this question will be asked of me this day, I might have a better answer. I have the capacity to do things better. I know I've been a good public servant. But of course I want something concrete. I want to leave a legacy and perhaps with this new found idea, I could be able to help the government by helping my countrymen. Helping my countrymen know the benefits of doing online job right at their own home would probably a good start. Starting with my place. Well, basically, the reason why people from my place does not engage in an online job is because they do not know about this thing. Secondly, they do not know how it works. By targeting these obstacles, I would in due time reach my ultimate goal by taking smaller wins. If everyone would be doing the same, I think we would in one way or another lessen the economic problem in our country.
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@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
6 May 12
That got me thinking... you may be able to help many people find a way to earn thru the internet..but, how can that help the government, when we don't pay tax if we work online. If more and more people gets in to online jobs, it will greatly affect manpower needs of the many companies and organizations that requires thousands of people to work for them - like call centers and factories.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Thank you for the comment. First issue, We may not be paying taxes because several companies or should I say most companies are not based in our country, but the fact that the earnings that we might have will be spent in our country, that is one way to help the government. We would help eradicate the poverty level if we would have at least another source of income. Second issue, I would want to help countrymen to have additional source of income, I don't think that would affect those who are presently working at the call centers.
• Philippines
7 May 12
I get your point. Why do you think it would help our people better to get an online source of living than get a real full time job with benefits and stability from the corporate world?
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Good morning. I don't say its better to have an online job. It just happen that I found out this kind of alternative source of income so I wanted to share it with my countrymen. I felt I'm blessed when I found this kind of job and I appreciate it, so I wanted to share this blessing. I myself is just doing online job on a part time basis since I have a full time job.
• Philippines
7 May 12
Some people don't know that there is work online,the problem is that not every one have computer in their house. So it is also hard to know. But for me,even i have online extra job still i have low income and but i am thankful i have this and even little it helps.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Thanks befrind. For the meantime, I will first concentrate on those who have a permanent internet connection. I have lots of friends who have an internet connection but does not use it on a more productive way.
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• Philippines
7 May 12
Yes i know and even in here some people waste there time to go in the cafe with no benefits on it. Playing games with how many hours and a waste all.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
7 May 12
I have been doing online jobs since last year but I have not paid taxes for my earnings so it follows that I am not helping the government. For sure, it would certainly help the economy if more and more people would go for the online jobs but how many do you think will want to stay at home to work. From my experience, article writing seems the best money earner in online jobs but how many would like to write articles online? It is not an easy job and I can vouch for that. I have endured many rejections with my work because I am not particularly knowledgeable on most of the subjects that I need to write about. It can even be boring. Many don't have their own computers and internet connection and you cannot concentrate in the internet cafes. It just isn't possible. Most of the online jobs also require computer skills which most do not possess. If you ask me, the physical jobs still win out as the choice of most people. They have a chance to go out and meet other people. The day job pay better than the online jobs and you get to have a lot more benefits like SSS and Philhealth.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Thank you for the comment yahnee. Well, I am not promoting to exchange their present job with the online job. Online job can be a source of additional income for most of us. Personally, I am not doing it on a full time basis, since I am a full time employee. My idea is to inform others about the idea of working online. To give them a knowledge that this thing is real and they can do it even at their own home. It's up to them to do it or not. I just want to help them to use the power of choice wisely.
• Pasay, Philippines
7 May 12
Be the part of the solution, not the problem. Yes, Filipinos are hard-workers and they're merrily doing their daily jobs 8-9 hours a day with today's minimum pay. But it doesn't give us the difference between then. At least I still earn extra without stealing, nor doing other illegal stuff that will deprive me further and my nation (unlike our corrupt official does; jokes) It just so happened that we work smarter. Filipinos are not yet open for these kinds of opportunities; even getting 3 jobs at the same time. For crying out loud some may complain there are not enough jobs in the Philippines but how could I possibly have 3 jobs when I'm only a high school graduate? (nah..don't think about changing my mind in getting college degree; tell me about those college grads who doesn't have work. It doesn't makes any difference) Doing my part here through mylot; as a citizen, the best solution that I can think of is to motivate others how to help themselves. Because no matter how many opportunities given here; trust me they still won't help themselves. And add the crab mentality up to some. Filipinos are not being sensible anymore and makes true to the saying, "... Poor becomes poorer" due to their mentality.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Hi there resy! Thank you for the suggestion. Well, as you have said "some", which means most of us are capable of changing for the better. What I have in mind is to just give them a knowledge about this online job. It is still up to them to do it or not. I just don't think it is proper also to keep something to myself if I know this thing is good and it will help others. It's just like a blessing not being shared.
@yel812 (174)
7 May 12
It's funny how you think that way. But just imagine if everyone in the world is doing online jobs. No more teachers, no more employees,no more pilot, imagine if working online is really that effective. No wonder it is like telling everyone to be a singer, there will be no more people who will be thinking big. Knowledge is everything. You must think first before you do an action, or else it will just destroy you.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Hi yel! Thank you for that comment. Yes you are correct. Well, anyway I am concentrating in my own place. So that I could help my friends to maximize the use of their resources. Actually, I started promoting my sites, but the funny thing is, I got more foreign referrals than my countrymen because they are more knowledgeable on internet. And most of the time, my friends who tried to register on the site I told them, can not even have a successful registration because of their very limited knowledge. That is also one reason why I want to help them.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
6 May 12
Perhaps you can become a public motivational speaker in your homeland and spread the word of home-based jobs; this would be an excellent way to give back to your community and your country. You would be teaching your village to fish so that they can feed themselves for a lifetime.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Hi roberten! Thank you for this suggestion. I know that what I am thinking is something that can not be achieved over a short period of time and I know how hard it is to be explaining especially that this kind of thing is really very new to us. But I'm sure with constant practice and guidance, I would be able to achieve my goal.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
6 May 12
You got nice points here. Like you I believe education is the only thing that could help bails out our countrymen from poverty. However, letting them know what's online jobs are is not an answer. People need to have basic knowledge about computer but information and knowledge is not enough as having a basic computer set is still something that is affordable for most of our countrymen. Plus the high cost of internet connection adds to the problem of not being able to access online job opportunities. These basic things make our journey to economic growth through the internet and online jobs is still a long long way.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 May 12
Thank you for the response. I'm glad that I've got a lot of suggestions for this topic. I would like to consider first our place, well, presently, I got a lot friends who spend their time on games and other activities online wherein they do not earn a single cent. So, I will try to concentrate on those who are at present having a regular internet connection. I will just divert some of their time from doing non-earning activities to earning activities. It's just like introducing the use of internet connection for a more productive activities. Little wins rather than a big one perhaps would do some great results in the future.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
7 May 12
Well, i can be a good citizen who lives based on money that i earn only. i can't do the big thing to change something for the government yet. There are many way to earn money, do business, work in the government office, work at home, etc. I am currently a type person who works in the government office, but i try to do my own business later. I want i am my own boss.
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@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
7 May 12
hi there aries1973... Online jobs really help a lot, especially for those unemployed people, they can be freelancers. But the government does not like this, because they won't be able to get taxes from us.. That's why they're planning on taxing freelancers now.. I will be glad to pay my taxes if and only if I'm getting what I paid for. But, oh well, the Philippine governnment does not do that.. It's not that they can't provide it, they just chose not to give back what the people paid. Then why would I agree with them taxing freelancers. But online jobs brings in dollar into our country that can be used to pay our debts.. but the problem is still corruption, whatever we pay, whatever support we give, they're just corrupted... If corruption stops or at least at minimal since I don't believe it will stop... Then maybe our economy is good right now, imagine all those 12% tax added in everything we purchase, it's very large, we're one of the countries who got high taxes already. Anyways, Have a nice day!