Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Earn Money Online Through Essays.ph

I've mentioned in previous posts that I have decided to take a sabbatical of sorts from work while pregnant.  Although I was originally uncomfortable with the idea (having been in the corporate world since I graduated last 2003), I have slowly realized the advantages of being at home while in this pregnancy state.  For one thing, I could sleep anytime I want and be as lazy as I want to be as well.  Hehehe!

However, one finds it being so routine and dreary.  I'd be a hypocrite if I say I didn't miss my hectic work life.  I miss the grueling deadlines, the headaches, the paperwork.  Heck!  I even miss my ever makulit boss!

That being said, I decided to one day browse through the papers and the web for an online job I could do at home.  But I didn't want just any job.  I wanted one where I still had the freedom to accept or decline assignments and where I was still handling my own time.  And that's when I came upon Essays.ph.


I actually first came upon Essays.ph through a job ad they placed in The Philippine Star.  I was well-aware of companies who offer freelance writing jobs at home (they being one of them) and after browsing through their website and a number of online forums for feedback, decided to try my luck and pass my resume.

A fews days later, I was invited to submit a sample of my written work.  The hiring was actually done online, something which I am not all that used to, and the rest, as they say, is history.

And now, 6 months working for this company, I am actually quite content.  I have to admit, though, the pay isn't that high (well, not as I am used to anyway.  Hehehe!)  A usual average assignment (composed of a number of articles per job) can earn anywhere from Php150 to 300, which they pay through my Gcash account (they also offer a number of other payment options.) 

But I am in-charge of my time and can accept assignments anytime I feel like it, which was my main goal in the first place.  I usually complete a writing assignment within 3 hours, and for the rest of the day, I go about my usual activities again -- whether it's resting, reading, completing a hobby or getting things ready for the arrival of baby.  Best of all I get the satisfaction of knowing I accomplished something for the day, a feeling I normally enjoyed while I was still working.

There are a number of downsides, though.  Assignments are picked through an online portal for Essays.ph members, with very minimal interaction with the site's "editors" (or the people who work full-time at the company and manage the freelancers.)  I've actually experienced being given an incomplete and/or extremely confusing sets of instructions; and even come across unexplained policies (they do have an online manual, but IMO it's a little lacking.)  There are editors who can help you out, which they have done on a number of occasions, but still it would be nice if they could tweak their processes a bit.

Other than those mentioned, I haven't experienced anything as major as not being paid on time or any extreme conflicts of interest.  It's actually a nice way to earn a little extra money if you have some free time in your hands.  =)

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For more details, please visit their website at www.essays.ph.

28 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I might register to this site. Thanks for sharing

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  2. wow, that's nice, sis. I want to earn online too. Kaya lang natatamad ako gumawa ng articles. I'm with Factoidz and Triond.

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  3. how many words per article? P150-P300 is quite high, compared to my previous writing job. P10 per P100 words. :(

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  4. @Yannie: You're welcome. =)

    @Miss `Chievous: I'll have to check out the sites you mentioned as well. Sounds interesting. =)

    @michi: Depends on the assignment. On average, assignments are composed of 5 500 word articles. For those types, they usually pay Php300. =)

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  5. Wow, you work online too! :D Sometimes I miss working in an office and the friends I made there. However, nothing beats the convenience of working in your pajamas, hehe.

    By the way, you can try writing for Qualitygal.com. :) I used to write there using my grandmother's account when I had no full time homebased job yet. The pay is good though there is sometimes a lull in projects.

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  6. @Karla: Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try as well. =)

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  7. If you know how to transcribe, try quicktate.com(flexible time pero pang gabi lang. And if you want to get paid US$ daily by writing articles try http://www.cloudcrowd.com/i/f17581 (both are paid via PayPal).

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  8. @ChopsueyRice: Thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to check that out as well. =)

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  9. Thanks for the article and the comments were helpful. =) Try checking out http://www.earnparttimejobs.com/index.php?id=3668960 too, although I'm not yet sure about it... It's so hard to figure out which are scams or not! There was this online article I read about an organized crime via online jobs and forwarding money and transaction, etc.... sigh...

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  10. @simka: Thanks for the tip. Will try to check it out as well. =)

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  11. Hello, is it possible for you to earn more than P300 a day? atleast 400-450 a day?

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  12. @yansky23: Yes, there are assignments that pay more than Php300. Or you can also opt to take more than 1 assignment per day. Payment through is usually a week after submission, provided there are no revisions required.

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  13. Hey, I do this on the side, too! No major hassles working for this company for me as well. Although you're right, the pay isn't that much, but hey, I get to do what I love - writing! :D

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  14. Hello, do you still write at essays? I just want to ask, can you really complete a 5x500 word article in just 3 hours? That's super fast. I'm just a newbie, and I almost consume the whole 24 hours just to finish the assignment.

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  15. @Anonymous: Hi! Unfortunately I don't write for them now as I've given birth already and I'm currently looking for work. That alone plus running after baby is really hard work as it is. Hehehe!

    Yes, I do finish an assignment on an average of 3 hours. But that's for topics I really am familiar with already and like. It just seems easier to write about topics I find fascinating.

    That's ok if it takes you longer. Everyone is different so don't compare youself to me. I'm sure you also have a lot on you plate which requires your attention too. =)

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  16. nakaka-burn-out at luge ang essays.ph para sa kin. okay lang sana KUNG medyo malaki-laki ang payment rate. na-experience ko na kasi mabayaran ng $12 dollars per day (part-time), 3 articles lang na tig-400-words, so luge sa eph, sorry.

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    1. Their payout is a little small, I have to agree. It's really good for parttimers lang talaga. =)

      Although I'm not as active as I was before since I've been focusing all my energies on family. =)

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  17. Hello.
    I was rejected two times. I'm wondering what kind of article they are looking for. Can you help me?

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  18. I'm already a member (black team). My screening sample was rejected. I submitted another sample with another topic when they rejected my first sample. That was Pregnancy over 40 and Debt Consolidation.

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  19. Help me naman. I'll send you my sample article and edit it so that it will be better. Para naman makapasok na ko as a writer. I'll do my best nalang kapag nakapasok ako. Actually ang gaganda ng mga topics ee. Thank You. Matutulungan mo ba ako..

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    1. Hello Jerome, sent you an email with my feedback on your work. Good luck and I hope you pass your application.

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  20. Hi po,I'm very interested in appplying for essays.ph,I find this job interesting kasi not only that my work time is in my hands but also,I'd gain a lot of knowledge while doing this job.I'm still going to pass my first application essay could you give me some feed back on it?:)

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  21. Hi!I'm very interested in this job!However,I'm still on the process of making my application essay.Would you mind if you gave me feedback about it?:D Para sure shot na..xD

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  22. Hi! Are they going to send an email asking for a sample article or you're supposed to choose your sample article? I'm new to it and I'm a little bit confused as to how to proceed. Thanks in advance for your help! :)

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    1. Hello Dona, apologies for the very late reply. Have you applied already? You have to follow their recruitment process first which does include a sample article, if I remember correctly.

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  23. Is essays.ph good for someone who plans to work at home on a full-time basis? I'm about to leave my day job in a matter of months and I'm scouring the web for online opportunities. I've already passed their exam and am now on the Red Team.

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    1. Hello, really sorry for the late reply. Unless you're a super prolific writer (and choose to get the harder assignments like ebook writing and the like), then I guess it is fine.

      For me, though, it might not be enough to sent my kid to school (much less if you have 2 or 3). Hope this helps.

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