- Passenger Jeepney Driver / 30,000 to 35,000 a Month
These people are silent earners. Metro Manila Jeepney drivers are earning at least 1,000 pesos a day. “Mahina ang katawan ko pag uwi ko na isang libo lang kinita ko, pero di maiwasan minsan talagang mahina. Pinakamahina na ang isang libo”, Lito Vergara of Makati said. Lito has been driving Jeepneys for 12 years and already owns 3 jeepneys – all from his own sweat as a driver.
- Shoe and Umbrella Repair Man 30,000 to 45,000 a Month
“Payong repair sapatos”,this is what they call someone who do this. Further explanation for this can be found here.
- Handyman / 30,000 to 45,000 a Month
A handyman is someone who does everything from carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, etc. In a middle-to first-class subdivision, a handyman is always needed. A single call to a handyman that will fix your faucet, electrical outlet, or tiles would cost you at least 400 pesos in a couple of hours work.
- Auto Denter (Latero) / 30,000 to 45,000 a Month
An auto denter or “latero”is someone who repairs the body of the vehicle. In US and other Western Countries, it is called “panel beater”.A couple of hours of auto denter’s work fixing your car’s fender can cost you at least 500 pesos. A skilled auto denter can assemble the Isuzu Elf’s whole body in 3 weeks for 35,000 pesos.
- Home Service Massage Therapist / 30,000 to 45,000 a Month
Most massage parlors ask at least 300 pesos for one hour massage. Home service massage therapists are earning more and receiving bigger tips. Elena Gigantoni of Mandalagan, Bacolod City has been earning decent amount for five years in servicing first class subdivisions like Villa Valderrama, Santa Clara Subdivision, and Ayala North Point. She takes home at least 1,200 a day for less than 8 hours of home service job.
- Walking Ukay Vendor / 36,000 to 45,000 Per Month
It might be your first time hearing this but this person earns at least 1,200 a day. Although this is actually a business and not a job that pays you to work for others, selling ukay while walking with “kariton”is really rewarding.
Bonifacio Medina of Calamba City has been doing this for seven years and he doesn’t want to do any other things at all. According to him, selling at least 15 pants and 20 shorts a day is easy. The markup for each men’s pants is 45 pesos and 32 pesos for each short. Earning at least 1,315 pesos a day while walking at least 10 kilometers is a cool job for Medina.
There are also other jobs that can be included in the list like a freelance electrical technician, vulcanizer, and taho vendor.
The above lists of jobs are not for everyone, but if you are doing nothing and want to earn a pretty amount of money, the above lists of jobs are worth trying.
Although these jobs pay better than most office works, the reason why most of these people do not succeed is due to lack of financial education. Anyhow, these people are far better than KADAMAY and other militant groups’ members.
Side Note: The purpose of this article is to tell the readers about other money-making opportunities around. Whether the people mentioned here became successful or not in their chosen career, it depends on individual’s education and financial management system. There are some who succeeded and there are some who failed. The facts from this article are not from the Internet but rather from personal and neighbor’s experiences. /Ricky Medina – Calamba City/
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