Make Money Online: Blogging May Curb Unemployment In PH

Social Weather Stations’ third quarter survey findings on adult joblessness show that adult joblessness in the Philippines is at 29.4 percent.

The survey, which was conducted in “August 24-27, 2012 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, the Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao,” tells us that “the SWS joblessness rate among adults 18 years old and above is 22.9 percent.”

“This means 6.5% are looking for a job but are not available for work at present or in the next two weeks,” the SWS report said.

Based on the survey result, there are approximately 8.4 million Filipinos who are unemployed. And that was about three months ago. Imagine how many individuals and families have meager or no income at all.

Unemployment is a huge problem the government must address. To be fair, the government is doing its best to provide citizens jobs through various agencies including the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as well as livelihood assistance through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

If all of their efforts aren’t enough, or some of the programs are ineffective, then the government should find and try new ways that will lead to the reduction of unemployment in the country.

Why don’t the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) try to include blogging in the school curriculum? Why don’t TESDA try to offer basic blogging as a three-month course?

If you only know how it works, blogging is one of the easiest and most effective ways to earn money.

Blogging doesn’t require a diploma. You only need a computer (you can rent one at an internet shop in the neighborhood), an internet connection, and simple english knowledge to start with.

You are your own boss, meaning you’re self-employed; you can manage your time and do the job at home; you can attend to and provide your family’s needs; and you don’t have to leave your loved ones to work abroad just to earn dollars.

I’ve been advocating this for a couple of years already because I know for a fact how hard it is to get a stable job. I’ve worked as a contractual worker in three well-known broadcast companies and as a government employee with a coterminous status and meager salary.

Despite being a college graduate and a professional civil service exam passer, I wasn’t given a permanent job. So I decided to quit to focus on blogging. From there on I was able to earn a dozen times more than what I got in the past sixteen years.

I know some Filipino bloggers out there who are making money online, around six figures monthly. If you blog and your blog site becomes popular, ads will follow and cash will pour in. You might even surpass their income.

Why don’t you try blogging after reading this post? Don’t waste too much of your time on Facebook. There’s plenty of blogging resources on the web. All you have to do is read and if you already have a know-how, create a blog. By doing so, you help reduce the number of jobless pinoys.