Filipinos are top Freelancers in oDesk

Wrote about this on TechWireAsia the other day (where I’m also a weekly contributor) that the Philippines is among the top 7 contractors in oDesk. Turns out, Filipinos are the top contractors peaking at around 11,000 freelancers.

The top 7 countries include the Philippines (10,900+), India (10,300+), United States (3,500), Bangladesh (2,200+), Pakistan (1,900+), Ukraine (2,400) and Russia (1,900).

However, based on a stack graph created by Panos Ipeirotis on his blog, Filipino contrators are the most active in oDesk. You can read my story over at TechWireAsia here.

The Philippines is already a huge market for BPOs (outsourcing) and the numbers on oDesk (for independent outsourcing/freelancing) does not really surprise us anymore. What I think is more important is that clients consider Filipinos as better contractors or provide higher ROI.

26 Comments on this Post

  1. Wow, we surpassed india already? Nice! I’m proud to be a freelancer on oDesk.

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    • hi there been having a hard time in o desk dnt know the legit ones..do you have any suggestions!thanks much…appreciate all your help

  2. Jobless pilipino will find a way to earn Online ^_^

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    • Brickz

      Exactly. Just shows that Filipinos don’t have access to enough jobs or aren’t compensated enough.

  3. And the Stupid BIR will find a way to tax the ordinary Filipino freelancer earning online.. :))

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  4. because of this blog malalaman ng mga tag BIR ito. . .

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  5. because of this blog malaman ito ng mga taga BIR

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  6. bat baging spam yung blog post ko ? puttttttaaaaaaa

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  7. malalaman ito nga mga taga BIR salamat sa tulong mo ABE..mababawasan na sahod namin

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    • not really… so long as the income is from sources outside the Philippines, it is not taxable.. online workers who work for foreign companies may be considered as OFWs by principle =)

    • @bean BIR yan wag mo maliitin yang mga yan basta pera gagawa ng paraan yang mga yan alam mo naman dito sa pilipinas kung sino pa ang mahirap yun pa ang pinahaharapan lalo.

  8. wee, I’m too, a Full Time oDesk contractor for 4 years now!! :) Go Pinoys!

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  9. How can i apply?

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  10. First time to hear about this. What am I missing? :(

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  11. Marami pa palang online contractors na di nagbabayad ng tax. Baka pati SSS nyo, hindi rin kayo nagcocontribute.

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  12. curious

    We filipinos are lowering the rate at odesk. Too bad people are working 3-5 dollars an hour which is way too low.

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  13. Odesk Philippines

    As I observed, many clients are looking for Filipino contractors (some are even stressing their preference to hire Filipinos in their job openings) because of the quality of our work and ability to communicate well. Let’s start growing the Pinoy odesk community, like this newly created page:
    https://www.facebook.com/odeskphilippines2012

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  14. Hey, guys, have you checked out http://www.Staff.com? This is another site for work from home jobs.

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  15. I work in Odesk and I am earning close to 50k a month. FU BIR tax your sh!t we are not paying you any cent

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    • request to joingroup

      sir, ask ko lang po if pano makahanap client or makajoin group mo? my odesk username is garybaby. have tech and call center experience din for three years. pls email me or text 0906-4505357 or do you have contact number so that i can call you? thanks.

  16. Rie Avis

    Have you checked out http://www.Staff.com? This is another site for work from home jobs. It is similar to oDesk but for full time work only.There’s a lot of opportunity here for contractors and freelancers!! See it for yourself.

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  17. I just started, please email me if you got a good contractor to be recommend.
    carlolobaton@yahoo.com
    username in odesk: carlolobaton

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