Need a constant stream of income, but don't have a degree yet? That's a tough thing to ask for, considering that many students neither have the work experience, or the necessary skills and qualifications to get a part-time job that's actually worth their time. Companies in the Philippines, in particular, are stringent when it comes to asking for letters of recommendation from faculty and certifications, which, on the surface, greatly limits the options of a Filipino college student that needs extra money.
What makes this even more difficult for job-seeking student is that to get to a job at a concrete, brick-and-mortar company, you need to commute, and any commuter who's been through the horrors of the Manila metro system, is a spiritually-draining experience. There has been a way for these students to work around these limitations, however, and this has taken the form of the telecommute job, or an online part-time job. This not only skips on the commuting part, but it also gives you an unparalleled flexibility to create your own working schedule, appropriate to your academic and social needs. These typically come in the form of the following jobs:
1. Online Data Entry, Assistance and Research
These involve very manual jobs, and are typically outsourced tasks that foreign companies want to have done for cheap. Cheap by their definition is fairly decent pay here in the Philippines though, so you can devote around 20 hours a week on this job, and earn somewhere between 8,000-16,000 Pesos per month, depending on the company that hires you.
Options are plentiful, and you can look for one at OnlineJobs.ph, and you can also get easier to get into (but less well paying jobs) as a KGB information researcher (not the Soviet Intelligence Service, just by the way). For that, you need to take an entry test first before getting in.
2. Online Tutoring
This is, once again, an outsourced job, where foreign companies from China, Japan and Korea, with students eager to learn English, needing tutors who are available on demand, and for a price that isn't as expensive as that of your usual western expat. The pay is roughly the same as that of Online Data Entry and Research, but there are increases over time. Contrary to what their advertisements say though, it is only realistic to "earn 30,000 pesos a month" from these jobs if you take them on almost full time, and are already an experienced tutor with higher wages per hour.
Popular choices are 51Talk and RareJob.
3. Freelance Writing and Graphic Design
Unlike the previous two, freelancing does not come with constant pay, and the compensation comes by project. On a roughly per hour basis, however, the pay is better, given that you work directly for the companies and people who need outsourcing, rather than having a middleman who bags the profits from exploiting your labour in between.
The website of choice for this is unquestionably Elance.com, which is fairly well entrenched and has a decent supply of people in need of freelance work.