Apparently, it's tough to be 'your own boss' in PH

Sherry Tadeja
PUBLISHED March 22, 2018 04:08 pm

(Inside Manila) Who wouldn't want to take control of their own work and earn a living from it? The perks are just overflowing: no more rushing to time in, no more co-workers, and no more naggy bosses. But before you end things with your employer, you might want to think twice before pursuing freelance work. Especially after a report revealed the country is not suited to those who want to be their own boss.

According to a recent study by Expert Market, The Philippines is among the 10 countries best for freelancers.

The country ranked fourth from the "Bottom 10" of the list. Followed by Ecuador, Slovenia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Belgium, and Peru. While the top 3 are Uruguay, Argentina, and Israel.

But if the odds and finances are in your favor, you should probably move to these foreign places where, according to the study, freelance work flourishes: Hongkong, USA, South Korea, UAE, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand, Estonia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

Expert Market's study compared 57 countries around the globe with eight different factors: cost of living, income tax, access to credit, average internet speed, transport networks, free Wi-Fi availability, cost of a coffee, and ease of starting a business.



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