Legitimate jobs exist for online workers.
Today, jobs can be had online and much of that work can be done from your home, an ideal option for stay-at-home mothers and fathers. As with anything, scams abound so before you agree to take a gig, you’ll want to make sure that the job is valid and offers a fair wage.
Blogging — Content creators are needed by businesses small and large. Some business operators prefer to outsource their work, paying bloggers to contribute short, timely articles or long form work as needed. If you have a solid writing background, you can apply for opportunities by querying companies directly. You can also find work through third-party sites such as Guru and Elance.
Writing — Although blogging is writing, people who provide web or ad copy have a certain gift that many other writers do not possess. Sell your talents to companies, by providing web copy, press releases, ad copy and other writing needs. Some gigs are short-term while others can be long-term and may be temp to perm. Offer a contract for jobs that are regular or gigs that are for more than $500.
Websites — You say every business has a website? Nearly all do, but some do not and could use your services. Other businesses have a website and either need to have it maintained or may be looking for someone to build smaller, micro websites to launch a new product. You don’t have to be a CSS or HTML guru to build a website. If you’re familiar with WordPress, you can use this platform as your content management system, creating dynamic and colorful websites for your customers.
Marketing — Marketing has evolved to where there seems no end in the way companies get the word out. Social media platforms, typically Facebook and Twitter, allow for corporate promotion for the creation of carefully constructed campaigns with measurable results. People are needed to send and manage tweets, and interact with customers as they respond. Work as part of a team or approach businesses with your plan. Combine online marketing with telemarketing, e-mail marketing and other services to enhance your portfolio.
Virtual Assistant — If you have multiple talents, you can market yourself as a virtual assistant. Also known as personal assistant, virtual professional or online business manager, this professional can provide each of the previously mentioned skills and more. Some VAs are expects in legal matters, others work as translators and still others are job coaches. There is no limit to what you can do and offer.
Make Money Online
There are many other ways to make money online. Some people have a knack for buying and selling through eBay and Craigslist. Others have found taking surveys and accomplishing market research is right for them. Indeed, the Internet has made it easier for people to make extra money online or even launch a new career.
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