The Internet is such a vast, open space filed with all sorts of information, entertainment and opportunities for users to both live and work. Content creators and producers use the Internet as a medium to share material and converse with groups and individuals all over the world. Because of this, the Internet has also opened up the opportunity to build your own company and work solely on the Internet.
So, what type of desk job can you have away from the traditional nine-to-five brick and mortar offices?
Freelancing is a great way to quickly jump into working online from home. Writers, bloggers, web developers, maintenance people and graphic designers often times search the market to find out what people are offering online. Freelancers have the option to build a reputation, be more competitive in prices and services, and expose yourself to different markets in order to gain experience. There are also many freelance websites and job listings on many job hunting sites specifically asking for freelancers. Try freelance writing sites such as Pay Per Post.
Virtual assistants can work whereever they want to provide their unique skill set to one or more businesses or clients. They could work on a temporary or long-term basis, and they communicate between clients online through e-mail and Web portals. Try virtual assistant sites such as Virtual Assistant.
You can work online as a medical transcriptionist, who has some health-care knowledge. You get to listen to and type dictation from doctors using audio files, and could be on or offsite, getting paid hourly.
Call Center Representative
Call center reps can work at home on a dedicated phone line to answer calls from people asking for help using the “Live Chat” functions on websites. These representatives help customers in choosing products and placing orders, and get paid hourly.
Do, however, be careful of scams or individuals trying to seek out free service. Usually if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. You shouldn’t ever have to pay anything up front to get a job, or forgo the use of more protective payment options like PayPal. Also, remember that no one should have your PayPal account number, credit card or bank account information.