I Want to Work From Home and Make Money Online – What Can I Do?
So you have decided that you would like to work from from and start earning so extra cash. You may just want to top up existing earnings or look to eventually quit your day job and go at it full time. The question is, what job opportunities are out there to enable us to work from home? Lets take a look at a few options that are in demand.
There are lots of companies and individuals that are looking for people to carry out writing services on their behalf. This is becoming a popular method to outsource this type of work to individuals, instead of employing people directly to do the job. There are a few different areas of writing that are in great demand and these include article writing, press releases, sales letters, blog writing, product review and description writing to name but a few. There are even requirements for people to perform forum posting.
There are many freelancing websites that you can sign up for to enable you to look for this type of work. You should not be put off by the subject that you may be asked to write about, as within a few hours searching the internet you are able to get familiar with a particular subject.
2. Virtual Customer Support
If you feel that you have excellent communication skills, or have worked in a customer service environment in your day job, then this might be an option for you. There are many companies or even individuals out there that are now outsourcing there on-line customer services. As this is not face to face and is all ‘virtual’ it does not matter where you are based, which is why many people are outsourcing this type of work. You may be required to answer customer queries, update them on the status of their order or even process orders on the companies behalf. Full training is usually given and access to the companies order/support system to enable you to work efficiently from the comfort of your own home.
Payment for this type of work is usually done by the hour or by the number of questions asked. It is not uncommon for people to work for more than one company in a virtual capacity throughout the day,
3. Auction Website Business
On-line auctions are huge business and this is what many people turn to first of all when looking for that work from home job. A great place to start is by clearing out your house with anything that you no longer require. This is great to begin with as you can get the hang of how everything works and whether you enjoy doing it.
If this is a path you would like to follow then eventually you would need to decide on what products you would like to sell and think about setting up a business in. This can be daunting to many people as the thought of finding a product that they can compete on-line with and a supplier where they can get the products from so they can make a reasonable profit from is a worrying and confusing one. There are also the auction and payment fees and shipping costs to consider. All this however is not that daunting and I will get into it in more detail in future articles.
The next best thing to setting up an auction business on-line is to work for someone who already has one. There are many companies and individuals out there who are looking for people to list items on auction websites and even handle the customer service side. This can be a great way to learn all about running an on-line auction business from home without taking any of the risk yourself.
So there we have 3 different methods of being able to work from home on-line, and with lots of sub niches within each category there is certainly something there for everyone.